March 7, 2011
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. 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 inQuiet Americans, in stories that reframe familiar questions about what is right and wrong, remembered and repressed, resolved and unending.

Join the Jewish Book Council and author Erika Dreifus to discuss Quiet Americans on Tuesday, April 12th, 12:30 pm- 1:10 pm EST.  Follow@JewishBook and @ErikaDreifus and keep an eye on #JBCBooks for updates.

Visit Erika’s website for more about the book.

What is a Twitter Book Club?
A twitter book club provides the opportunity for twitter users to engage in real time conversation about a particular, predetermined book. JBC’s book club aims to provide readers with an opportunity to discuss Jewish interest titles with other interested readers electronically.

To participate…
If you aren’t already a Twitter user, please join twitter here. (Confused about Twitter all together? Visit the twitter twitorial. Follow the Jewish Book Council (@jewishbook). During the designated time and date of the book club follow the conversation by searching for #JBCBooks. If you would like to actively participate, please include #JBCBooks at the end of any comments or questions you wish to contribute.

(Note: New twitter users may have to wait up to a week before their tweets get saved in hashtag searches. Open a twitter account at least a week and a half before this discussion in order to join us!)

So grab a copy of Quiet Americans (portions of the proceeds from book sales go to The Blue Card which assists U.S.-based survivors of Nazi persecution) and join us for a conversation online! If you have something to say or a question to ask, feel free to jump in, and don’t forget to include #JBCBooks at the end of any tweet so that other participants can engage with you.