Get to Know Appletree: Jane Rothstein
Jane is our lead sales person on week days at the store.
Three things (+one) I do when I’m not at Appletree (or reading):
I manage the archives at The Temple-Tifereth Israel, I knit, and I practice yoga. I am also slightly obsessed with the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Three books I like:
This month, I’m recommending three recent, non-superhero graphic novels.
Incognegro: Renaissance (Berger Books), written by Mat Johnson, illustrated by Warren Pleece: A genius murder mystery about intellectual theft, passing, and African-American life in Harlem in the 1920s.
My Brother’s Husband, Vols. 1 & 2 (Pantheon), by Gengoroh Tagame: With the visit of Mike, his deceased twin brother’s Canadian husband, Yaichi, the stay-at-home father of an adorable daughter, works to overcome his assumptions about homosexuality, as well as other aspects of Japanese family life.
Sabrina (Drawn & Quarterly), by Nick Drnaso: The first graphic novel to be longlisted for Britain’s prestigious Man Booker Prize, this is a wrenching story about love, death, family, media, and conspiracy theories in American life.