Inside the O'Briens

    • 4.3 • 66 Ratings
    • $11.99
    • $11.99

Publisher Description

'I urge you to read this book. The story is so uplifting and redeeming that it fills you with hope ... Quite simply brilliant' Judy Finnigan
'Devastating. A story about the resilience of love in the face of a tragic, inevitable fate' Julie Cohen, author of Dear Thing

The breathtaking new novel from the author of STILL ALICE, now adapted into an Academy Award-winning film starring Julianne Moore.

Joe O'Brien is a Boston cop; his physical stamina and methodical mind have seen him through decades policing the city streets, while raising a family with his wife Rosie. When he starts making uncharacteristic errors, he attributes them to stress. Finally, he agrees to see a doctor and is handed a terrifying, unexpected diagnosis: Huntington's disease.

Not only is Joe's life set to change beyond recognition, but each of his four grown children has a fifty-fifty chance of inheriting the disease. Observing her potential future play out in his escalating symptoms, his pretty yoga teacher daughter Katie wrestles with how to make the most of the here and now, and how to care for her dad who is, inside, always an O'Brien.

 

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2015
7 April
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Simon & Schuster UK
SELLER
Simon and Schuster Australia Pty Ltd.
SIZE
4.2
MB

Customer Reviews

bendigojudi ,

Inside the obriens

This book was enthralling. My step children are in that 50/50 chance of having this hideous disease so I read this book to be more informed for if the worst happens. I would have given it 5 stars except I wanted the happy ending of knowing that Katie was free of HD, but was left wondering. 😡. I fully intend on reading the other books from this author.

Sooboo15 ,

Insightful

The actual story about Joe and his family was moving. I was disappointed with the ending. I know that there was a message in (what I felt) was the incompleteness of it but I would've liked a more definitive ending!

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