Fig Tree Books Blog

Our blog features essays from the publisher and editors, book reviews and appreciations, coverage of FTB titles, and noteworthy news of American Jewish experience.

Book Clubs

Great News for Book Clubs: Discounts and More

By Erika Dreifus

March 28, 2017

FTB titles make excellent choices for book clubs, and we try to make it extra-easy and appealing for you to use them. Let’s take a look at Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew, as an example.

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American Jewish Experience Around the Web

By Erika Dreifus

March 21, 2017

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).

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Happy Publication Day to Abigail Pogrebin and MY JEWISH YEAR!

By Erika Dreifus

March 14, 2017

Sometimes, a picture really is worth a thousand words. Or at least, an entire blog post.

Happiest of publication days to Abigail Pogrebin and My Jewish Year.

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Back Where MY JEWISH YEAR Began: The Forward Interviews Abigail Pogrebin

By Erika Dreifus

March 7, 2017

One week ahead of My Jewish Year‘s official publication date, today’s post is an all-too-brief acknowledgment of one institution’s formative role in its genesis. For if the basic project that anchors My Jewish Year—Abigail Pogrebin’s in-depth exploration and observance of a year’s worth of Jewish holidays—seems at all familiar to you, that may be due […]

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e-book

Good News for Readers: Complimentary E-Book Offer (and Additional Discounts)

By Erika Dreifus

February 28, 2017

Our February newsletter went out to subscribers this morning. And if you’re not yet a subscriber, we’re now offering something special to entice you to join us: a free e-book.

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Jewish Year

Abigail Pogrebin on MY JEWISH YEAR and “One of the Most Extraordinary Years” of Her Life

By Erika Dreifus

February 21, 2017

Three weeks to go until the official publication date of Abigail Pogrebin’s My Jewish Year: 18 Holidays, One Wondering Jew! (Of course,  you can pre-order the book anytime before then.) The excitement continues to build—as does the coverage.

A few days ago, for instance, Publishers Weekly featured a new interview with Abby about her book. Here’s a snippet:

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Still the People of the Book? A Discussion of Jewish Book Publishing Today

By Erika Dreifus

February 14, 2017

Interested in “the People of the Book” and the books that they publish? If you’re in the New York area, you may be interested in attending this event, slated for next Tuesday evening at Columbia University.

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American-Jewish-Experience

American Jewish Experience Around the Web

By Erika Dreifus

February 7, 2017

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). But first, a note: It has been quite some time since we’ve had an AJE post here on the blog. In part, […]

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Foreword Jewish Year

More Praise for MY JEWISH YEAR

By Erika Dreifus

January 31, 2017

Three weeks ago, we told you about Publishers Weekly‘s enthusiastic reaction to My Jewish Year. In a newsletter we mailed out last week, we added a few more assessments that we received subsequently. And even since that newsletter went out, we’ve had the great pleasure of receiving still more praise. This time, Foreword Reviews‘s Michelle Anne Schingler has weighed in with an extensive and insightful take.

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Jewish literature

Five Free and Easy Ways to Support Jewish Literature

By Erika Dreifus

January 24, 2017

Want to do a good deed? How about supporting quality Jewish literature?

Here are five free and easy ways to get started.

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