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Renowned Writer and Published Author Donald Ray Schwartz Shares His Compelling Fictional Piece titled “Hearts”


“Hearts” is a compelling fictional story where a mere dream converges with reality.

The story follows a seventy-year-old man, Maishe Rosstein, who undergoes an open-heart surgery. After the procedure and recovery, he recalls that during the procedure, he perceived darkly through a glass his days entering the Air Force (AF), his duties, the women he met, and other eventualities. Maishe had its ecstatic dreamy recall as if he lived the life again. Everything is rare and uncanny. The story returns where it began, at his home, recovering, now with new insights about his life.

In this story of obscure vision from reality, how will Maishe Rosstein comprehend well the situation and how will this event affect the new phase of his life? Find out more as you turn the pages. This captivating story will surely sustain the reader’s interest throughout the last page.

Book copies are available at and other online book retailers.

Written by Donald Ray Schwartz
Published by AuthorHouse
Published date: December 21, 2018
Paperback Price: $7.71
Hardcover Price: 34.82

Other books of Donald Ray Schwartz
The Cross-Country Journey of Maishe Rosstein
Deeptide . . . Vents of Fire
Scientists, Inventors, and Tinkerers

Author Latest Award:

  • Film Freeway and New York Screenwriting Contests
  • Directing Award from The Kennedy Center
  • Nationally recognized as Theater and Film critic.

About the Author:

Donald Ray Schwartz has published nearly 200 works, including essays, articles, reviews and criticisms, a novella, and non-fiction works. Lillian Russell: A Bio Bibliography, in collaboration with Anne Bowbeer is considered the definitive resource on the late 19th century chanteuse and a significant contribution to that period of American theatre in general. Noah’s Ark: An Annotated Encyclopedia of All the Animal Species in the Hebrew Bible was the Jewish Book Club Selection of the month in the year it was published, and is still considered the definitive source for that subject.

His play, Review, won the Sarasota (Florida) Theatre National Playwriting Contest. His epic poem, The Cross Country Run of Jennifer X Dreifus, won the Mellen National Epic Poetry Contest. His sabbatical monograph about Philo Farnsworth’s invention of television, published by CCBC, is available online as an ebook, and now in print form from Amazon. His latest publications, two novels, a science-fiction, and one in the form of a memoir, are now available.

Professor Schwartz has directed or produced over 40 main stage productions (including full stage musicals). He has directed television commercials. He has featured cameo roles in two independent major motion pictures. He was a featured performer for Nebraska Public Television’s industrial film series.

Donald Ray Schwartz is Associate Professor of Speech, Theatre and Mass Communication (ret’d) at CCBC (Community College of Baltimore County). He resides in Baltimore County with his wife, Ann.

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