One September morning, Renata witnesses the destruction of the Twin Towers from her stance on the Brooklyn Bridge. In the wake of this communal disaster, Renata peruses missing person posters, cares for an orphaned baby, and rescues an obviously confused, distressed teenager from the streets, becoming convinced this is her missing niece, daughter of her dead twin sister. Hovering in her mind at all times is her boyfriend, Jack, the first man she's ever dared feel deeply for, who is busy delivering donated food, clothing, and shelter to those directly affected by the terrorist attack. Also lying in wait on the fringes of her subconscious is her mother, safely ensconced in a halfway house where she's lived since depression after the drowning death of a daughter and accident/suicide of her husband. Not a happy family. Renata must decide whether to allow the sorrow of her past to taint her with pessimism or to choose to commit to a man she suspects of being inherently good.
The review of this Book prepared by Andi Diehn