New Year's Eve
Ulverscroft Large Print Books, 1997 - 416 страница
Erica has been mourning the loss of closeness between herself and her twin sister, Heather. When they both give birth within weeks of each other, that closeness is recaptured. Erica's daughter Sarah and Heather's son David are like the siblings their mothers were as children. Three years later David is killed in an accident, and Sarah begins talking to him in Heaven. While Erica and her husband are alarmed at Sarah's seeming obsession, Heather encourages it and begins to drive an emotional wedge between Sarah and her mother. Erica knows she must reclaim her daughter from Heather's grief, and free herself, and her child, to live in the present.
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“ Quit it , ” I say . “ Girls , ” Mom says . Heather reaches into the dish drain for one of the glasses . “ What are you doing ? ” Mom asks . " I'm going to dry it , ” Heather says . " No. It'll dry itself . ” “ But this way's faster .
“ They're going to have a baby , ” I say . " You always go wild over babies , Gloria , " Dad is telling Mom . “ They can't , ” Heather whispers . “ They're going to , " I whisper . “ They can't , ” Heather says . “ She's too old .
“ Sarah , David says he's trying to come back and join you . He says he thinks he sees a way . But he says he can't come back until you decide to let him move on . ” “ I want him back , ” Heather said , and started to weep .
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NEW YEAR'S EVEКоментар посетиоца странице - Kirkus
A beguiling contemporary tale with a supernatural subtext features a family confronting, and then accepting, all those universal heartaches—a child's death, a parent's decline—that can visit even ... Прочитајте целу рецензију
LibraryThing ReviewКоментар посетиоца странице - BinnieBee - LibraryThing
A sad but interesting story of twins and families. Прочитајте целу рецензију