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Literature & Fiction - Contemporary

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Destined to Choose

ISBN: 9781592870196
Binding: Paperback
Author: Sheyna Galyan Editor
Trim: 6 x 9 inches
Published: 7/3/2013

When a college freshman's philosophy paper on the Holocaust jeopardizes her relationship with her grandfather she finds herself alone and afraid on the streets of Minneapolis. Help comes in the form of Rabbi David Cohen who is struggling with his own personal demons. Trained in both psychology and Talmudic argument David must help this family face the real issue that divides them. Set against the backdrop of a Jewish holiday of mourning they bring together their experiences as they confront evil itself and answer a cry for help that no one expected.


Sheyna Galyan is an Indie Excellence Award finalist and author of the character-driven Rabbi David Cohen suspense series set in Minneapolis. Her short stories have been published in anthologies and online and her essays and articles have appeared in national and local publications. She graduated from the St. Paul Police Department's Citizens' Police Academy in 2012. With advanced degrees in psychology and education her favorite questions are "Why?" and "Why not?" Visit her at


"Accessible to people from different backgrounds relevant for both Jewish and non-Jewish readers this book is indeed insightful and deceptively easy to read. It is also fun."-Amy Ariel author of Friends Forever

"...brilliantly written. Author Sheyna Galyan has done an amazing job of integrating everyday Jewish life with a great meaty story. The depth of this novel is exceptional the education in Jewish life and customs mixed with fabulous multi-layered character development make this an important novel for readers of all faiths."-Ellen Stanclift MA Theology