In an especially bookish day in Tablet Magazine, Life of Pi author Yann Martel, whose new novel uses animals in a Holocaust allegory, visits for a Vox Tablet podcast. Parenting columnist Marjorie Ingall discusses a young-adult novel about a Palestinian girl that has caused great controversy for Canada’s Jewish community. The forthcoming books that Josh Lambert previews in his weekly column look pretty good (and, in the case of Blue Ribbon Cookbook, delicious). Scrolls were books before there were books, and, let’s face it, The Scroll may be a book after there aren’t books anymore.
Marc Tracy is a staff writer at The New Republic, and was previously a staff writer at Tablet. He tweets @marcatracy.