When Devorah Landau answers the door that fateful morning while in the middle of making pancakes, her entire life turns upside down.
Well-intentioned secrets - lies and deceptions designed to protect her, are revealed one after another like dominoes falling, leaving Devorah grasping to pick up the pieces.
Dr. Jeremy Cohen discovers a forgotten child in the ward of the hospital for the mentally challenged where he was the pediatrician in charge. One look into the child's eyes tells him that there is a mind and a heart locked inside, struggling to get out.
Over the span of fourteen years, Dr. Cohen slowly draws out the child until his true intelligence is revealed, shiny gold mired in dirt and silt. But when the hospital is forced to close, it is time for Murray to come home.
But where is home? And who is Mordechai?
A poignant new novel from the author of Victory Garden, Field of Dreams, The Exchange, and other popular titles.