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When Catherine da Costa, a wealthy Manhattan matron, learns she has only a short time to live, she realizes that her family tree will die unless she passes on its legacy and traditions to her granddaughters. But Suzanne and Francesca, beautiful young women caught up in trendy causes and ambitious careers, have no interest in the past. Catherine almost despairs until one night she is visited by the ghost of her family's anscestor, an indomitable Renaissance businesswoman named Hannah Mandes.The ghost of Hannah Mendes encourages Catherine to use every trick in the book to coerce the granddaughters to journey across Europe and acquaint themselves with their roots. While the sisters honor their grandmother's request out of loyalty, they believe their quest is futile--until it starts to uncover ancient pages from Hannah Mendes's fascinating memoir, and brings new loves into their lives.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780312281250
ISBN-10: 0312281250
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x 25mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 10-Feb-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Naomi Ragen

Naomi Ragen is the author of novels including "The Tenth Song," "The Sacrifice of Tamar," "Sotah," "The Covenant," and "The Saturday Wife." Her books are international bestsellers, and her weekly email columns on life in the Middle East are read by thousands of subscribers worldwide. Ragen attended Brooklyn College and earned her master's in English from Hebrew University. An American, she has lived in Jerusalem since 1971. She was recently voted one of the three most popular authors in Israel.

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