It was actually a freebie tease from a web site called Nextbook.org. I'm sorry to say that I've been completely in the dark about Nextbook. To me, it sounds like some horrible job search site, or a new social networking dealio, God forbid. What Nextbook is, in fact, is a web site devoted to Jewish culture. This insert is supposed to whet folk's appetite for the site, and reader, it did mine.
I just came back from my afternoon constitutional having read every single article. There was a loving essay from the New York Times' Rachel Donadio about Malamud, an interview with British novelist Howard Jacobson (again, I know nothing about him) that was so compelling I've placed his books on my Amazon wish list. A story about a wildly popular Israeli war novel called If Heaven Exists, and an appreciation of Yiddish poet Mani Leib. Oh, and Sara Peretsky's a Jew. Who knew?
I didn't know about any of it except Malamud, and it was all fascinating. Natch, I tapped into the Nextbook site and bookmarked it. If the site is as good as that reader, well, then I'm glad I looked at my mail today.