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A provocative and timely new novel by the author of Inheriting Edith, one that will haunt you long after the story is heard....

Sylvie Snow knows the pressures of expectations: a woman is supposed to work hard, but never be tired; age gracefully, but always be beautiful; fix the family problems, but always be carefree. Sylvie does the grocery shopping, the laundry, the scheduling, the schlepping, and the PTA-ing, while planning her son’s Bar Mitzvah and cheerfully tending her husband, Paul, who’s been lying on the sofa with a broken ankle. She’s also secretly addicted to the Oxycontin intended for her husband. 

For three years, Sylvie has repressed her grief about the heartbreaking stillbirth of her newborn daughter, Delilah. On the morning of the anniversary of her death, when she just can’t face doing one...more...thing: She takes one - just one - of her husband’s discarded pain pills. And suddenly she feels patient, kinder, and miraculously relaxed. She tells herself that the pills are temporary, just a gift, and that when the supply runs out she’ll go back to her regularly scheduled programming.

But days turn into weeks, and Sylvie slips slowly into a nightmare. At first, Paul and Teddy are completely unaware, but this changes quickly as her desperate choices reveal her desperate state. As the Bar Mitzvah nears, all three of them must face the void within themselves, both alone and together.

©2019 Zoe Fishman (P)2019 HarperAudio

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Zoe has a rare gift to tell a human story! I look forward to her next book.

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good story

I really liked this book. I could listen to Susan Bennett read the phonebook! Maxwell Glick however is seriously horrible to listen to.....I feel like I'm listening to a cartoon character!

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Enjoyed the story, not so much the reading of it.

The story is super interesting and the characters are all endearing. I did not however, enjoy the reading of it, particularly, the voice of Teddy, the teenage son. It definitely took away from the book. I think the author could have gotten away without giving each character an individual voice and/or the publisher could have gotten away with one performer reading all parts. Otherwise good and I would read more books by this author.