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Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction
In a follow-up to Firefly Lane, Hannah pulls out all the stops. Shifting between past and present and multiple characters, including a spirit, the story delves deeply into friendship, addiction, abuse and finding forgiveness and love. There’s emotional depth, but very little plot, and the quick resolution is disappointing. For readers who like a good cry, get a couple of boxes of tissues and this book.
Tully Hart has driven herself to forget a painful past. It’s worked well until her best friend Kate dies. As Tully’s career implodes and she begins to rely heavily on prescription medications, Tully thinks she’s hit rock bottom. Then she’s in a near fatal accident and left in a coma. In the state between life and death, she talks with Kate and relives her past. At the same time, the various people who care about Tully come together to will her to live, including the mother who abandoned her as a child. In finding the strength to wake up, Tully helps herself and the others begin to heal and move on. (ST. MARTIN’S, May, 416 pp., $27.99)
Reviewed By: M.H. Morrison
Publisher: ST. MARTIN’S
Published: May 2013