Bethany Ball

marlene lopez

(Ball, Bethany) Bethany Ball was born in Detroit and has lived in Santa Fe, New Jersey, Miami, and Israel. Her debut novel is a New York Times Editors’ Choice and one of “10 New Books We Recommend This Week”; an Amazon Best Book of the Month (fiction/ literature); and one of Tablet Magazine’s “Seven Jewish Literary Fiction Books To Read This Year.” What To Do About The Solomons (Atlantic Monthly Press) is a hilarious multigenerational family saga set in Israel, New York, and Los Angeles that explores the secrets and gossip-filled lives of a kibbutz community near Jerusalem. Judy Blume writes, “There’s nothing more exciting as a bookseller (or a reader) than discovering a new writer who creates memorable characters in a setting we don’t see every day. Funny, sexy, and smart.”