All We Know of Heaven: A Novel by Jacquelyn Mitchard

By Jacquelyn Mitchard

Bridget Flannery and Maureen O'Malley were BFFs considering the fact that perpetually. Then a short second of inattention on an icy street leaves one lady useless and the opposite in a coma, battered past attractiveness. friends and family mourn one friend's loss and pray for the other's restoration. Then the medical professionals realize they've got made a negative mistake. the lady who lived is the person who everybody concept had died.

Based on a real case of improper identification, All we all know of Heaven is a common tale that not anyone can learn unmoved: a drama of standard humans stuck up in an incredible tragedy and of the therapeutic strength of desire and love.

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Your victorious enemy addresses you,” he says, almost politely, as if the person who shouted was simply not understanding. ” He turns to look at Mayor Ledger, kneeling there on the platform. His face is trying to look calm but everyone can hear how badly he don’t wanna die, how childlike his wishes are sounding, how loud his newly uncured Noise is spilling out all over the place. “And now you will learn,” Mayor Prentiss says, turning back to the crowd, “what kind of man your new President is.

Cuz I did do it, didn’t I? Not how Davy said but nearly as bad and completely as big in my Noise, too big to cover with all their eyes looking back at me, too big to surround with lies and confuse the truth, too big to not think about as a crowd of Spackle faces just stare. “It was an accident,” I say, my voice trailing off, looking from face to weird face, not seeing no pictures of Spackle Noise, not understanding the clicking they make, so doubly not knowing what’s happening. ” But not one of ’em says a thing back.

Mayor Prentiss is talking to the whole planet. indd 39 18/03/2013 13:09 hear the smile. “ You are conquered. You are defeated. ” He lets this sink in for a moment. My Noise rumbles and I see a few of the men look up to the top of the tower. I try to keep it quiet but who are these people? Who are these clean and comfortable and not-at-all-hungry people who just handed theirselves over? “But it is not I who conquered you,” the Mayor says. ” He pauses, looking out over the crowd. He’s dressed all in white, white hat, white boots, and with the white cloths covering the platform and the afternoon sun shining on down, he’s practically blinding.

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