“Donna Baier Stein is a discovery.”

–C. Michael Curtis, The Atlantic

“An artistic, sympathetic imagining of the life of a 19th-century woman who made headlines for all the wrong reasons.”

Kirkus Reviews


About Donna

Award-winning novelist, short story writer, and poet. Originally from Kansas City, Donna now lives in New Jersey, writing full-time. She also founded and publishes Tiferet Journal.  FULL BIO

“Donna Baier Stein writes with the grace and precision of a poet.”

– Elizabeth Berg


“A unique portrait of a time and place populated by fearless people, this reimagination of an uncommon woman is powerful.”

–Foreword Reviews, 5 stars

“Stein’s blend of love story, scandal, and mystical experience is satisfying and entertaining.”

–Publishers Weekly BookLife


Foreword Reviews, 2nd place, General Fiction 2017

Will Rogers Medallion Award, 3rd Place, Western Romance 2017​

Runner-up, Saturday Evening Post Fiction Contest

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