We received notice this week that Ruth’s novel Blue Thread has been reviewed in the most recent issue of Lilith, a Jewish feminist magazine, just in time for Hanukkah this year. It is especially gratifying to see reviews are still coming in after publication, particularly since the Ninth Day team has spent a significant amount of energy this term identifying potential new reviewers and following up with those we have already contacted.

Aside from contacting new reviewers, our tasks for The Ninth Day have become very launch-centric. We are working to secure snacks and prizes for our activities. As I mentioned last week, we will be raffling off a classroom set of books to an interested teacher, and we have been brainstorming the most effective way to execute that plan. The launch already has an event page on Facebook (link:, so be sure to RSVP and let us know you’re coming!

We will be posting more launch details as they come in, so be sure to check back soon.

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