Blog Archive: February 2016


American Jewish Experience Around the Web

Feb 23, 2016

By Erika Dreifus

Welcome to the latest installment of “American Jewish Experience Around the Web,” in which we curate for you some of the most compelling items we’ve discovered online lately that address American Jewish Experience (AJE).

Discounts Featured on our New Website

Feb 16, 2016

By Erika Dreifus

Last week, the latest issue of our newsletter went out to all of our faithful subscribers. Among other news items, the issue included some important news about new purchase features and discounts that are available on our re-vamped website.

As we mentioned in the newsletter, we all love our brick-and-mortar bookstores. And plenty of our readers are equally enthusiastic shoppers via online bookselling sites. But at the same time, many of you—especially those of you in book clubs and groups—have asked us about direct sales straight from Fig Tree. We are delighted that we are now able to offer direct sales via our re-designed website. And there’s a decided bonus: We’ll be able to offer you significant discounts.

FTB Acquires Abigail Pogrebin Memoir, MY JEWISH YEAR

Feb 9, 2016

By Erika Dreifus

Earlier today, the latest issue of our newsletter went out to all of our faithful subscribers. Contained within are all sorts of updates on what’s been happening here at FTB, including, of course, our snazzy website re-design. Also spotlighted: important developments in purchase options and discounts for all of our titles.

But there’s something that was announced just after we hit “send”: our acquisition of Abigail Pogrebin’s memoir, My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew.

Grace Paley’s Narratives: “Beyond Evergreen”

Feb 2, 2016

By Erika Dreifus

“Grace Paley’s short-story collection Later the Same Day (1985) is that rarity: a literary work that, 30 years after publication, feels more modern than ever. Paley, who passed away in 2007, was acclaimed in her lifetime, but it’s tempting to think that these days, she’d be lionized—as a feminist who doesn’t give a damn what anyone thinks of her choices, a socialist, an activist. Paley’s era-specific, voice-driven narratives turn out to be something beyond evergreen.”