NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
Once again New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky brings us a masterful family portrait, filled with thought-provoking insights into how emotions affect the decisions we make and how letting go can be the hardest thing to do and the greatest expression of love all at the same time.
Molly and Robin Snow are sisters in the prime of life. So when Molly receives the news that Robin has suffered a massive heart attack, the news couldn't be more shocking. At the hospital, the Snow family receives a grim prognosis: Robin may never regain consciousness. Feelings of guilt and jealousy flare up as Robin's family struggles to cope. It's up to Molly to make the tough decisions, and she soon makes discoveries that shatter some of her most cherished beliefs about the sister she thought she knew.
Delinsky flounders on her latest, a chronicle of how a family deals with a tragedy that befalls its favorite daughter. An Olympic marathon contender, self-centered Robin Snow often rubs her younger sister, Molly, the wrong way. After many years in her sister's shadow, Molly takes out her resentment with petty actions, such as refusing to accompany Robin on a run. Fatefully, Robin has a heart attack while training and falls into a coma. As Robin's condition fails to improve, Delinsky digs tediously into the family's woes: Molly's touchy relationship with Robin's ambitious reporter ex-boyfriend; middle son Chris's dealings with a would-be blackmailer; mother Kathryn's trouble coming to terms with Robin's dire prognosis. Delinsky litters the narrative with momentum-crippling scene-setting minutiae, and the Snow family, while theatrically intense in their interactions, make for flat characters. Delinsky is adept as portraying angst, but her story would have greatly benefited from a tighter telling and more complex characters.
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This is about family secrets misunderstandings love frustration. It all takes place quickly because of the family crisis. I sped through because the story really touched me. No it’s not predictable but it is well written by a successful author who wrote/ writesgreat moving stories. And for those who require a clean read buy this book you’ll enjoy it.
While My Sister Sleeps
Excellent book, sweet, sad, and inspiring. I totally enjoyed it from start to finish. Every person should plan for the unthinkable and make their wishes known. This was an important book to me personally!
Just a wonderful book! It's amazing how the author was able to really portray a type of relationship an older and younger sister could have. It dealt with the guilt we, as sisters may have and the insecurities. It was truly amazing and I have recommended this book countless of times.