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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 Nazi persecution and their families who are in need in the United Sta
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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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I bought a used copy of this book simply to read Howe's famous introduction. Hoping to write more about that sometime soon. Meantime, glad to have the anthology to pick through in due course. So many books! So little time! (So say we all!)
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“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.”
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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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