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While My Sister Sleeps

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7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

While My Sister Sleeps

I enjoyed this story on so many levels. It is a great story that shows family dynamics in calm and stressful situations.
The book opens with us meeting the Snow sisters. Robin is the "star". A top runner, she is preparing for an Olympic trial. Molly is the "good girl" ...
I enjoyed this story on so many levels. It is a great story that shows family dynamics in calm and stressful situations.
The book opens with us meeting the Snow sisters. Robin is the "star". A top runner, she is preparing for an Olympic trial. Molly is the "good girl" who provides support work for the family. She cleans up for Robin and works behind the scenes at the family business.
When Robin has a heart attack, we see how the family that has revolved around her handles their beloved star being extinguished. Relationships are strained and the family has to accept and learn to cope without her and realize that their perceptions of Robin, themselves and each other need to be corrected. They need to let go of many things.

posted by Maria_of_amor on September 12, 2009

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7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

Not One of This Author's Best

I just finished this book, and I cannot believe it is written by the same author who gave us such treasures as Coast Road and Three Wishes. What a dissapointment. I did not find the conversations that took place between the characters realistic - they made me think if...
I just finished this book, and I cannot believe it is written by the same author who gave us such treasures as Coast Road and Three Wishes. What a dissapointment. I did not find the conversations that took place between the characters realistic - they made me think if I was watching this on TV it would be poorly written script. I did not like all the stories interwoven, perhaps only one interwoven story could have been done with the relationship between Nick and Molly, after he and Robin broke up. The writing style was simple at best. I love most of her books, but wish I would have borrowed this one from the library instead of purchasing it.

posted by LoveToReadinVT on February 23, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2009

    While My Sister Sleeps

    A very touching book. It is a good one for rainy days or a lazy day in.
    Easy reading.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 3, 2010

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    Loved the Story!

    I read this book in two days. I will admit that it was Spring Break and I was on the beach. It is my first novel by this author and it was a winner. The story is well written, the charcters are flawed but still likable. The story is detailed enough that you can relate to all the family drama, secrets, and misunderstandings that take place. There is a little of everything going on in this story but it reamins easy to follow. The crisis brings the family together and tears apart the foundation that thought they stood on. I highly recommend this book. It would be a great book club selection, too.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 5, 2010

    While My Sister Sleeps

    An excellent story of all levels of family dynamics. Deep secrets kept, with only the best of intentions. It was a rare look into a family that really thought they knew each other, but didn't know each other at all. A great lesson in being open, honest and trusting with loved ones. Wonderfully masterful plot.... even though you think you know the story in the first few pages and wonder what could possibly fill the rest of the book. Then came the surprises.

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  • Posted May 1, 2009

    While My Sister Sleeps is a realistic look at the decisions that people have to make when someone is unable to decide for them

    This book explores the heart wrenching phases that families have to process when someone is in an irreversible coma. It was fascinating approach from each family member's prospective. A recommended reading.

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