A young girl brutally separated from her parents and twin sister as World War Two approaches; a new lifestyle, a new identity. And then comes the pain of rejection and loss as a child abandons the carefully constructed secular world her parents embraced and turns, instead, to Orthodox Judaism. An elite French family, also struck by the same stinging slap as their son--the future doctor--rejects their lifestyle to join the ranks of chareidi society and learn in kollel. As the memories clang like doors that never quite close, the characters in this absorbing, true-to-life novel search within themselves to resolve their past and make their future brightest. Surprises await at every turn.