A native of San Diego, Susan Meissner is a former managing editor of a weekly newspaper and an award-winning columnist. She is the author of The Girl in the Glass, A Sound Among the Trees, Lady in Waiting, and The Shape of Mercy.
A beautiful scarf, passed down through the generations, connects two women who learn that the weight of the world is made bearable by the love we give away....
September 1911. On Ellis Island in New York Harbor, nurse Clara Wood cannot face returning to Manhattan, where the man she loved fell to his death in the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. Then, while caring for a fevered immigrant whose own loss mirrors hers, she becomes intrigued by a name embroidered onto the scarf he carries
and finds herself caught in a dilemma that compels her to confront the truth about the assumptions she’s made. Will what she learns devastate her or free her?
September 2011. On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, widow Taryn Michaels has convinced herself that she is living fully, working in a charming specialty fabric store and raising her daughter alone. Then a long-lost photograph appears in a national magazine, and she is forced to relive the terrible day her husband died in the collapse of the World Trade Towers
the same day a stranger reached out and saved her. Will a chance reconnection and a century-old scarf open Taryn’s eyes to the larger forces at work in her life?
Praise for Susan Meissner:
“A beautiful story of love, loss, and sacrifice, and of the bonds that connect us through time.”—Susanna Kearsley, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Firebird
“Meissner’s prose is exquisite.”—Publishers Weekly
“Beautifully crafted and captivating.”—Sarah Jio, Author of The Last Camellia