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Some Kind of Miracle: A Novel

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Cousins Dahlia and Sunny Gordon were best friends growing up, bound by a shared love for making music that was as pure, powerful, and radiant as the California sunshine. When Dahlia's soulful lyrics combined with Sunny's soaring melodies, magic happened, and they promised they would stick together all the way to the top. But a darkness was already descending on Sunny, one ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published October 21st 2003 by William Morrow
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Sep 02, 2011 Laura rated it it was ok
Shelves: i-own-it
This book was ok but unrealistic and everything turned out a little too perfectly at the end.
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Sep 13, 2014 Jonjane Doe rated it did not like it
Shelves: schizophrenia
Chick Lit alert! By the author of Beaches!

Dahlia and her schizophrenic cousin Sunny wrote songs together as kids. Broke ass Dahlia needs her back to ensure sonwriting fame and fortune, but Sunny won’t sign anything.

It’s a very responsible book, containing a psychopharmacologist. Actually it’s all Pills & Boone and the sensible psych stuff is heavily coated in cotton candy clouds of froth. It’s one of those novels where plot + research = book and you can see the seams. It’s not badly written,
Apr 03, 2007 Jeanne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: general-fiction
A woman struggles to be a successful songwriter. She lets her ambitions hurt her relationships until she's forced to bring her schizophrenic cousin back into her life. The cousin helps her to tell the truth about herself while helping the cousin and giving her back a life she wouldn't have had otherwise.

It seems as though the woman's using her cousin, and to begin with she is, but a true relationship grows between the two. It's a hopeful story, in the end.
Nov 23, 2013 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: emptyshelf
This book was alright. The unrealistic picture of "healing" for mental illness really irked me. Clearly it's fiction but everything was so "perfect" in the end I knew I was reading a book. Good fiction wraps you in the story so much that you forget it isn't a real thing and you aren't there. This is not that kind of book.
Jun 24, 2014 Carolyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't know much about mental health issues but if this is at all true to life it really is a miracle. Sometimes I got annoyed with dahlia and her obsession with wanting to make a lot of money. But maybe if I had to support myself I would be different.
Nov 21, 2009 Joyce rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a pretty good book. It's about a family dealing with mental illness. It was light and heartwarming. Something easy to read.
Nov 03, 2014 Marsha rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Interesting in that it mixes issues of mental illness with healing powers of music. It was an okay book but thought it was kind of bland reading.
Jun 26, 2012 Jess rated it did not like it
Just couldn't get through this. The main character is obnoxious and so self-centered it's hard to stand.
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Iris Rainer Dart is the author of eight novels, including the much-beloved New York Times bestseller Beaches. The mother of two children, she lives in California with her husband.
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