Suddenly - Audio CD - Abridged Author:Barbara Delinsky, Carrington MacDuffie (Narrator) In the idyllic small town of Tucker,Vermont, life flows at a rhythmic pace for pediatrician Paige Pfeiffer.But when Mara O'Neill, her best friend and medical partner, inexplicably kills herself, Paige's comfortable life is suddenly shattered. Temporarily caring for Mara's newly adopted baby daughter while she comes to grips with her ... more »grief, Paige clings to the hope that, in time, her orderly life will return.
What she hadn't counted on were the unexpected pleasures that often come with change, including the touch of a man who offers Paige things she never thought she wanted. She hadn't counted on finding the meaning of life in the death of a friend.
Read by Carrington MacDuffie. Unabridged: 5 sound discs« less
"Suddenly" is a very sweet story about 4 pediatricians that have put all of their time and efforts into being doctors and suddenly realize life is passing them by. Each has his own story intertwined into each others. I would not call it a page turner but I did have a hard time putting it down. When Mara, the most agressive and outspoken does not show up to take her shift and is found in her car dead, it is ruled a suicide. That evening as one of her partners, Paige is at her house trying to figure things out, a social worker show up with the 14 month old Indian child Mara was adopting. Paige offers to keep the baby girl while an alternative placement is being found and the story progesses from there.
One of my all-time favorite audio books! I'm SUDDENLY a Barbara Delinsky fan and am ordering all of her books on CD. She's a masterful storyteller who includes interesting details, compelling characters, unexpected plot twists and creative endings to her books. Can't wait for the next one!