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Shanghai Torah


Briana London

As World War II erupts, a young Jewish scribe flees Lithuania with his most prized possession, his in-progress copy of the Torah, setting him on an unusual collision course with a family of Chinese calligraphers living under Japanese occupation.

A stranger in a strange land, Moshe’s faith in his religion and his devotion to his beloved Elena, is challenged by the carnal attraction of Ming, the young daughter of the renown poet, Zhao Heng.

Under Master Zhao's tutelage, Moshe learns the power he wields when he sets his words onto parchment.

237 pages

About the Author

Briana London began her writing career developing stories and scripts for Disney and United Artists. Her scripts have won many writing awards.

Briana is a two-time Emmy nominated film editor and won the ACE Eddy award for best episodic editing. Her credits include many popular episodic TV shows.

She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son, two dogs and a horse. This is her first novel.