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Lynelle By the Sea

Lynelle By the Sea So begins Laurie Albanese s haunting debut novel about the shattering impact of a child s kidnapping on two women and two families Grief stricken after the death of her infant daughter Lynelle Carter

  • Title: Lynelle By the Sea
  • Author: Laurie Lico Albanese
  • ISBN: 9780525945369
  • Page: 343
  • Format: Hardcover
  • So begins Laurie Albanese s haunting debut novel about the shattering impact of a child s kidnapping on two women and two families.Grief stricken after the death of her infant daughter, Lynelle Carter leaves her husband and their working class life in New Jersey and returns home to Florida As she wanders the beaches of Singing Island, she sees an infant in a stroller,So begins Laurie Albanese s haunting debut novel about the shattering impact of a child s kidnapping on two women and two families.Grief stricken after the death of her infant daughter, Lynelle Carter leaves her husband and their working class life in New Jersey and returns home to Florida As she wanders the beaches of Singing Island, she sees an infant in a stroller, alone under a tree .Annie Thompson is in Florida with her husband and three children In the blink of an eye, it happens One moment three month old Dylan is there the next, he is gone Without her son, Annie cannot imagine how she will go on.Alternating between the voices of the two main characters, Lynelle by the Sea probes the depths of primal love in a story of family, faith, motherhood and marriage and of lives transformed by tragedy and redemption.

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    About "Laurie Lico Albanese"

    1. Laurie Lico Albanese

      I love books great stories and I love the people who tell them as well as the folks who read and share them.I m the author of STOLEN BEAUTY, a novel about love, art, courage and war that illuminates the intimate lives of two remarkable Viennese women whose fates and awakenings are bound by Gustav Klimt and his golden portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer.I m a co author of THE MIRACLES OF PRATO, a novel about the Renaissance painter Fra Filippo Lippi, written with Laura Morowitz.My memoir in verse, BLUE SUBURBIA ALMOST A MEMOIR, was a finalist for The Paterson Poetry Prize in 2004.

    893 Comments

    1. Ever since buying this book, I have been alternating between satisfaction and regret. I cannot entirely say that this is a bad book, nor could I say for sure that this is a good one.The story is about two mothers who lost a child. One loses a baby two days after its birth, the other one had her baby stolen from her. Their lives become intertwined as the author explores motherhood, loss, and forgiveness.So now let me talk about my ambivalence in praising and/or hating this book: I have nothing ag [...]


    2. This was the perfect book for me to read at this particular time. It was an easy read but still had some depth to it. I never have liked when authors write with a "southern voice", but looking past that, I really enjoyed this one."And he understood me in a funny, roundabout kind of way. The only way anyone can understand another person, by looking sideways, around the face we put on for the world."We should all be so lucky as to have this be true for our spouse or significant other."Among all th [...]


    3. "Lynelle By the Sea" goes back and forth between two mothers -- Lynelle, who lost her daughter to SIDS only two days after her birth, and Annie who reluctantly gave birth to her third and easiest child. In a nutshell, Lynelle sees Annie's baby, Dylan, sitting alone in his stroller, and snatches him up, seeing him as a heaven-sent replacement for her own lost baby. She takes the baby and leaves town, leaving Annie and her family heartbroken.I can't say that this was a particularly cheerful read, [...]


    4. Ich habe mir dieses Buch gekauft, weil mir das Titelbild gefallen hat. Dann habe ich die Inhaltsangabe gelesen und war richtig gespannt darauf, es zu lesen.Es ist die Geschichte von 2 Frauen, Lynelle und Annie. Die eine verliert ihr Baby einen Tag nach der Geburt durch plötzlichen Kindstot und klaut der anderen das Kind. Gut finde ich, dass die Geschichte aus beiden Seiten (Lynelles und Annies) erzählt wird und man sich so in beide Mütter hineinversetzen kann. Sie verschweigt auch nichts oder [...]


    5. Lynelle Carter has no words for the grief she feel at the sudden death of her infant daughter, Grace, after three days of life. Wracked by sorrow that reawakens feelings of the loss of her mother, she has to leave her husband and their working-class life in New Jersey and return home to Florida. As she wanders the beaches of Singing Island, she sees an infant in a stroller under a tree. Surely the child is waiting to fill her empty arms and her heart.Annie Thompson with her husband and three chi [...]


    6. What a great story.Lynelle experiences a tragedy so sad and heartbreaking that she feels like her life is over. Se decides to get away from everybody and take a break. While on her break, she does something unthinkable that shatters another family's life, making them feel the same pain as she is experiencing.The story flips between Lynelle and Annie, the mother of the other family involved.The book draws you in from the first page and keeps you locked in till the end. The book is written with a [...]


    7. Not a bad book. Not a great book. Quick read, but not something I will remember that I read a few months from now. I kept waiting for a crazy twist that never came. I thought maybe that Hogan would end up being a man Annie knew from the women's shelter.


    8. It was interesting and definitely held my attention, but it was very heavy in places and a bit repetative. I liked the author's use of first person and third person to differentiate who was speaking, and it was wrapped up nicely.


    9. Good book. I loved the end and applaud Annie for her strength. If it had been me I would have kicked David to the curb.


    10. Very sad book. Not for a new parent to read, for sure. But being a parent, you can feel the anguish from both sides of the fence.


    11. Beautifully told. One can feel each woman's pain and grief. And also experience their triumph and growth over it. You are there, you are them.


    12. I really liked how this book flipped back and forth from one mother to the other. It's a pretty suspenseful book; I was always worried about the baby and hoping he would get back to his mother.



    13. You will understand grief and loss of a child and how it can change a family. I'll have to read Albaniese' other books now! Written with compassion.


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