by Sarah Blustain

What’s New on Lilith’s Shelves

FICTION
New York Stories: Kate Wenner’s Setting Fires (Scribner) follows a New York filmmaker investigating two fires that dominate her life….Lynn Sharon Schwartz’s In the Family Way (Haiper Perennial) peeps in on the sexual and social lives of an extended family in a building on the Upper West Side.
                  Historically Speaking: Nomi Eve’s The Family Orchard (Knopf) introduces 200 years of sprightly women in Jerusalem….Roman author Angela Bianchini explores exile through an Italian Jewish woman who flees in 1941 in The Edge of Europe (Bison Books)….In Katie Singer’s sensitive debut, The Wholeness of a Broken Heart (Riverhead), four generations of women carry the painful Jewish history in Europe and America.
                 Coming of Age: A cheeky narrative, Julianna Baggot’s Girl Talk (Pocket Books) follows Lissy Jablonski, 30, in her memories of a slapstick summer and her musing on becoming her mom….Andee Hochman’s Anatomies (Picador) introduces lively young women on the verge of finding their unusual places in the world… .Molly Jong-Fast (daughter of Erica Jong) debuts with Normal Girl (Villard), a tale of growing up in the fast lane.

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