Once again Barbara Delinsky brings us a masterful family portrait, filled with thought-provoking ideas about the nature of life itself, how emotions affect the decisions we make, and how letting go can be the hardest thing to do and the greatest expression of love all at the same time.
Molly and Robin Snow are sisters in the prime of their lives. So when Molly learns that Robinan Olympic athlete and the favorite childhas suffered a massive heart attack, the news couldnt be more shocking. At the hospital, the Snow family receives a grim prognosis: Robin may never regain consciousness.
Feelings of guilt and jealousy flare up as Robin's family struggles to cope and their relationships are put to the ultimate test. Its up to Molly to make the tough decisions, and she soon makes discoveries that destroy some of her most cherished beliefs about the sister she thought she knew.
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"Despite somewhat stilted writing, Delinskys popularity should ensure demand for this engaging exploration of every familys worst nightmare." - Booklist.
"Delinsky is adept as portraying angst, but her story would have greatly benefited from a tighter telling and more complex characters." - Publishers Weekly.
"The novel's foregone conclusion does little to help a narrow plotline to expand." - Kirkus Reviews.
"This touching and heartbreaking novel is highly recommended for public libraries where women's fiction is popular. Readers of Kristin Hannah and Patricia Gaffney will enjoy it." - Library Journal.
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Says Barbara Delnsky: "I was born and raised in suburban Boston. My mother's death, when I was eight, was the defining event of a childhood that was otherwise ordinary. I took piano lessons and flute lessons. I took ballroom dancing lessons. I went to summer camp through my fifteenth year (in Maine, which explains the setting of so many of my stories), then spent my sixteenth summer learning to type and to drive (two skills that have served me better than all of my other high school courses combined). I earned a B.A. in Psychology at Tufts University and an M.A. in Sociology at Boston College. The motivation behind the M.A. was sheer greed. My husband was just starting law school. We needed the money.
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