Suddenly Lp Paperback – Large Print, Mar 31 2008
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From Publishers Weekly
When pediatrician Mara O'Neill is found drugged with Valium and dead of carbon monoxide poisoning--an apparent suicide--it sets off crises in the lives of the three pediatricians who were in practice with her in a small Vermont town. For Angie Bigelow, dealing with Mara's death becomes the final straw in the disintegration of her once-well-organized--and ostensibly happy--home and marriage. Peter Grace, whose involvement with Mara was more complex than he admits publicly, must resolve a sense of discontent rooted in his youth. Paige Pfeiffer, who was Mara's friend since college, copes with her deep sense of loss by caring for the infant from India that Mara had arranged to adopt. Paige's life is further complicated by the attentions of Noah Perrine, acting head of the posh but troubled private school where Paige coaches girls' athletics. Delinsky ( More Than Friends ) does her usual good job of creating a dynamic interaction among a varied ensemble of characters, but their lives convey a subtle and complex subtext on parenting--that being a perfect parent is integral to being a perfect person--that may wilt some readers' enjoyment. Author tour.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
Life flows smoothly for Paige Pfeiffer, a thirty-nine-year-old pediatrician living in the idyllic small town of Tucker, Vermont. But when her best friend and medical partner, Mara O’Neill, inexplicably commits suicide, Paige’s comfortable world is shattered. Struggling to come to grips with her grief as she temporarily cares for Mara’s newly adopted baby daughter, Paige hopes that in time she will understand the reasons for Mara’s desperate act and life will go on as before. Suddenly fate steps in at Paige’s darkest moment. Noah Perrine, the acting head of the private school where Paige coaches girls’ athletics, is filling her days with unexpected hope. But before Paige can allow herself to trust in her newfound happiness and embrace the future, she must first let go of the past.
Suddenly is a deeply moving, emotionally charged classic novel that explores the consequences of choice, from New York Times bestselling author Barbara Delinsky.--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
While I enjoyed the book so much that I read it straight through, I felt that B. Delinsky portrayed the women in this book as being controlling to the point of not being able to see their own lives and the inevitable lonely paths that they were choosing in their shortsightedness, until, of course, the men around them were able to "bring them to their senses." This may be the typical theme in many romance novels, but usually it isn't so obvious in Ms. Delinsky's books, so in this way I was disappointed.
Otherwise though, it had mystery, wrongdoing, some knights in shining armor, even princesses and queens in shining armor, and some tasteful steamy romance scenes. All in all, it was a great book, it just had that one downside to it...
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I find that Barb Delinsky has a host of names and people in her books. thus have not read for some time. Interesting media cal and university theme. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Lois Huckerby
After surviving a suicide in my own family, I could really relate to the characters in this novel. B. Read morePublished on June 9 2000 by Pam