The story of a brother and sister, and a meditation on what endures after the loss of our closest relationships.
“A heartbreaking, heart-healing meditation on memory and the human voice. . . . Hershman bears fresh witness to the ancient insight that love is stronger than death.”
-Anita Diamant, author of The Red Tent
“Richly nuanced, heightened by its brevity, Hershman’s prose compels the reader forward, garnering trust in her perceptions. . . . Wise, lyrical and deeply moving.” —Publishers Weekly
“A passionate meditation on the sound of others’ voices, on the way they can come to us through the magic of technology or the mystery of dreams, expressing love, assuaging grief, or communicating the mystical faiths we create for ourselves when the framework of received faith is not enough to support us in our need and our sorrow. If the book weren’t so beautifully written, it would be almost too painful to read.” —Amanda Heller, The Boston Globe
“What a radiant and intelligent book Marcie Hershman has written not just about the loss of her beloved brother, though that would be quite enough, but about the losses we must all endure. [It] speaks to all of us about how to live in the world. Read it.” —Margot Livesey, author of Eva Moves the Furniture
“[A] sweet, powerful, longing, and lyrical memoir. This writing hears its own echoes and allows for silence. [Hershman’s] voice, bound by skepticism, still opens to the miraculous.” —Rodger Kamenetz, author of Stalking Elijah
“One of those rare books that leave you feeling it has contributed to your life.” —Jean Charbonneau, Cleveland Plain Dealer