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Posted February 10, 2004
Life is a series of survival tests, Alys Davis learned early on as a child in Wales. A landslide when she was a child left her wheelchair bound for months, and she was the lucky one. Many other children were less fortunate, and lost their lives. Even when the pain left her limbs, she spent years enduring the glares of those who lost children when she lived. Then, she met Evan, and found love in his arms; but had to leave when she learned she was pregnant. ..................... The years passed, and once again she found love, this time in America with a composer. He raised her son as his own, and gave her a daughter. She only learned of his lies after his sudden death. It is only the first death she will have to cope with; her own father's illness takes her back to Wales, and Evan. Alys must face the past to find her future. ............... ** Ordinary life is filled with dramas that seem small unless you are in the middle of them. Alys' is one too familiar, albeit extraordinary, as are all crises. Ms Leiner's novel is so real that you probably have only to look in the mirror to know someone who has experienced the like. **Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.