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Erika Dreifus reads in NYC

erika-dreifusAttention New Yorkers: FWR contributing editor Erika Dreifus will be reading from her debut story collection, Quiet Americans, on April 10 as part of the Sunday Salon series. She’ll be reading with Paul Lisicky, Karen Abbott, and Bino A. Realuyo.

Not in NYC? On April 12, the Jewish Book Council’s Twitter Book Club will host Erika and her book for an online discussion from 12:30 to 1:10 pm EST. Follow @JewishBook and @ErikaDreifus and keep an eye on #JBCBooks for updates.

And finally, Erika is giving away two Kindle “copies” of Quiet Americans to celebrate its release in Kindle format. For a chance to win, visit Erika’s Practicing Writing blog and leave a tip for promoting the ebook in the comments section—the deadline is 12:01 am this Wednesday, April 6, 2011.

Further reading:

  • See photos from the book signing FWR hosted for Erika at AWP.
  • Visit Erika’s website to learn more about her and Quiet Americans.
  • Learn more about The Blue Card, an organization that supports financially needy, U.S.-based survivors of Nazi persecution. Quiet Americans is inspired largely by the experiences of Erika’s paternal grandparents, German Jews who immigrated to the United States in the late 1930s, and Erika is donating portions of the proceeds from book sales to The Blue Card.
  • Find the paperback version of Quiet Americans at an indie bookstore near you.

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