Yes, yet again, it's holiday time! We know that you're likely very busy preparing for Thanksgiving this week and Hanukkah not too far in the temporal distance. So we'll keep this issue short and sweet.
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Fig Tree Books Make Excellent Holiday Gifts!
Don't just take our word for it! In his pre-Hanukkah JTA feature, Victor Wishna included both of our fall 2015 releases—Ben Nadler's The Sea Beach Line and our re-issue of Edward Lewis Wallant's The Pawnbroker—among the nine "best Jewish books of the season." Read the article to find out why that's so.
And don't forget the four other books we published earlier this year: Alan Cheuse's Prayers for the Living, Meyer Levin's Compulsion, Jonathan Papernick's The Book of Stone, and Jessamyn Hope's Safekeeping. All remain for sale, in both print and e-book formats. (Sample chapters from and much more information about each book can be found on our website.)
New on Our Blog
Have you visited our blog lately? If not, you may have missed learning about Elizabeth Edelglass's review of Dara Horn's most recent novel, A Guide for the Perplexed. Not to mention our after-the-National-Book-Awards post. And we're still sustaining a habit of sharing on our blog an assortment of online discoveries relating to American Jewish Experience (AJE), broadly defined, too.
Let's hear a collective "Mazal tov!" for our own Jessamyn Hope, whose debut novel Safekeeping we are so proud to have published. Jessamyn's latest accolade has come for her work in nonfiction: "Reverse," a personal essay that was first published in PRISM international magazine, is included in The Best Canadian Essays 2015.
We've read the essay, so we're not at all surprised to see it honored this way. (It has also been nominated for a prestigious Pushcart Prize--we're still waiting on the outcome there.) In the meantime, please join us in congratulating Jessamyn!