Dwelling Near While Entering Paradise was originally self published as Here AND Not There. It is about an Orthodox Jewish girl who , when she was 8 years old she was living with her mother who converted to Catholicism and her Stepfather. On the day of her First Holy Communion her two year old brother falls to his death.
Bridgit ‘s mother blames her and abandons her .Her Aunt sends for her father , who is an Orthodox Rabbi in Upstate New York .With a new name , Bridgit now Chaya now is engulfed in the warmth of a loving Jewish home with her gaggle of sisters and a brother. Chaya is enjoying a wonderful life and she’s mentored by a woman who becomes a good mentor and friend. Oh and she happens to be dead . Chaya’s late little brother also comes along on occasion to help her with her struggles and fear of abandonment. Chaya is put on trial , by the court of her fears and sentenced to living her life to the fullest.