By Fire Possessed
By Fire Possessed is an account of the life of Dona Gracia Nasi, a powerful woman who lived in the time of other powerful women like Queen Elizabeth and Catherine de Medici. She used her wealth and power to provide new lives for Jews who had been expelled from Spain and conversos escaping from Spain. Through her life the drama of that historical period is described by the author, Sandra Toro.
Toro should be congratulated for bringing to life, in novel form, one of the least-known, yet highly important Jewish women heroines of the Renaissance period. Dona Gracia's exploits become so much more accessible through Toro's lively story telling.
-- Andree Aelion Brooks, Author of The Woman Who Defied Kings: the Life and Times of Dona Gracia Nasi,
Sandra Toro's historical novel based on Dona Gracia's fascinating life and times weaves a riveting narrative, rich in detail and with creatively added spice. It was difficult to put down, even for a minute!
-- Vanessa Paloma, Author of The Mountain, the Desert and the Pomegranate: Stories from Morocco and Beyond. Research Associate, Hadassah Brandeis Institute.
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ISBN 978-1-935604-06-8. Cloth $29.95. 312 pages
ISBN 978-1-935604-17-4. Paper. $19.95. 312 pages
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