Blog Archive: June 2016

Newsletter Alert!!!

Jun 28, 2016

By Erika Dreifus

Our latest newsletter went out this morning, and boy, is it a good one!


AJE Around the Web

Jun 21, 2016

By Erika Dreifus

Welcome to the latest installment of “American Jewish Experience Around the Web.” In these posts, we share some of the most compelling items we’ve discovered online lately that address American Jewish Experience (AJE).

Big Discount on COMPULSION

Jun 14, 2016

By Erika Dreifus

Have we got a deal for you!

For the remainder of the month of June, you can purchase a copy of Meyer Levin’s classic Compulsion—with new introductory material by Marcia Clark and Gabriel Levin—for just $1.99.

Wallant Winner Julie Orringer

A Look Back on a Wallant Winner: Julie Orringer’s THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE

Jun 7, 2016

By Erika Dreifus

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, we’re launching a new blog project here. In each series post, we’ll present an appreciative look back at a book that has won the Edward Lewis Wallant Award.

Wallant, as you may recall, died at the tragically young age of 36 back in 1962. The previous year, he published the classic novel The Pawnbroker, which was a National Book Award finalist; we re-issued that novel (with a foreword by Dara Horn) last fall. The award in his memory is presented annually “to an American writer whose published creative work of fiction is considered to have significance for the American Jew.” We think it’s worth re-focusing some spotlights on the authors and books that have been honored with the prize named for Wallant.

In this inaugural series post, we’ll begin just a few years back, in 2010. That year, the Wallant Award recipient was Julie Orringer, who won the prize for her debut novel The Invisible Bridge.