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ShanaRitter

Writer

In The Time of Leaving

 A story of exile and resilience

Spain   1492

Esther and her daughters Chava and Sarah are part of a prominent family with close ties to the royal court. But then the Inquisition gains force and the Jewish community is ordered to convert or leave. There is only a short time to decide whether to relinquish their home and all they have known, or stay and forsake everything they believe.  

In the Time of Leaving is available on Amazon in kindle and print

Shana Ritter

Shana Ritter’s poetry and short stories have appeared in various journals and magazines including Lilith, Fifth Wednesday and Georgetown Review. Her chapbook, Stairs of Separation was published by Finishing Line Press. In the Time of Leaving, a novel of exile and resilience, is set in late 15th century Spain and was published in 2019.  A Pushcart prize nominee Shana has been awarded the Indiana Individual Artist Grant on multiple occasions.  

"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves"

Henry David Thoreau

"Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves"

Henry David Thoreau

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