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Thursday’s Post-Publication Post

Yesterday was a great day, and I thank all of you who posted congratulations here, on Twitter, and/or on Facebook for helping to make it a very special pub date, indeed, for my short-story collection, Quiet Americans.

Another highlight: Quiet Americans received a sage and sensitive review from Jonathan Kirsch, Books Editor for The Jewish Journal (of Greater Los Angeles).

Here’s a snippet—one of my favorites—from the review:

Dreifus does not confine herself to the kind of character studies and slice-of-life sketches that are the stock-in-trade of so many short-story writers. Rather, she cares deeply about history — her own family history and the larger history that we all inhabit — and that’s what makes her stories both engaging and consequential.

“Engaging” and “consequential.” Two adjectives any writer would be delighted to see applied to her work.

You can read the entire review here.

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  1. What a great review. Much mazal on your book release. Looking forward to reading it!

  2. Congrats, Erika! Your book should arrive at our house today. I’m really looking forward to reading it–and blogging about it.

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