Faithful

Faithful

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016 | Unabridged
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From the New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage of Opposites and The Dovekeepers comes a soul-searching story about a young woman struggling to redefine herself and the power of love, family, and fate.Growing up on Long Island, Shelby Richmond is an ordinary girl until one night an extraordinary tragedy changes her fate. Her best friend's future is destroyed in an accident, while Shelby walks away with the burden of guilt. What happens when a life is turned inside out? When love is something so distant it may as well be a star in the sky? Faithful is the story of a survivor, filled with emotion—from dark suffering to true happiness—a moving portrait of a young woman finding her way in the modern world. A fan of Chinese food, dogs, bookstores, and men she should stay away from, Shelby has to fight her way back to her own future. In New York City she finds a circle of lost and found souls—including an angel who's been watching over her ever since that fateful icy night. Here is a character you will fall in love with, so believable and real and endearing, that she captures both the ache of loneliness and the joy of finding yourself at last. For anyone who's ever been a hurt teenager, for every mother of a daughter who has lost her way, Faithful is a roadmap. Alice Hoffman's "trademark alchemy" (USA TODAY) and her ability to write about the "delicate balance between the everyday world and the extraordinary" (WBUR) make this an unforgettable story. With beautifully crafted prose, Alice Hoffman spins hope from heartbreak in this profoundly moving novel.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2016
Edition: Unabridged
Characteristics: audio file
1 online resource (8 audio files) : digital
Additional Contributors: Tamblyn, Amber
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN: 9781508225133

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lindab2662 Mar 01, 2017

Shelby, the main character, suffers trauma early in life and struggles to come to terms with the loss of her best friend in a car accident. Shelby learns about forgiveness of self and acceptance of others. This book was a bit of a slow journey to get through and is not one of Hoffman's best.

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