Chabon’s Sigh of Relief

Michael Chabon’s The Yiddish Policemen’s Union was officially published on Tuesday, and the book has already received its first award of sorts: a good review from the New York Times’ Michiko Kakutani.

Kakutani is a notoriously critical critic, but the truth is, I don’t think I’ve ever disliked a book that she’s liked, which leads me to believe that she’s picky and nit-picky, but not necessarily malicious.

If you’re in the mood for some more Chabon, check out the interview that Todd Hasak-Lowy did with the author on JBooks.

Related

Discover More

William and Kate’s Wedding: Mazel Tov!

Prince William and Kate Middleton are getting married. And you know, news of a wedding will always rock the Jewish ...

Everybody’s Jewish

People who are apparently Jewish, or at least Jew-ish according to the latest news cycle: Valerie Jarrett Charlie Sheen John ...

Jewish Languages: What’s Trending?

“Yeshivish” is a normal form of discourse for many Orthodox Jews in America–but could it become a new language? (Forward) ...