Lily's Ghost

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Random House Publishing Group, Dec 18, 2007 - Fiction - 256 pages
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As a doctor in Vietnam, Lily survived unimaginable terror and loss. Now, safely ensconced in a close-knit Maine town and a seemingly comfortable marriage, she no longer needs to be afraid, but she is: afraid of light, afraid of sudden sounds, afraid of seeing the wide-eyed child of war who haunts her. So Lily is unprepared for the act of betrayal that threatens to take away the one thing she cannot live without: her young son. Plunged into a bitter custody battle, befriended by a man with a heartbreaking secret of his own, Lily must fight–to escape her own memories, to survive an uncertain future, and to protect, above all else, the love between a mother and child.


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Despite this being my favorite author, I can honestly say that Lily's Ghost is in the best five books I have read this year, and in my all-time top thirty. What gets me is her delicious descriptions, emotional honesty, and gut-wrenching transitions. Beautiful writing. Read full review

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Harris's first novel is a moving, if helter-skelter, story of a doctor's attempts to reintegrate into normal life after a shattering tour of duty during the Vietnam War. Picking up in 1978 in bucolic ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
17
Section 3
29
Section 4
44
Section 5
56
Section 6
71
Section 7
81
Section 8
91
Section 11
133
Section 12
146
Section 13
167
Section 14
188
Section 15
200
Section 16
206
Section 17
217
Section 18
224

Section 9
99
Section 10
120
Section 19
235
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About the author (2007)

Cheryl Drake Harris lives with her husband in Maine, where she is at work on her second novel, about Elizabeth Siddal, model for and wife of pre-Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti, which Dell will publish in 2007.


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