Mikhal Dekel, author of “Tehran Children”
Can?t Start a Fire: Nicholas Sparks?s latest novel, ?The Longest Ride,? opens with the voice of 91-year-old Ira Levinson, a Jew from the south.
Wise Man of Suburbia: Stuart Nadler?s debut novel is most compelling for its depiction of family relationships.
The Anger Artist: Austin Ratner returns with his second novel, ?In The Land of the Living,? which pulses with fury and grief.
Clear-Eyed: Malcom?s rigorous reporting anatomizes the drama of the legal process.
And the Winner Is: Gal Beckerman, winner of the National Jewish Book Award, for his 2010 history of the Soviet Jewry movement.