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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (191 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Marly Swick Narrator: JoBeth Williams Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 1999 ISBN:
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Nine-year-old Teddy is playing next door when his best friend Eric, hands him his father's handgun. The gun goes off, shooting Teddy's two-year-old half sister, Trina, who is playing in their yard - the mother Giselle, by her side. Fault lines appear as Giselle's husband finds himself unable to forgive his stepson, and even she wonders, Where is my unconditional maternal love? As Swick limns the emotional landscape of a family devastated by loss, she poses the unaskable questions: What would you do? How would you forgive? Whom do you love more? Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth | 9/2/2013

    " What happens to a family and neighbors when a 9 y.o. accidentally kills his sister. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanette | 8/28/2013

    " I read this several years ago and thought it was a good story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jen | 5/21/2012

    " One of those "what would you do?" books. Such sad subject matter, but I never really cared for any of the characters. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 1/26/2012

    " Super depressing. Sad for the boy who accidentally did the shooting, sad for the parents, sad for the break-up of their marriage, and sad for the "nobody wins" ending. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mich | 12/28/2011

    " tried to read.. liked another of her books.. but this one droned on for me "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rebecca | 9/4/2010

    " Great read. Still sticks with me after 7 years or so. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joanie | 3/10/2010

    " It's hard to say that you really liked a book that's just so sad. While playing with a neighbor's gun a 9 year old boy accidentally shoots his toddler aged half sister. What follows is a heart wrenching story about how the family deals with the tragic loss. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Anne-Marie | 10/21/2009

    " heart wrenching but way too slow "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lynn | 6/26/2008

    " OK, but not remarkable enough to recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 7/13/2006

    " Wow. Heartbreaking and thought provoking. A good read but watch out, tears are likely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janinaraska | 6/14/2002

    " A book that reminds us that our children are a gift. A 9 yr old boy accidently shoots his baby sister. Each member of the family is affected differently. Interesting chemistry and amazing insight. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Colleen | 8/7/2001

    " Sad story, but good. Kept my attention, easy read. "

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