Blog Archive: June 2015

Book-Reviewing Tips from the AJL Conference

Jun 30, 2015

By Erika Dreifus

Most of my time at the conference was spent at the Fig Tree table in the exhibition space. But I did manage to sit in on a few of the fascinating panels listed in the program book. When I reported on these events on Twitter, it seemed that a summary of one of them—”Writing An Excellent Book Review”—would be especially appreciated. So here is that summary.


American Jewish Experience Around the Web

Jun 23, 2015

By Erika Dreifus

In which we curate for you some of the best items we’ve discovered lately that address American Jewish Experience (AJE).

CNN—and Our Reviewer—Prompt Recollections of Gerald Green

Jun 16, 2015

By Erika Dreifus

I was, quite literally, a child when I discovered the work of Gerald Green (1922-2006). Perhaps a tad too precociously, I watched along with millions of other viewers in 1978 when “Holocaust,” a miniseries for which Green wrote the screenplay and won an Emmy, aired on television. (Green also wrote a bestselling novel of the […]

Happy Book Birthday to Jessamyn Hope’s SAFEKEEPING

Jun 9, 2015

By Erika Dreifus

Today is a special day: the official publication date for Safekeeping, Jessamyn Hope’s debut novel.

And we’re not the only ones taking notice of this stunning book.

Big News: Fig Tree Books LLC to Expand Beyond Literary Fiction

Jun 8, 2015

By Erika Dreifus

Earlier today, we issued a major announcement: Fig Tree Books is expanding beyond literary fiction.

Commemorating the Centennial of Bellow’s Birth

Jun 2, 2015

By Erika Dreifus

Here on the FTB blog, we anticipate and celebrate the occasion with new reviews of the Nobel laureate’s fiction.