Ep: 90 Alice Nelson – The Children’s House

Marina and her husband, Jacob were each born on a kibbutz in Israel.  They meet years later at a university in California when Jacob is a successful psychiatrist with a young son, Ben, from a disastrous marriage.  The family moves to a brownstone in Harlem, formerly a convent inhabited by elderly nuns

Outside the house one day Marina encounters Constance, a young refugee from Rwanda, and her toddler, Gabriel.  Unmoored and devastated, Constance and Gabriel quickly come to depend on Marina; and her bond with the little bot intensifies.  The pure, blinding love that it is possible to feel for children not our own is the thread that weaves through The Children’s House.

Music: The Rosen Sisters- Zemir Atik

Read more about Alice Nelson here

Six word synopsis:  Sacrifice and love, a mother’s decision

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s