As Miriam lifts her bow to begin playing the new violin sonata in the Paris concert hall, the scent of oranges thrusts her back into the past, when she and her brother Mischa fled the pogrom in Russia. Music and memories entwine, leading up to the Finale.
Twelve-year-old Jody McPherson lies on the porch of her grandfather’s farm, angry and frustrated. Why can’t she walk in the woods? Her family shake their heads and look away. But Jody has plans of her own . . .
Pierre Lamotte is a poor farmer, Raoul Legros a rich one. For years they have watched each other across the boundaries of their land. How will envy change their lives?
The boy lives in an incomprehensible world of fear and violence. The man is an outcast. Then they meet.
For many years Maddalena Pozzi has cared for the precious mosaic floor in the church of Santa Fabriata, but who was this mysterious saint? And what secrets do she and Maddalena share?