Sara Ivry and Julie Subrin at Vox Tablet, Tablet’s weekly podcast, asked Josie (age 11) to interview Ari Goelman, author of The Path of Names, a Jewish ghost story for middle grade readers.

I kvell.

pathofnames_060713_620pxI love this illustration for the Tablet piece, by Andrea Tsurumi.

8726042029_3cb5d4f3ec_zHere’s Josie in Guys & Dolls. I kvell on many fronts.


  1. tanita June 11, 2013 at 11:06 am

    She’s ELEVEN???? Far too cute , nay, beautiful. And already doing interview! Rock on, Jos.

    LOVE that golem. I’d really like one of those, except somehow those stories never really end well…

  2. marjorie June 11, 2013 at 11:41 am

    aw, thanks, Tanita — btw, have you read The Golem and the Jinni? Not for kids. I loved it.

  3. Jackie June 11, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Your dad would be so proud. He always knew she was a genius!

  4. marjorieingall June 11, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    jackie, you brought tears to my eyes!

  5. Anne June 12, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    She’s so articulate. And so much fun. Love her voice. Made me smile today.

  6. Jackie June 16, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    I’m really glad your dad’s website is still up – about once a year, I re-read a lot of it, and always marvel at this guy, who truly had it all and knew it. His adoration of his kids and granddaughter always brings tears to *my* eyes, and I didn’t even know the guy.

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