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Gemini

by Carol Cassella

Gemini
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  • First Published:
    Mar 2014, 352 pages
    Paperback:
    Mar 2015, 352 pages

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Donna Chavez

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Filled with intricate medical detail and emotional depth, Gemini is a riveting and heartbreaking novel about the complexity of morals, secrets and love.

How good is Gemini, Carol Cassella's book about a Seattle intensive care physician who becomes overly involved with, then inexorably linked to, her comatose patient, an unidentified hit-and-run accident victim? Good enough to make a reviewer (ok, me) forget about a deadline to review another book for a different editor. Yup. That other book – a not-bad one to boot – had to take a backseat because I was just that engrossed in Dr. Charlotte Reese's story. What's it got that's so great? Whew. What doesn't it have?

First there is the structure. The bare bones of a novel, or the architecture, isn't usually remarkable. It's either effective - that is, it either moves the plot along - or it isn't. It's a job pretty easily accomplished by any published author. Gemini goes beyond this because it has a double story arc. So right from the get-go ...

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