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While my sister sleeps

by Delinsky, Barbara.

Format: Book on CD 2009
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
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Shaler North Hills Library Audiovisual CD DELINSKY [B-O-CD]
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CD DELINSKY [B-O-CD]
 
 
Summary
Like all sisters, Molly and Robin Snow share a deep bond that sustains them through good times and bad. In the prime of their lives, their careers are flourishing when Molly receives the shocking news that Robin has suffered a massive heart attack, and the prognosis is grim. At the hospital, the Snow family is informed that Robin may never regain consciousness again. As the family struggles to cope, the complex nature of the sisters' relationship is put to the test, and Molly must find strength she never knew she had.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The Snow family faces a devastating crisis when oldest daughter Robin, a runner training for the Olympics, suffers a catastrophic heart attack. Molly, Robin's younger sister, gets the call from the hospital and is immediately guilt-stricken: she was supposed to accompany Robin on her run. When Molly, her older brother, Chris, and her parents, Kathryn and Charlie, gather at the hospital, they learn that Robin is in a coma and might be brain dead. While Kathryn refuses to believe the worst, Molly reaches out to David, the handsome teacher who found Robin after the heart attack, and tries to determine whether Nick, a charming reporter who once dated Robin briefly, is truly concerned about the family or just pursuing a big story. The Snows try to come to grips with the reality that Robin might never wake up, and Molly, attempting to discern what Robin would want, stumbles across Robin's diaries and learns some startling family secrets. Despite somewhat stilted writing, Delinsky's popularity should ensure demand for this engaging exploration of every family's worst nightmare.--Huntley, Kristine Copyright 2008 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Delinsky flounders on her latest, a chronicle of how a family deals with a tragedy that befalls its favorite daughter. An Olympic marathon contender, self-centered Robin Snow often rubs her younger sister, Molly, the wrong way. After many years in her sister's shadow, Molly takes out her resentment with petty actions, such as refusing to accompany Robin on a run. Fatefully, Robin has a heart attack while training and falls into a coma. As Robin's condition fails to improve, Delinsky digs tediously into the family's woes: Molly's touchy relationship with Robin's ambitious reporter ex-boyfriend; middle son Chris's dealings with a would-be blackmailer; mother Kathryn's trouble coming to terms with Robin's dire prognosis. Delinsky litters the narrative with momentum-crippling scene-setting minutiae, and the Snow family, while theatrically intense in their interactions, make for flat characters. Delinsky is adept as portraying angst, but her story would have greatly benefited from a tighter telling and more complex characters. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Sisters -- Fiction.
Women runners -- Fiction.
Marathon running -- Fiction.
Myocardial infarction -- Patients -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Love stories.
Audiobooks.
Publisher New York :Books on Tape,2009
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Campbell, Cassandra.
Books on Tape, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Cassandra Campbell.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 8 audio discs (10 hr., 10 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781415958704 :
141595870X :
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