Aviva, a hard-working hotel cook in the small northern town of Tiberias, is on the brink of finally fulfilling her lifelong dream. For years she has kept her remarkable writing abilities under wraps, until her sister, Anita, introduces her to an accomplished novelist. Immediately recognizing Aviva's talent, Oded takes her under his wing, promising to help her achieve success. But the journey to greatness affects her life and the lives of her family - her unemployed husband, her troubled children, her unstable mother and mainly her sister, a funny and sensitive woman, who has her own dreams. When Aviva discovers that Oded has other plans for her work, her world collapses.