Saturday, June 7, 2008

I Want This Book

All We Know of Heaven by Jacquelyn Mitchard

Bridget Flannery and Maureen O'Malley have been BFFs since forever. Then a brief moment of inattention on an icy road leaves one girl dead and the other in a coma, battered beyond recognition. Family and friends mourn one friend's loss and pray for the other's recovery. Then the doctors discover they have made a terrible mistake. The girl who lived is the one who everyone thought had died.

Based on a true case of mistaken identity, All We Know of Heaven is a universal story that no one can read unmoved: a drama of ordinary people caught up in an unimaginable tragedy and of the healing power of hope and love.

Does this not sound like a freakin' great premise? I just read it like a second ago when I was browsing in this book site and I just have to have this book. Granted, I'm broke right now and I have too many novels on my TBR pile, so I thought I'd spread the word to others who do have some dimes to rub together. :)

But seriously, doesn't it sound amazing?!!?


Meredith said...

It does sound pretty darn good. In fact it is in my tbr pile from the local library!

The Story Siren said...

this sounds like a case that happened not to long ago from where i live. it was a college bus that was hit by a semi i think, i can't remember the specifics, but they mixed two girls up claiming one to be dead which was actually the girl that was in a coma alive in the hospital.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh gosh, that would be so awful. I think the storyline was recently used on a show too...but yeah, that would be horrible to have something like that happen in real life.

I've seen the book but never read the summary. sounds great though.


ambeen said...

I just watched this same thing (not sure if it was the story it's based on) on 20/20 one Friday. It's so sad that it happens. Great for a novel, but not real life.

The Oprah Show Watcher said...

As an Oprah fan, I watched the episode with both families and the girl mistaken for dead. My goodness, the family who actually lost their daughter are seriously freakin' AMAZING people. They didn't seem bitter or anything, and just wanted to celebrate with the other family. Seriously, seriously, freakin' amazing family. I don't know how they do it. That's truly an amazing example of faith.

I'm hoping the book is well written though. It'll be interesting to see how a fictionalised account works out. Also, it'd be interesting to know what the families think.

Anyway, can't wait to see more posts up!

Lenore said...

This was also the basis for a CSI episode I saw recently. So tragic.

Bunny B said...

Sounds good! I want it too! :)

Gabbi said...

Definately. I really want to read this, but can't find it anywhere! Maybe it hasn't been released it Canada yet. :(

Anonymous said...

That sounds AMAZING. Seriously awesome. Really sad though. I'll have to check it out sometime.

Reviewer X said...

Yeah, it's based on a true story. Very sad, I agree, but still a very good premise for a book. I like sad books -- the good ones offer a good dose of realism.

Gabbi -- I wouldn't be able to tell you if it's been released or not in Canada, but I know that where I live (I live abroad), it costs 33 dollars to get it instead of the 17 they charge in the US. This is not including shipping.

Which is why I'm not buying it until it comes out in paperback. But I thought I'd get the word out :)


Heather♥ said...

yes. It does sound interesting...very, in fact. I've heard something like it before, but that doesn't make it any less intriguing.

The Compulsive Reader said...

Aw, I remember when the real case was on tjhe news. Thegirls were from a town really close to mine, and it was all over the news. It was odd, because they showed us pictures of the girls, and they looked almost nothing alike.

I read Now You See Her by this author and hated it, but this book does look quite good, so maybe I'll have to check it out. I;m heading to my library right now.

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