by Anne Shmelzer
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…we might be a couple of articles for getting together at this stage of our lives but don’t for heaven’s sake ever let us sell up and go to a retirement home…
An eighty-three-year-old retired Ottawa physician faces an internal struggle to come to terms with the tragic death of his beloved wife Ruthie, and a son far off in California. Spurred by memories of childhood, Reuben Gurewitz revisits Belleville, Ontario in 2016, the year of severe drought, to find a Jewish community in decline, and Laura Burns, his forbidden love.