Black Stone lHis book His chapters just sounded so ridiculous and rushed A book about the effects on a family when a baby nearly dies of meningitis Good bookThe book was a very good easy read Loved the characters and the way they interacted was very real Ag This was an interesting character study of parents under stress but I have no idea why anyone would write this novel to scare the snot I started out thinking I would reallyike this book The author s knowledge as a doctor enhances the medical descriptions Her descriptions and writing style are enjoyable and are filled with imagery However the ten days felt On Liberty like 10 agonizingong years with characters that I could not No Way Down like nor even sympathize with The fatherhusband is an insensitive jerk There was not a single redeeming uality in this man The mom was on her own and I felt for her because she certainlyacked the support system that was needed If your boss goes and gives you time with your family for cripes sake take it and go comfort your wife and STOP being condescending and irritated with her Have to say my irritation with the characters extended to the 3 12 year old who did nothing to endear himself to the reader He exhausted me I am a over of epilogues This old who did nothing to endear himself to the reader He exhausted me I am a over of epilogues This ended on a down note and then jumped ahead 14 12 years I couldn t reconcile the past 10 days with who the characters had become or not become in the next 14 years If you are English Humour for Beginners looking for a book that takes you away and allows you to immerse yourself into another world keepooking as you don t want to be drawn into this family s ife Today s review is on Ten Days by Janet GilsdorfTen Days is one of those books that touched touched me in such a way that I had to wait a few days before writing my review Perhaps it s because I have
children that the same ages as the characters or perhaps because my husband is a doctor or maybe because my 14 year old is the sickly child or ikely because of all of those things And as such I have gone through some of the same challenges thought the same thoughts done those same things and that is why this story resonates so strongly for me At any rate Ten #Days is a book that will remain on my bookshelf for years to comeTold mostly from the point of #is a book that will remain on my bookshelf for years to comeTold mostly from the point of of both Jake and Anna Campbell Ten Days chronicles their struggle when six month old Eddie is stricken with meningitis While Anna s concern and guilt keeps her at the hospital where Eddie fights to survive her older son Chris regresses and begins to act out and when the stress and pressure seems to much Jake begins to uestion his relationship with her as well as their marriage The medical terminology and treatment are spot on and The Ransom of Mercy Carter lend that realistic feel to the story as well as the actions and reactions of the characters Ten Days simply put was real to me and as a debut book Ten Days is amazing I cannot wait to see what Gilsdorf comes up with next4 of 5 starsAvailable at Anna is meticulous takin. Gracefully sometimes not so much every obstacle that comes their way Until the night Eddie gets sickWhen Anna phones Jake at work to seek advice he reassures her that Eddie has just caught her cold But with the morningight comes the terrible realization that her baby is seriously ill Guilt ridden deeply angry and shell shocked Anna spends bottomless hours alone in the ICU where Eddie teeters on between ife and death In the days that follow Eddie’s diagnosis grief gives way to recrimination and.two children that
Janet Gilsdorf î 8 charactersI just couldn t ike the characters I know they were under stress but even in the beginning when they weren t I didn t find them Lallieva (Alice Allevi, likable I also felt the daycare worker was really uninformed I wouldike to think that if you are running a home daycare you d know a ot about the children s health and about health department codes than this woman did I found this book to be slow crawling with a ot of pointless filler information I would go through small waves of being really interested in what was going to happen next and then being so disappointed by the anticlimactic storyline It is readable and entertaining enough but it is a very meh story that has absolutely no twists or turns or unexpected events SPOILER All bad things that happen you completely see coming Also in a weird way the title gives away any surprise you thought there might be I say this because Ten Days is the amount of time the plotline goes for As soon as you realize that you know that nothing better or worse it going to happen SERIOUS SPOILER The entire plot is that her infant gets pneumonia and ends up in the hospital for you guessed it TEN DAYS That right there tells you that he is not going to die which is not a bad thing obviously but in regards to reading books knowing how the story WON T end makes a huge difference The title also tells you that he is not going to miraculously get better sooner than expected Based on what you might already know and what the book explains meningitis can cause all kind of disabilities especially at such a young age and catching the infection a British Society Since 1945 littleater in it s stages so #You Can Pretty Much Assume That Since He Will Be #can pretty much assume that since he will be the hospital for a normal rather expected amount of time he will suffer from some or all of those defects which in the end we find out that he does have a hearing disability And that s pretty much it The story before he got sick is pretty much pointless I didn t see any relevance to the storyline I think that maybe the author was trying to set a platform by explaining the mother was an over worrier and that the father was mildly unhappy because he felt unappreciated But regardless I think it s completely ridiculous if we are supposed to in anyway think that the husband is in any way justified in almost cheating This man deals with high amounts of stress every single day at his job since he is a doctor and he has the normal stresses of having children and being married and what not I think it is 3 or so days after his son is checked in to the hospital that he starts to express disgust with his wife for ooking so tired and not showering since she chose to not eave the
HospitalHe often repeats something to the effect of she not the woman I married and is this feeling mixed with the worry about his son that Reiki And The Seven Chakras leads him to meet an old girlfriend at a hotel because of ONE really hard week Are you kidding me I had no positive emotion towards this man while reading In a riveting debut novel infused with uncommon insight Janet Gilsdorf draws readers into an unforgettable story ofove heartache family and renewalAfter six years of marriage Anna and Jake Campbell have settled into a routine of daily responsibility and familiar comforts The demands of raising two small children three year old Chris and baby Eddie take a toll especially combined with Jake’s schedule as an orthopedic surgeon But together cautious Anna and calm optimistic Jake negotiate sometimes. ,Often Repeats To The Effect Of Shehe often repeats
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#Not His Manner Is A Refreshing Balance To Help #His easygoing manner is refreshing balance to help their two small boys They Turning the Tide of Battle live a happyife Content Until their I Curse the River of Time lives are turned upside down How could it happen She blames herself a gut wrenching story that as a parent and grandmother brought me to tears and bringsife into perspective It s confirmed I Once I Was a Princess like writing that is spare concise but still full of meaning and warmth Bigong flowery sentences don t necessarily eual meaning and warmth the exception is Emily Perkins masterpiece The Forrests When I was in high school I had a fabulous English teacher who would rap us over the knuckles not Court the Night (Blood Bonds, literally when she saw us reaching for the thesaurus Just use your own words she d say I don t want a fruit salad Can you see where this review is heading Ten Days by Janet Gilsdorf is the story of Anna and Jake married for six years with a three year old Chris and baby Eddie Anna is a teacher and Jake an orthopedic surgeon theirife is full of the ordinary routine and daily grind that goes with raising kids running a household and holding down a job Then one night Eddie gets sick When Anna phones Jake at work to seek advice he reassures her that Eddie has just caught her cold But with the morning Greed, Seeds and Slavery light comes the terrible realisation that Eddie is seriously ill meningitis Guilt ridden and shell shocked Anna doesn teave Eddie s bedside in the ICU where he teeters between ife and death In the days that follow Eddie s diagnosis grief gives way to recrimination and accusations There are two sub plots within the story the outbreak of meningitis in the family daycare home #Where Eddie And Chris Are #Eddie and Chris are for and Jake s temptation to reignite an old affair Without dwelling on either of these sub plots the first fitted well with the story and added an interesting dimension for action to take place outside of the hospital However the second Jake s affair was unnecessary It s obviously subjective but I really didn t enjoy Gilsdorf s overly descriptive writing style It seemed over worked and I ike space around my words For example His face Some Prefer Nettles by Junichiro Tanizaki Summary Study Guide looked dispassionate its profile stolid against the cloudless sky His clean shaven jaw the knob on his nose from a hockey mishap his shaggy eyebrows These features his entire body were as familiar to her as breathing Yet who was he Why could heet Chris get Well Meet Again lost At this moment he was a stranger At his core he was unknowable to her My other gripe was with the character of Jake Liking a character is not a pre reuisite of mine but I do need to believe the character Unfortunately Jake s actions and attitude were totally unbelievable He s established as a calm reasonable guy who due to the nature of his work handles a crisis well BUT he is also a parent with his baby clinging toife His attitude toward Anna and Chris and his straying with an ex really seemed outside of what I would expectSee my full review her. Accusations Anna focused only on her younger son ignores Chris’s need for attention while Jake is drawn to an old temptation And the six steady years Anna and Jake have spent together years of give and take hope and hardship inside jokes and shared memories seem suddenly fragile and fleetingTen Days is a beautifully written and compelling story of the simple momentary choices that come to shape our ives of ove tested to the imit and of the myriad small triumphs that can become our greatest joys.