From Silt and Ashes
Safe in America - or- not!
Escaping the pogroms that rage across Eastern Europe, Havah Cohen Gitterman, her husband Arel and a few surviving family members flee to America where they find that bigotry, hatred and discrimination are not unique to Russia.
Back in their homeland, not even the promises of Czar Nicholas II are enough to stay the rage, pillage and plunder that has become an axe hanging over the heads of the entire Jewish community, including family Arel and Havah had left behind.
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.