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Waiting to Surface: A Novel

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    character driven haunting tale

    Sculptor Todd Larkin travels to Florida to visit his girlfriend. Soon afterward the police call his estranged wife of a decade Manhattan magazine editor Sarah informing her he has disappeared after going for a midnight swim. Apparently his Sunshine State girlfriend let four days lapse before calling the cops. Although she wonders if Todd is alive, Sarah is more worried for their six years old precious daughter, Eliza who she fears will be permanently traumatized by the apparent tragedy as their child was still struggling with her parents¿ separation. Still as Sarah tries to be there for Eliza, she takes a chance professionally and personally. She knows she must never forget Todd but she rationalizes that this is for Eliza¿s sake, but deep in her gut she knows his memory is important to her too. --- Based on a true tragedy that happened to the author, WAITING TO SURFACE is a character driven haunting tale that asks what people do to cope and help their preadolescent children adjust when closure is unavailable. The story line grips you from the onset as Sarah struggles three months after Todd vanished with how to help Eliza while ignoring her own grief, which in turn eats at her gut. This powerful family drama shows how much love hurts yet means so much when an unexpected loss occurs. --- Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 4, 2007

    Deeply Moving

    This is a thoughtful and deeply moving story of a mother and daughter who's lives change forever when the mother Sarah receives a phone call from a police detective informing her that her husband is missing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 11, 2007

    So moving and surreal

    This book would have been captivating if it was purely fiction but knowing it REALLY happened to the author makes it all the more haunting. Living with the unknown is the most difficult kind of life. Moving on from that takes incredible courage.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2007

    This is an incredible book

    This is a beautiful story of a mother-daughter relationship dealing with loss, and also an entertaining description of the magazine world. the two tales mesh perfectly yogether. i highly reccomend this book

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