By Barbara Delinsky
Hailed as “a heartwarming tale” (Star Tribune, Minneapolis), a party of what issues so much in existence, Barbara Delinsky’s profoundly relocating New York Times bestseller is as richly textured and attractive because the Northern California panorama within which it's set.
Jack McGill selected his architectural profession over his kinfolk, and lower back domestic from yet one more business journey to discover that his spouse, Rachel, had left him. Now, six years later, a vehicle coincidence has left Rachel clinging to lifestyles, and she or he and their daughters desperately want him. placing paintings on carry for the 1st time in his lifestyles, Jack makes a decision to sit down by means of his ex-wife's bedside. As he meets Rachel's many new buddies, and attempts to deal with teenage daughters and their difficulties, he learns extra a couple of girl he by no means fairly knew, her expressive artwork, and the key that made her depart. a lot to his astonishment, Jack starts to determine Rachel, his daughters, and the tale of his marriage with new eyes.
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There's external swelling. Her lack of response suggests that there's internal swelling, too. We're monitoring for intercranial pressure. A mild increase can be treated medically. " Jack pushed his hands through his hair. His head was buzzing. He tried to clear out the noise by clearing his throat. "Coma. Okay. How bad is that? " That wasn't what Jack meant. "Will she die? " "How do we prevent it? " "We don't. She does. When tissues are injured, they swell. The more they swell, the more oxygen they need to heal.
JACK CONCENTRATED on driving. The fog had stayed in the city, leaving the highway dark and straight. He pressed his middle in the hope that the warmth of his hand would ease the knot there, but his palm was cold and the knot stayed tight. Nerves did that to him every time. Lately, it seemed the knot was there more often than not. He willed the phone to ring with the news that Rachel had awoken from surgery and was just fine. But the phone remained still, the interior of the car silent save the drone of the engine.
What, sweetie? " Samantha came on. "She's crying again. " The voice was curt. "What's the word? " Jack wanted Hope back. But it wasn't his night. "The word is that I don't know much. I'll be at the hospital within the hour. " There was a muted protest in the background, then an aggrieved Samantha returned. " "Like we can sleep with her there? She's our mother. What if she asks for us? " "She's in surgery, Samantha. Even if you were at the hospital, you wouldn't be able to see her. Look, if you want to do something, help your sister.