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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (6,630 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Barbara Delinsky Narrator: Michele Santopietro Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Following the success of The Secret Between Us, a book the Boston Globe hailed as “one of her best,” Barbara Delinsky returns with another moving and deeply satisfying novel, this one about the unique and emotionally complex world of siblings.

Molly and Robin Snow are sisters, and like all sisters they share a deep bond that sustains them through good times and bad. Their careers are flourishing—Molly is a horticulturist and Robin is a world-class runner—and they are in the prime of their lives. So when Molly receives the news that Robin has suffered a massive heart attack, she couldn’t be more shocked. At the hospital, the Snow family receives a grim prognosis: Robin may never regain consciousness.

As Robin’s parents and siblings struggle to cope, the complex nature of their relationship is put to the ultimate test. Molly has always lived in Robin’s shadow and her feelings for her have run the gamut, from love to resentment and back. The last time they spoke, they argued. But now there is so much more at stake. Molly’s parents fold under the devastating circumstances, and her brother retreats into the cool reserve that is shattering his own family. It’s 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. 

Once again New York Times bestselling author 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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marnie Meisner | 2/16/2014

    " This book was really good! Its about some family dynamics that must come to terms, while a family member lays in the hospital after a heart attack on life support. Decisions also must be made in the sense as what she would want since there was no living will nor had she ever expressed what her wishes were should something happen. Nicely written! Sure makes you really think about what you would want if something happens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dacia Wilkinson | 2/11/2014

    " This is a sweet story--that as a writer, it has challenged me to stick to a short time frame. Stories don't have to be epic sweeping tales, they can be deep intensive looks at the spirit of people during a major life event. Her characters have their quiet place for reflection and she takes you deep into that spot with her. Nice. Reflective. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sonja Adams | 2/11/2014

    " I needed something easy and quick to give me a break from another book I've been trudging through all summer. This fit the bill. It's a one-day read dealing with family tragedy, love/hate relationship between sisters, the secrets we keep, dementia, life support, and end-of-life concerns. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kay Gray | 2/10/2014

    " GOOD discussion of family issues and end of life issues. Realistic family dynamics - ending was a little "cutsie" but the last chapter did have me in tears. "

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