The Tenth Song

The Tenth Song

When life is at its best, the unimaginable can shatter everything you think you know…

Abigail Samuels has no reason to feel anything but joy on the morning her life falls apart.  The epitome of the successful Jewish American woman, she is married to a well-known and respected accountant and is in the middle of planning her daughter Kayla’s wedding.  Kayla, too, wakes up that morning with the world in the palm of her hand.  Having lived the charmed life of a well-loved child from a happy family, she is bright, pretty, a Harvard law student who has never really questioned the path she found herself on.

With a shocking suddenness, all that is smashed to pieces in ways they could never have dreamed. When a heartbroken Kayla runs away to a desert commune run by a charismatic mystic, Abigail rushes to save her, only to find that there is nothing more whole than a broken heart.

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השיר העשירי

The Hebrew version of The Tenth Song

“I loved The Tenth Song. I had to read it one greedy go, impervious to everything around me.” — Tatiana de Rosnay, author of Sarah’s Key

“Another vivid and compelling story about the cost of security and the value of love as a woman struggles to ssave her husband, her daughter — and herself.” — India Edghill, author of Delilah, Wisdom’s Daughter and Queenmaker.

“Ragen (The Saturday Wife) brings a bitter intensity to this story of betrayal and a Jewish family brought to its knees by a financial scam to fund overseas terrorism … The arcs of self-discovery contrast sharply with the darker portrait of ambition and hypocrisy that haunts the Samuels family.” —
Publishers Weekly

“You know how sometimes you pick up a book out of boredom, with no expectations, only to be swept up by what turns out to be a great story. Well, The Tenth Song by Naomi Ragen is exactly that kind of novel. It’s about the dichotomy between complacency and true happiness, guilt and innocence.” — Good Reads