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Forewords & Introductions

Our Mission

Fig Tree Books LLC publishes novels and non-fiction books (in print and digital formats) that chronicle the American Jewish Experience (AJE). We do not publish poetry, novellas, short stories, chap books, young adult, or children’s books.

In addition, we publish Fig Tree Lit, the Newsletter of Fig Tree Books LLC.  Sign up by visiting Fig Tree Lit – Newsletter in the menu bar above.

We also have a Blog (see the menu bar above) that includes essays from our publisher and guest contributors. We’d like to hear from you, either as a response to one of our posts or as a contribution on a new topic.

You can purchase print books from us by clicking on the Order Directly bar above. Soon, you will be able to buy e-books directly from us; and in both cases, the discounts from traditional retail outlets are substantial.

Fig Tree Lit

Fig Tree Lit is the Newsletter of Fig Tree Books LLC. We cover the dynamic American Jewish experience through regular features such as:

Jews of Different Hues—We’re not all the same;

Apples & Honey—A taste of lit;

Book Club Guides—Key questions for your group;

My Jewish Year—Celebrate the holidays;

Don’t Be Shy—Send us a question and answer it yourself (and win a free set of our books);

Taksviv Li (Listen to me)—Favorite podcasts;

Oldies But Goodies—Wonderful books from the past;

Blog—Essays from the publisher, book reviews, coverage of FTB titles, and noteworthy events.


Are You In A Book Club?

Fig Tree has provided questions that will stimulate discussion; please click on the link for any book to view the questions. Should you want an author to phone in to a book club, please write to Info@FigTreeBooks.net.

Saving Free Speech … from Itself
A River Could Be A Tree
My Mother’s Son
My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew
The Pawnbroker
The Sea Beach Line
The Book of Stone
Prayers for the Living

Awards Won


My Mother’s Son by David Hirshberg


A River Could Be A Tree by Angela Himsel


My Jewish Year by Abigail Pogrebin


Safekeeping by Jessamyn Hope

Winner of the J.I. Segal Award/2016 Mona Elaine Adilman Award for Jewish Fiction on a Jewish Theme

Finalist for the 2016 Ribalow Prize


The Sea Beach Line by Ben Nadler


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