About the Book
This multi volume collection of stories takes place in the fictional shtetl of Patchentuch, located somewhere in the backwater of Eastern Poland in the late nineteenth century. The stories tell of the lighthearted adventures and misadventures of the town’s residents, and they transcend the grim reality of shtetl life to a more light hearted place. My hope is that the tales will provide the same pleasure for the reader that I derived from creating them.
About the Author
Eleanore E. Smith attended Simmons College, Boston University School of Education, and holds a Master’s Degree in Hebrew Literature from Hebrew College in Newton, Massachusetts. She was awarded the Dr. Moses J. Steiner Prize for Excellence in Hebrew Literature, the Louis Hillson Memorial Award for achievement in Jewish Education, and is recipient of the Keter Torah Award from The Boston Bureau of Jewish Education. She has been a Book Reviewer for over forty years and has visited Israel on fifteen different occasions. She is the author of Plastic Flowers and The Yard Sale Caper and Other Stories. Her writing has been serialized in The Jewish Advocate and featured in The Jewish Literary Journal as well as in literary publications such as Dogwood Tales Magazine, Poet’s Fantasy, Vox and, Phantasm. She lives in Massachusetts where she taught Hebrew and Judaic Studies for forty years. In 2018, she was the winner of an International Hebrew Fiction Writing Contest sponsored by the Government of Israel.