Penny's Gift

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Simon and Schuster, Mar 22, 2004 - Fiction - 384 pages
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She can cure the sick. She can give life to the dying. But can she save herself?
Penny Chaney was a living miracle. The victim of a lethally sudden virus, no medicine could help her, and no doctor could bring her back. Then, in the realm between this world and the next, she was given a choice: enter the hereafter, or return to her life with the extraordinary ability to heal others -- but at a great personal price. Penny chose life.
When her exceptional power is discovered, the world's reaction ranges from reverent awe to outraged disbelief. Penny and her family find themselves besieged by devoted followers as well as crass opportunists -- two of whom are seeking her out, each for personal reasons. One, driven by warped fanaticism, wants to kill her. The other will try to show her why she was chosen, and help her face the final, terrible cost of
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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
13
Section 4
20
Section 5
26
Section 6
33
Section 7
43
Section 8
54
Section 21
199
Section 22
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Section 23
218
Section 24
229
Section 25
242
Section 26
251
Section 27
261
Section 28
271

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
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Section 16
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Section 17
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Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 29
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Section 30
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Section 31
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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About the author (2004)

Edna Ventre-Auerfeld earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Binghamton University in 1989, and a master's degree in elementary education at SUNY Brockport. She lives in upstate New York and is the mother of two children. Penny's Gift, her first novel, was born from a lifetime of daydreaming, imagining ordinary people who have extraordinary circumstances thrown their way.

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