OLTRE 3 MILIONI DI COPIE VENDUTE, UN SUCCESSO DEL PASSAPAROLA
Lexington, 1964. Sulla città infuria una tempesta di neve. È notte quando Norah Henry avverte le prime doglie: è impossibile raggiungere l'ospedale e suo marito David decide di far nascere il bambino con l'aiuto di Caroline, la sua infermiera. Norah partorisce due gemelli: il maschio, nato per primo, è perfettamente sano, ma i tratti del viso della bambina rivelano immediatamente la sindrome di Down. Travolto dalla disperazione, David affida la piccola a Caroline, ordinandole di rinchiuderla in un istituto. A Norah, sedata dall'anestesia durante il parto, dice che la bambina è morta. Ma Caroline non può abbandonare la piccola Phoebe. Con un coraggio che non credeva di avere, fugge in un'altra città, determinata a prendersi cura della bambina e a conservare un segreto che solo lei e David conoscono. Un segreto che nel tempo si farà sempre più insopportabile e, come una piovra, allungherà i suoi tentacoli sulla vita di David e della sua famiglia: lui, ossessionato dal senso di colpa, ma incapace di affrontare la realtà, Norah, inconsolabile per la figlia che crede morta, e Paul, il fratellino di Phoebe, che cresce in una casa piena di dolore. Intanto Caroline vivrà con gioia l'inaspettata maternità ma dovrà affrontare anche molte difficoltà: Phoebe è vivace e sensibile ma i suoi problemi e i pregiudizi che la circondano costringeranno Caroline a combattere una dura battaglia contro il mondo. Fino al giorno in cui i destini delle due famiglie torneranno a incrociarsi.
- ISBN: 8811684234
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 432
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At first I couldn’t pinpoint exactly why I was not enjoying a book that sounded as though it would be ‘my kind of book’ in every way, but the more I read and the more I thought about it, the more reasons emerged. From the beginning of the novel there were little details that bothered me. The plot of Leggi tutto
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