Blog Archive: March 2016

April Will Be an “Event-ful” Month

Mar 29, 2016

By Erika Dreifus

Can you believe that April is nearly here? (Wait, maybe you don’t want to answer that.)

Yes, Passover is on the near horizon. But so are a number of other events we’d like to call to your attention.


AJE Around the Web

Mar 15, 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).

Women’s History Month and Fig Tree Books

Mar 8, 2016

By Erika Dreifus

As you may have been reminded already, March is National Women’s History Month. It’s a good time to remind ourselves of the achievements and contributions of some of our favorite American Jewish women writers—especially on this March day, which is also International Women’s Day.

The Lasting Popularity of Steve Stern

Mar 1, 2016

By Erika Dreifus

Steve Stern is a popular guy around FTB. Just about a year ago, freelancer Rachel Unkefer wrote here about one of his novels, The Angel of Forgetfulness. We noted then that we were partial to his writing—including his praise for Jonathan Papernick’s The Book of StoneStern described the novel as “a psychological thriller with a complex soul. In the tradition of writers like Robert Stone and Ian McEwan, Papernick describes the quest to save oneself by redeeming history, and the perilous consequences that arise from confusing the two tasks. It’s a harrowing, distinguished book.”