My most recent book, The Frumkiss Family Business, comes out today in an easily affordable paperback edition. Perfect for post-Tisha B’Ov presents. Tell your friends. Buy copies for your enemies and make them your friends. Buy as many as you can afford–I’m trying to raise money for root canal work.
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Back in February Wex was interviewed by Doris Epstein on Mensch Life about his new novel The Frumkiss Family Business. If you are reading this blog post in your email – please click on the link to see the video. Michael Wex appears on Mensch Life from Marilla Wex on Vimeo.
This review of The Frumkiss Family Business by Joel Yanofsky appeared in the latest edition of the Literary Review of Canada. Last December, after the film version of Barney’s Version came out, I noticed that the chatter on my Facebook page about the movie and the Mordecai Richler novel it was based on had taken […]
Proving once again the value of a single-city tour, Uptown Magazine in Winnipeg has voted The Frumkiss Family Business one of its top novels of the year. At the beginning of December Quentin Mills-Fenn wrote a great review of Frumkiss and has followed up today by including the book as one of his favourite novels […]
Wex has done several book tours with the Jewish Book Council and all this week he will be blogging for them. Find out how The Frumkiss Family Business was born and what it’s really like to be a Jewish writer and Yiddish expert. You can read the first entry entitled Birth of a Family Business […]
Mike Regenstreif presents a considered and very favourable review of The Frumkiss Family Business in the Ottawa Jewish Bulletin. Imagine suddenly finding out that a defining aspect of your identity was not what you thought it was all your life – that you weren’t really who or what you thought you were. That’s what happens […]
I don’t know what it is about Winnipeg, but they sure do love The Frumkiss Family Business. Not that I’m complaining, you understand – we’re thrilled! Uptown, Winnipeg’s online resource for the arts, entertainment and news, has produced a carefully considered, well-written and (all-importantly) overwhelmingly positive review of the book. It was written by Quentin […]
Israel’s is a classy Judaica outfit with two stores in Toronto – one just up the road from us on Eglinton and one in Thornhill. They have always been supportive of Michael’s work and we were delighted when good old Google alerts picked up this review of The Frumkiss Family Business. “If you haven’t already […]
Recently Wex was interviewed by Emily Landau for the Arty Semite blog in The Forward. These are the results. Michael Wex is best known for his acerbic, authoritative books on Yiddish language and culture, but in this fall’s The Frumkiss Family Business he has turned his attention to fiction. The sprawling novel is a farcical […]
We picked up this review in a Google alert. Increasingly these days book blogs and review websites are playing a bigger part in influencing readers to pick up a book and read it. When we started this website five years ago it felt a bit, well, naff to include any nods other than those from […]