Stay With Me

Stay With Me

A Novel

eBook - 2010
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In 1979, five toddlers were found alone in a luxury boat tied to a dock in Puerto Rico after a devastating hurricane. No one knew who they were or where they came from. Raised by different families, they remained connected by a special bond. The five always considering themselves siblings, despite their unknown blood relations. Now adults, Taina, Holly, Adrian, and Raymond have been summoned by the fifth, David, to an island off the coast of Connecticut and the family home of David's ex-girlfriend, Julia. But along with the joy of reuniting comes the exposure of raw places, jealousy, and childhood sorrows. Having been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer and experiencing flashbacks to the time before the hurricane, David believes that healing his relationship with Julia and discovering his origins will strengthen his ability to endure and survive. David pushes the people he loves the most to their emotional breaking points in order to uncover the truth about the mystery that both unites and divides them.
Publisher: New York : Harper, c2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780062030580
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (371 p.)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc


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Apr 25, 2016

This book has a lot in it: family past, family present, family future, choice of family, togetherness, choice of one's destiny. The premise of the story also is intriguing: 5 children found in a boat; they have no history, no roots.
However, this story, despite all these good elements, doesn't hold together well except in a trite, fairy-tale way of "happy endings". The characters are flat and one can't get behind them in any real fashion. The conversation is mundane and doesn't pull the reader in. The story doesn't hold many surprises either; hints abound before the revelation is made.
Sad to say but this interesting premise didn't pan out into an interesting story.

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