2017 Sabbatical Homes Book Fair – call for entries!  By

2017 Sabbatical Homes Book Fair – call for entries!

We enjoy highlighting our members’ accomplishments. Have you written a book recently? We’d love to include your work in our 2017 Book Fair. Please contact us and let us know! Be sure to include the following details:

  • Author’s name
  • Book title
  • A short synopsis of the book
  • An image of the book cover
  • Any relevant web links


  1. I have a book entitled ‘Gardening from a Hammock’. The authors are Ellen Novack and Dan Cooper and the book is about low-maintenance gardening. ‘Gardening from a Hammock’ explains the features of a low-maintenance plant and provides tips for planning and building a garden that has colour all summer without the chores. It highlights the easy-care stars of the plant world for gardeners who have little time, energy or desire to spend their valuable weekend pampering fussy prima donna flowers and shrubs.
    Please contact me for an image of the book cover (I don’t see how to attach it here.)

    1. SabbaticalHomes

      Thanks Dan, we’re delighted to include your book!

  2. http://www.sup.org/books/cite/?id=9865

    Homeless Tongues
    Poetry and Languages of the Sephardic Diaspora

    Finalist for the 2016 National Jewish Book Awards in the category of Sephardic Culture, sponsored by the Jewish Book Council.

    This book examines a group of multicultural Jewish poets to address the issue of multilingualism within a context of minor languages and literatures, nationalism, and diaspora. It introduces three writers working in minor or threatened languages who challenge the usual consensus of Jewish literature: Algerian Sadia Lévy, Israeli Margalit Matitiahu, and Argentine Juan Gelman. Each of them—Lévy in French and Hebrew, Matitiahu in Hebrew and Ladino, and Gelman in Spanish and Ladino—expresses a hybrid or composite Sephardic identity through a strategic choice of competing languages and intertexts. Monique R. Balbuena’s close literary readings of their works, which are mostly unknown in the United States, are strongly grounded in their social and historical context. Her focus on contemporary rather than classic Ladino poetry and her argument for the inclusion of Sephardic production in the canon of Jewish literature make Homeless Tongues a timely and unusual intervention.

    About the author
    Monique Rodrigues Balbuena is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Jewish Studies in the Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon.

    1. SabbaticalHomes

      Thanks Monique! We’re delighted to include your book!

  3. Jennifer Callaghan

    I have a book published this year called, “My Brain and I.” It’s an account of my struggle back from a severe brain injury acquired 20 years ago in a catastrophic car accident to a life of hard-won independence, writing, teaching and traveling. Particularly useful for anyone who has friends, students or clients who are going through this. The book is also for friends and families of people who have TBI (traumatic brain injury) who struggle to understand their changed behaviours.

    Available at orders@lapublishing.com, from Lash and Associates or in Canada at obia.ca/bookstore/ (Ontario Brain Injury Association)

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