Tag Archives: Quiet Americans

NYC Event: Erika Dreifus (author of The Quiet Americans)

Posted by Naomi Firestone-Teeter
The Jewish Historical Society of New York will present “Looking Backward: History, the Holocaust, and Literary Writing in the Third Generation” on Sunday, November 13, 2011.

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Quiet Americans, A Week From Today

Posted by Dani Crickman
Our Quiet Americans Twitter Book Club discussion with Erika Dreifus is next Tuesday, April 12th! 12:30-1:10 EST. #JBCBooks Continue reading here.

Spring Reviews

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Quiet Americans: JBC’s April Twitter Book Club


A high-ranking Nazi’s wife and a Jewish doctor in prewar Berlin.  A Jewish immigrant soldier and the German POWs he is assigned to supervise. Continue reading here.

Mark Twain, “Mishpocha,” and Me

In her previous posts, Erika Dreifus blogged on her upcoming panel at AWP, “Beyond Bagels and Lox”, and the inspiration for Quiet Americans. She has been be blogging all week for the Jewish Book Council and MyJewishLearning‘s Author Blog.

The online literary world has been atwitter (please pardon the pun!) about the changes—some are calling it censorship—that appear in a new edition that presents “updated” versions of Mark Twain’s classic novels, Huckleberry Finn and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Continue reading here.