The Glassblower’s Wife
When Jewish glassmakers and their families flee the powerful Doge of Venice, the cost of their freedom is three hundred and fifty-seven mirrors — the creation of the magnificent Hall of Mirrors in Versailles. But the Doge sends assassins to pick off the artists, one by one. Can Ruth Telfin, the mute wife of the head glassmaker, save her people?
This is a 12,000-word short story.
“A heart-wrenching tale of determination set in the era of King Louis of France will grip your heartstrings and have you cheering for Ruth Telfin!
— Sharon Woods Hopkins
author of the award-winning Rhetta McCarter mysteries.
“Charmingly told and historically intriguing, this well-imagined and touching tale is one to share with your family and hold in your heart.”
— Hank Phillippi Ryan
author of THE WRONG GIRL.
“Who knew there were Jewish glassblowers? Joanna Slan knows, and she imagines their lives-and deaths-in a fascinating informative way that brings an unknown part of Jewish history to life.”
— Steve Lipman
staff writer for The Jewish Week, New York
“Beautifully written historical fiction that really captures the essence of the time period.”
— Yifat Cestare
Hebrew & Judaic Teacher and Tutor “