Shtetl Tales

Volume Two

by Eleanore Smith



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 2/3/2022

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781665550826
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 256
ISBN : 9781665550819

About the Book

This collection of stories takes place in the fictional shtetl of Patchentuch, located somewhere in the backwater of Eastern Poland in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The stories, which transcend the grim reality of shtetl life to another geography, tell of the lighthearted adventures and misadventures of the town’s residents. My hope is that these 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.