Book Launch: Babylon by Michelle Cameron
Meet novelist and Chatham resident Michelle Cameron and celebrate the launch of her new novel Babylon: A Novel of Jewish Captivity. A family saga spanning three generations of exile, Babylon relates a little-known epoch of Jewish history.
In the novel, everything changes for Sarah the day Nebuchadnezzar’s army storms Jerusalem. In an instant, her peaceful life on the farm is ripped away: her city sacked, her temple desecrated, her people enslaved. Marched across unforgiving desert sands to Babylon, Sarah — and what remains of the Judean people — must find a way to keep their faith alive in a new and unforgiving home.
Michelle Cameron is the author of three other novels. Beyond the Ghetto Gates, which was awarded a Silver Medal in Historical Fiction by the Independent Book Publishers; The Fruit of Her Hands: the story of Shira of Ashkenaz, based on the author’s 13th-century rabbi ancestor; and a novel-in-verse, In the Shadow of the Globe, a fictionalized account of William Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre. She is a director of The Writers Circle and teaches creative writing to children, teens, and adults in NJ and virtually. Residing with her husband in Chatham, NJ, Michelle has two grown sons of whom she is inordinately proud.
You are welcome to bring your copy of Babylon to be signed by the author. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the launch event.