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One Moment, One Morning by Sarah Rayner
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Jan 23, 2012

really liked it

One Moment, One Morning follows 3 women who are directly and indirectly affected by the sudden death of a man on the morning commuter train to London. Karen and Simon are on the train together to go sign the papers on their new house when he suddenly collapses of a massive heart attack. Lou just happens to be sitting beside them and tries to find help when Simon collapses. After the train is stopped and everyone gets off to be redirected Lou ends up sharing a cab with Anna who was also on the train, but in a different car. It turns out that Anna is Karen's best friend. These 3 women are all profoundly changed by this tragedy - Karen obviously suddenly lost her husband, but Anna ends up reflecting on her own relationship with Steve and Lou thinks about her own family and the secret she's been keeping from them. Told from all 3 women's perspectives over the course of 1 week this is a moving story of love, friendship, and the way a seemingly random event can bond people together. I thought this book might be too sad, and of course their are sad parts, but the overall feeling is not sadness, but hope for the future and the importance and power of true friendship. I also thought the author's portrayal of Steve and his alcoholism was very accurate

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