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Beyond the Ghetto Gates

(2020)
A novel by

 
 
When French troops occupy the Italian port city of Ancona, freeing the city's Jews from their repressive ghetto, it unleashes a whirlwind of progressivism and brutal backlash as two very different cultures collide. Mirelle, a young Jewish maiden, must choose between her duty - an arranged marriage to a wealthy Jewish merchant - and her love for a dashing French Catholic soldier. Meanwhile, Francesca, a devout Catholic, must decide if she will honor her marriage vows to an abusive and murderous husband when he enmeshes their family in the theft of a miracle portrait of the Madonna.

Set during the turbulent days of Napoleon Bonaparte's Italian campaign (1796 - 97), Beyond the Ghetto Gates is both a cautionary tale for our present moment, with its rising tide of anti-Semitism, and a story of hope - a reminder of a time in history when men and women of conflicting faiths were able to reconcile their prejudices in the face of a rapidly changing world.

Genre: Historical

Paperback Editions

April 2020 : USA Paperback
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Title: Beyond the Ghetto Gates: A Novel
Author(s): Michelle Cameron
ISBN: 1-63152-850-5 / 978-1-63152-850-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: She Writes Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

April 2020 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Beyond the Ghetto Gates: A Novel
Author(s): Michelle Cameron
Publisher: She Writes Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU