In the New England town of Amberley, a Lodz ghetto survivor named Miriam Rosen is determined to right an historic wrong. Although her efforts fail, Miriam records her struggle in a journal that disappears at her death. 50 years later, Cate Saunders, an Iraq War widow, moves into Miriam’s apartment, where she discovers the missing journal and feels a deep kinship with Miriam. As she finds her mental footing, Cate reaches out to the women of Amberley. War has shredded many of their lives, and with the help of these sisters-in-arms she sets out to discover the truth of her husband’s death. What Cate learns shatters her world. Drawing inspiration from Miriam’s narrative, she begins to heal. Resolved to complete the task Miriam began half a century before, Cate locates Miriam’s brother in Israel. In bringing him a precious gift, Cate rewrites the final chapter of Miriam’s life — something she must accept she can never do for her husband.
Sweet Breath of Memory
- From the Publisher
February 10, 2016
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