Beyond the Ghetto Gates is
Two books to be published in the span of two years – a dream come true!
Babylon: a Novel of Jewish Captivity will be published by Wicked Son Press in Fall 2023. The multi-generational Biblical saga of Sarah, her children and grandchildren, exiled to Babylon when King Nebuchadnezzar’s army conquers Judea and destroys the Temple. The novel also tells the story of Nebuchadnezzar’s ambitious children: their prescient dreams, interpreted by Daniel the prophet, palace intrigues, betrayal, and even regicide.
Napoleon’s Mirage, a sequel to Beyond the Ghetto Gates, will be published by She Writes Press in Spring 2024. More than a year has elapsed since the ghetto gates were destroyed and Ancona’s Jewish community liberated by Napoleon’s troops. Yet instead of feeling free, Mirelle is ostracized–by the community, her best friend, even her mother– and labeled a “ruined woman.” As her efforts to nurture her family’s legacy are thwarted, she realizes she might have lost her last chance at love. Meanwhile Daniel, now a lieutenant in the French army, along with Christophe, the man responsible for Mirelle’s disgrace, set sail to an unknown destination with General Bonaparte’s forces. Napoleon and his men face a harsh and unforgiving landscape and new, implacable enemies, and Daniel’s faith and loyalty to the commander he once worshiped is put to the test.
“A gripping peek into a bygone Italy and an astute look at the era’s prejudice.” — Kirkus Review
“Cameron has made excellent use of the genre of historical fiction – effortlessly teaching about a little-known chapter of 18th-century history, while confronting the issues of her 21st-century readers. ” – Jerusalem Post
“The Fruit of Her Hands is equally rich as history and fiction. Most readers probably know that anti-Semitism was prevalent in Medieval Europe, but in Cameron’s skilled hands, the reader experiences with pounding heart how horrifying, brutal, and pervasive it was. . . . a book so rich with wonderful characters, vivid settings, and an absolutely lush and wonderful depiction of the strengths of the medieval Jewish home and community. This is a first-rate choice for Jewish book clubs.” – The San Diego Jewish World
“In The Shadow of the Globe is an astonishing surprise. Michelle Cameron has conjured a world and spun a poetic tale that not only honors and exalts Shakespeare and his universe but brings it to vivid, visceral, and heartbreaking life. It is a unique and breathtaking work of art inspired by the man and the theatre that defined humanity in its totality.” — Bonnie J. Monte, Artistic Director, The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey