As One Must, One Can
Havah Gitterman, her husband Arel, their children, and surviving family and friends have settled into their lives in America, the turmoil and persecution of Eastern Europe behind them. Or is it? Although physically safe in their adopted country, the ghosts of the dead and the horrors of the past still haunt them.
While everything is up to date in 1908 Kansas City, bigotry and religious discrimination abound. Havah faces each challenge, emotional or physical, with courage, determination and her father's voice ever reminding her, "As one must, one can."
About Rochelle Wisoff-Fields (Kansas City, Missouri & Kansas Author)
Kansas City native Rochelle Wisoff-Fields is a woman of Jewish descent and the granddaughter of Eastern European immigrants. As a result, she has a close personal connection to Jewish history, which has been a recurring theme throughout much of her writing. Growing up, she was heavily influenced by the Sholom Aleichem stories as well as Fiddler on the Roof. Her novels Please Say Kaddish To Me and its sequel From Silt And Ashes and the third in the trilogy, As One Must, One Can were born of her desire to tell the darker side of these beloved stories--the history that can be difficult to view, much less embrace.
Before becoming an author, Rochelle attended the Kansas City Art Institute, where she studied painting and lithography. Her preferred media are pen and ink, pencil and watercolor which she uses for the illustrations in her books and her original cover designs.
She and her husband Jan make their home in Belton, Missouri.