Precious and Fragile Things

Precious and Fragile Things

Book - 2011
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Gilly Soloman has been reduced to a mothering machine, taking care of everyone and everything except herself. But the machine has broken down. Burnt out by the endless days of crying children and menial tasks, and exhausted from always putting herself last, Gilly doesn't immediately consider the consequences when she's carjacked. With a knife to her throat, her first thought is that she'll finally get some rest. Someone can save her for a change.

But salvation isn't so forthcoming. Stranded in a remote, snowbound cabin with this stranger, hours turn to days, days into weeks. As time forges a fragile bond between them, she learns her captor is not the lunatic she first believed, but a human being whose wasted life has been shaped by secrets and tragedy. Yet even as their connection begins to foster trust, Gilly knows she must never forget he's still a man teetering on the edge. One who just might take her with him.

Publisher: Don Mills, Ont. : MIRA, [2011]
Copyright Date: ©2011
ISBN: 9780778329244
0778329240
Characteristics: 394 pages ; 21 cm

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madison382 Jun 28, 2014

This book has an interesting twist to it, it started out with a kidnapping, the person kidnapped, was given a chance to escape, but chose not to. As the story develops, you find yourself conflicted with whom you should root for, the kidnapper turned out to be a really nice person, caught doing something wrong. I only gave it 3 stars, because I thought the end was rushed.

IMolina3 Feb 23, 2014

Very nice book, it has a good moral for the people to think about!

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Apr 02, 2011

BRYANNA CHEUNG thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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