Short-listed for the 2004 Dartmouth Book Award
Sara has the perfect career: as a photographer for a glossy travel magazine, she is able to pursue her passion for photography while at the same time appeasing her mother, who wants her to have a “real job.” But Sara's ideal world comes crashing down when she is diagnosed with macular degeneration. As her vision begins to deteriorate, she faces the devastating prospect of having to give up both her career and her passion.
Hoping to avoid surgery, Sara is introduced to Sitara — an acupuncturist troubled by doubts and family scars. As the friendship between Sara and Sitara develops, the two women search for ways to cope with the past and the present.