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Quiet Americans - Stories by Erika Dreifus

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. A refugee returning to Europe for the first time just as terrorists massacre Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics. A son of survivors and the family secrets modern technology may reveal. These are some of the characters and conflicts that emerge in Quiet Americans, in stories that reframe familiar questions about what is right and wrong, remembered and repressed, resolved and unending. Portions of the proceeds from sales of Quiet Americans are being donated to The Blue Card, which supports survivors of Nazi persecution and their families in the United States. Quiet Americans has been named a Sophie Brody Medal Honor Title (American Library Association) and recognized as a “Notable Book” (The Jewish Journal) and “Top Book” (Shelf Unbound).

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Midweek Notes from a Practicing Writer


A Title Is Chosen Many thanks to the three of you who chimed in here. #AmRevising a poem drafted in my group this week. Dithering over title choice. Help me out? #LifeofaPoet — Erika Dreifus (@erikadreifus) March 24, 2017 I was inclined to agree with you: “The Nameless” was the first draft’s title, but I was already moving toward “The Unnamed” when I posted the poll. Glad that you agreed! Now, to get the poem submitted, placed, and published!

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Pre-Shabbat Jewish Literary Links


Every Friday My Machberet presents an array of Jewish-interest links, primarily of the literary variety.

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