Anna has grown up haunted by her younger sister’s death. In the life she constructs as a barrier against the emotional wreckage of her family tragedy, Anna settles comfortably into a career as a teacher of deaf children. But a challenge arrives—in the form of a young girl. Adrea’s disarming vulnerability and obvious need for love offer Anna the possibility of reconnecting with the world around her—if she has the courage to open her heart.
"Rachel Stolzman reminds us what kind of stories matter, and move us, the most.”—Julia Glass, author of Three Junes and The Whole World Over
“Stolzman brings this lyrical sensibility to an elegiac tale of a family’s heart-stopping tragedy and hard-won redemption, in which a tarnished silence can once again be made to shine through the resonate power of love.”—ForeWord Magazine
“Reminiscent of Ian McEwan’s The Child in Time and Frederick Reichen’s The Odd Sea, this is a moving and important novel. Rachel Stolzman's story about a woman’s attempts to find order in the broken world she inhabits deftly captures grief and the struggle to live within its lifelong specter.”—Bret Lott, author of Jewel and A Song I Knew by Heart
“A piercing and poignant tale of loss and love. Rachel Stolzman writes from the heart and speaks to the heart.”—Patty Dann, author of The Goldfish Went on Vacation