Deborah Green is a woman of passionate contradictions, a rabbi struggling with her own doubts and desires. Her life changes when she visits the hospital room of Henry Friedman, an older man who has attempted suicide. His parents were murdered in the Holocaust when he was a child, and all his life he has struggled with painful questions. Can happiness come after such loss, or does the very wish profane the dead? Can religious promises ever be fulfilled? Deborah's encounter with Henry draws her into his world, which includes his wife, Helen, a photographer fiercely devoted to her husband but frightened by him, too; his son, Lev, a science reporter who left his fiancee at the altar; and Lev's best friend from childhood, Neal, whose life fell apart after a psychotic break. As Deborah and Lev fall in love, they strive to bind themselves to something sacred in the midst of modern chaos.
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"Deborah Green is a young, vibrant, and deeply reverent rabbi committed to her faith and the people who need her. Dedicating herself fully to these responsibilities keeps her focused on others, and when she quite effortlessly finds herself falling in love with the son of hospital patient Henry Friedman, no one could be more surprised than she--and maybe Lev, the object of her affection. Lorna Raver is a marvelous performer whose depth and ability to reveal character transform a beautifully written novel about a loving family into a rare listening experience. B.J.P. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"
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