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While my sister sleeps

by Delinsky, Barbara.

Format: Book on CD 2009
Availability: Available at 3 Libraries 3 of 3 copies
Available (3)
Location Collection Call #
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills Audio Visual CD Del
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
Call Number  CD Del
 
 
Community Library of Castle Shannon Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's) Book on Disc Fic Delinsky (5)
Location  Community Library of Castle Shannon
 
Collection  Audio Books (Cassettes and CD's)
 
Call Number  Book on Disc Fic Delinsky (5)
 
 
Oakmont Carnegie Library Audiovisual CD 3350 DE
Location  Oakmont Carnegie Library
 
Collection  Audiovisual
 
Call Number  CD 3350 DE
 
 
Summary
In this harrowing family drama, Olympic athlete Robin Snow has shockingly suffered a massive heart attack. Her family is understandably inconsolable, especially when they learn that Robin may never awaken from her state of unconsciousness. As Molly, Robin's sister, struggles to make some necessary tough decisions, she uncovers information that will change the way she views her sister forever.
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.
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"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
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.
Audiobooks.
Love stories.
Publisher New York :Random House Audio,2009
Edition Abridged.
Contributors Santopietro, Michele.
Participants/Performers Read by Michele Santopietro.
Language English
Notes Abridged.
Compact discs.
Abridgement approved by the author.
Description 5 audio discs (approximately 6 hrs.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9780739369500
0739369504
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