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doc Û At Risk: A Novel Audio, Cassette read Ë join or create book clubs í [Ebook] ➣ At Risk: A Novel Author Join or create book clubs – Eyltransferservices.co.uk A New York Times bestseller from the author of The Rules of Magic In 1980s America a family copes with their daughters terA New York Times bestseller from the author of The Rules of Magic In 1980s America a family copes with their daughters terrifying diagnosis In a lovely old house near the coast of Massachusetts the Farrells go through the routines of a typical August morning Eight year old Charlie a junior biologist and dinosaur expert tries to collect one of his insect specimens His sister Amanda a talented gymnast who at eleven years old is already saving her money to try out for the Olympics prepares for her last meet of the summer Ivan their absent minded father is involved with his work as an astronomer Out in the garden his wife Polly wonders how she can trick her children into eatingzucchini They are a family as uniue and ordinary as any other but their world will soon be shattered when Amanda is diagnosed with the disease that has been making headlines lately AIDS The new and still mysterious ailment scares themand their friends and neighbors as well In an instant everything that gave their lives meaning is ripped away and the intimacy that once came so naturally vanishes Too overcome with grief to turn to each other Ivan and Polly seek solace elsewhere Charlie is abandoned by his best friend and for long stretches at a time forgotten by his parents Amanda who holds on to her dreams so tightly must somehow find a way to let go Torn apart by the prospect of their loss Polly Ivan and Charlie must find the courage to come back together againfor Amandas sake and for their own At Risk is an exuisite book about true sorrow and even truer devotion This was my second Adult Fiction title by Hoffman I did not connect to this book characterwise like I did Faithful because there were too many basically flat characters who had been partially fleshed out and I was hemming and hawng about giving it 35 stars on my blog; which would have meant I would not be reviewing it thereThese side character's stories could have easily been given in the narratives of essential characters Hoffman is skilled at weaving storylines together; showing how lives touch and react to other lives and I felt this was muddied by two or three of the character inclusions However the message in this story is deep and profound so I will leave it at four starsI also want to touch base on some of the reviews saying the story felt dated because of the subject matter I am scratching my head at this because since when are books about periods of history not read as historical fiction no matter how recent that history might be?

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A New York Times bestseller from the author of The Rules of Magic In 1980s America a family copes with their daughters terrifying diagnosis In a lovely old house near the coast of Massachusetts the Farrells go through the routines of a typical August morning Eight year old Charlie a junior biologist and dinosaur expert tries to collect one of his insect specimens His sister Amanda a talented gymnast who at eleven years old is already saving her money to try out for the Olympics prepares for her last meet of the summer Ivan their absent minded father is involved with his work as an astronomer Out in the garden his wife Polly wonders how she can trick her children into eatingzucchini They are a family as uniue and ordinary as any other but their world will soon be shattered when Amanda is diagnosed with the disease that has been making headlines lately AIDS The new and still mysterious ailment scares themand their friends and neighbors as well In an instant everything that gave their lives meaning is ripped away and the intimacy that once came so naturally vanishes Too overcome with grief to turn to each other Ivan and Polly seek solace elsewhere Charlie is abandoned by his best friend and for long stretches at a time forgotten by his parents Amanda who holds on to her dreams so tightly must somehow find a way to let go Torn apart by the prospect of their loss Polly Ivan and Charlie must find the courage to come back together againfor Amandas sake and for their own At Risk is an exuisite book about true sorrow and even truer devotion It is surprising to me how the HIV and AIDs virus has since disappeared from our radar This book reminds us how scary the epidemic was only 20 years ago when we did not have medications to extend out the lives of those infected This is a story of a young child who acuired the virus from a blood transfusion and how family members handled the new family dynamics I really thought the side story of the hotline volunteer and the relationship between him and the young girl's father was very well written and revealed an unlikely bond filled with compassion and friendship

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At Risk A NovelA New York Times bestseller from the author of The Rules of Magic In 1980s America a family copes with their daughters terrifying diagnosis In a lovely old house near the coast of Massachusetts the Farrells go through the routines of a typical August morning Eight year old Charlie a junior biologist and dinosaur expert tries to collect one of his insect specimens His sister Amanda a talented gymnast who at eleven years old is already saving her money to try out for the Olympics prepares for her last meet of the summer Ivan their absent minded father is involved with his work as an astronomer Out in the garden his wife Polly wonders how she can trick her children into eatingzucchini They are a family as uniue and ordinary as any other but their world will soon be shattered when Amanda is diagnosed with the disease that has been making headlines lately AIDS The new and still mysterious ailment scares themand their friends and neighbors as well In an instant everything that gave their lives meaning is ripped away and the intimacy that once came so naturally vanishes Too overcome with grief to turn to each other Ivan and Polly seek solace elsewhere Charlie is abandoned by his best friend and for long stretches at a time forgotten by his parents Amanda who holds on to her dreams so tightly must somehow find a way to let go Torn apart by the prospect of their loss Polly Ivan and Charlie must find the courage to come back together againfor Amandas sake and for their own At Risk is an exuisite book about true sorrow and even truer devotion love her books