With or Without You by Caroline Leavitt
🎨This book exceeded my expectations. I didn’t think I was about to read something with such important lessons that are so relatable, like personal growth following a traumatic incident, for those directly and indirectly affected. There were times that the pacing felt a little slower, but the overall story was amazing, as were the characters. Here’s the synopsis below:
•S Y N O P S I S•
Stella is a nurse who has long suppressed her own needs and ambitions to nurture the dreams of her partner of twenty years, Simon, the bass player for a rock band that has started to lose its edge. Just as Simon is preparing to fly with his band to Los Angeles for a career-reviving gig, Stella becomes unexpectedly ill and falls into a coma. Now, Simon must learn the meaning of sacrifice, while Stella’s best friend, Libby, a doctor who treats Stella, must also make a difficult choice as the coma wears on. When Stella awakens from her two-month sleep, she emerges into a striking new reality where she has acquired a startling artistic talent of her own: the ability to draw portraits of people in which she captures their innermost feelings and desires. Stella’s whole identity, but also her role in her relationships, has been scrambled, and she has the chance to form a new life—one she hadn’t even realized she wanted. A story of love, loyalty, loss, and resilience, WITH OR WITHOUT YOU is a page-turner that asks us what we owe the other people in our lives, and when the cost becomes too great.
Out in paperback NOW!
🎨Thank you considerably to the author and @algonquinbooks for sending me this copy!
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