From a compelling new voice in women’s fiction comes a haunting, beautifully written novel about a wife and mother moving beyond loss and rediscovering love.
Psychologist Abby Cohen is still reeling from the loss of her beloved daughter when another young girl arrives in her life—twelve-year-old Miranda, who appears at Abby’s hospital mute, terrified, and completely alone. As she struggles to connect with this deeply disturbed child and unravel the mystery of her past, Abby must grapple with her own frozen self.
Numbed by grief and on the verge of losing her relationship with both her husband and little boy, Abby finds herself tempted to leave behind what remains of the family she once cherished. But something about Miranda and the bond that has begun to form between them awakens Abby’s capacity to feel and reminds her of the power—and the limits—of love.
“A beautifully-written, deeply moving novel about loss, love, and redemption.”—Jessica Barksdale Inclan
About Elizabeth Marek
Elizabeth Marek, a practicing psychologist, is the author of a previous work of nonfiction, The Children at Santa Clara.