Eliza Naumann, a seemingly unremarkable nine-year-old, expects never to fit into her gifted family: her autodidact father, Saul, absorbed in his study of Jewish mysticism; her brother, Aaron, the vessel of his father's spiritual ambitions; and her brilliant but distant lawyer-mom, Miriam.
This "intense and enjoyable" debut novel filled with "interesting characters" is a bittersweet coming-of-age story in which a girl with an extraordinary talent for spelling examines the unraveling fabric of a family, with a startling outcome. "A gem of a book." "This book is A-W-E-S-O-M-E and captivating." "Two thumbs up."