Now available as
an audio book.
Winner of 2019 IndieReader Award for Literary Fiction
Finalist 2018 National
Jewish Books Awards

The Dream Stitcher


The Dream Stitcher Is 'A Magical Tale' Rooted in  Legacy

In The Dream Stitcher, main characters Goldye and Maude are connected by a thread that stretches across decades. They will never meet.

The novel moves between two time periods and places, America in 2008 and World War II in Warsaw, Poland.

Hard times are forcing Maude Fields to take in her estranged mother, Bea, whose secrets date to World War II.  Bea arrives with a hand made needlepoint recreation of La Tapisserie de la Reine Mathilde, the iconic 11th century Bayeux Tapestry, which she has stitched in secret at a nursing home.   The replica contains clues to the identity of Maude’s father and the mythical Dream Stitcher, Goldye, a Jewish freedom fighter who helped launch the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

As the Nazis move into Poland, Goldye discovers she can embroider dreams that come true.  She becomes an

apprentice at Kaminski Fine Fabrics. There she gains a reputation for creating wedding dresses for Aryan brides that bring their dreams to reality.  She finds herself stitching hummingbirds which become symbols of hope for the people of Warsaw. She is known as the Dream Stitcher.

Also available at independent bookstores like these:

       Lido Village Books, Newport

                    Beach, CA                  

Subterranean Books,

St. Louis, MO

What Booklist/BlueInk

Are Saying About The

Dream Stitcher

. . . . Perfectly blending history, mystery, and fantasy, this epic tale delivers characters rich in dimension and intrigue. . . .This is a vibrant, suspenseful, and satisfying reading experience that skillfully illuminates women’s strength and resilience.



2019 Winner IndieReader Discovery Award for Literary Fiction


Finalist 2018 National Jewish Book Awards

BlueInk Reviews Best Books of 2019

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