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Erika Dreifus

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***In August 2014, Erika became Media Editor at Fig Tree Books.***

Erika Dreifus is the author of a story collection, Quiet Americans, which was published by Last Light Studio and named a 2012 Sophie Brody Medal Honor Title (for "outstanding Jewish literature"). The book was also recognized as a Top Small-Press Book (Shelf Unbound) and Notable Book (The Jewish Journal) for 2011.

Quiet Americans is largely inspired by the experiences and stories of Erika's paternal grandparents, German Jews who immigrated to the United States in the late 1930s, and by Erika's own identity as a member of the "third generation." Portions of proceeds from sales of Quiet Americans are being donated to The Blue Card Fund, whose mission is to assist survivors of Naz

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Erika Dreifus I've completed a poetry chapbook manuscript that I'm now hoping to make into part of a larger, full-length collection.
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This is the Story of a Happy Marriage by Ann Patchett
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There Is Simply Too Much to Think About by Saul Bellow
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Erika Dreifus and 20 other people liked Melki's review of Compulsion:
Compulsion by Meyer Levin
" Dear Sir:

As you know doubt know by this time your son has been kidnapped. Allow us to assure you that he is at present well and safe.


All lies.

The boy was never kidnapped. He was killed shortly after he willingly entered a car with Judd Stei..." Read more of this review »
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Safekeeping by Jessamyn Hope
"Safekeeping is a beautifully written novel that crosses many continents, cultures and generations. It is a story of new beginnings, from the pioneers establishing a new homeland in Palestine, to Holocaust survivors seeking a place to heal after th..." Read more of this review »
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The Book of Stone by Jonathan Papernick
" “The Jewish people and their fate are the living witness for the absence of redemption. This, one could say, is the meaning of the chosen people; the Jews are chosen to prove the absence of redemption.”
---- Leo Strauss, a German-American philos..." Read more of this review »
Paper Love by Sarah Wildman
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E.B. White
“Why did you do all this for me?' he asked. 'I don't deserve it. I've never done anything for you.' 'You have been my friend,' replied Charlotte. 'That in itself is a tremendous thing.”
E.B. White, Charlotte's Web

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“Adieu, dit le renard. Voici mon secret. Il est très simple: on ne voit bien qu’avec le cœur. L’essentiel est invisible pour les yeux.”
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