When Rachel, a child of Holocaust survivors, finds that her life has intersected with that of Danielle, a refined woman with a mysterious past...old fears and painful discoveries bind the two women together in a blur of emotions and choices. As the two oddly matched friends open up to each other, one reveals a dark secret and her longing for redemption. The other purposes to walk with her through dark days ahead, from which they hope to emerge into the light. This first novel from Sarah Stern weaves startling facts about ancient hatreds directed toward the Jewish people with a rich, detailed narrative that readers will find engrossing. Through her supple writing and an imagination rooted in truth-seeking, Stern has crafted a novel for all ages.