The ritual is the same every December: twelve handmade paper ornaments and a small plastic Christmas tree; twelve days for eighty-six-year-old Sarah Baldwin to remember her long-ago love; twelve chances for Sarah to sing her song once more, even just from her room in the lonely nursing home. But this year is different. This time, a desperate young woman is listening, and maybe she will find a way to sing as well. As Sarah hangs the first yellowed ornament on the tree, she notices the young nursing student lingering in the doorway and invites her in. Each day the young woman returns and listens allowing herself to be drawn into the hallways of yesterday with a woman the world has forgotten, After they talk, Sarah sings quiet and clear for all she's worth. When the twelve days have passed, both women have changed, and the music is at the center of the miracles-one of reliving the past, one of renewed hope for the future.
- Type: Hardcover ()
- Category: Books > Fiction
- ISBN / UPC: 9780446532358/0446532355
- Publish Date: 9/1/2004
- Item No: 32197
- Vendor: FaithWords/Hachette Book Group