Rakhi, a young artist and divorced mother living in Berkeley, California, is struggling to keep her footing with her family. Her mother is a dream teller, born with the ability to share and interpret the dreams of others, to foresee and guide them through their fates. After her mother dies she is haunted by nightmares beyond her imagination, she nevertheless finds unexpected blessings: the possibility of new love and understanding for her family. "A dream is a telegram from the hidden world," Rakhi's mother writes in her journals. In lush and elegant prose, Divakaruni has crafted a vivid and enduring dream, one that reveals hidden truths about the world we live in, and from which readers will be reluctant to wake.