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by Deborah J. Wolf

  • ISBN: 0758213832
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  • Author: Deborah J. Wolf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Kensington (July 1, 2006)
  • Pages: 384
  • ePub book: 1476 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1532 kb
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  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 625

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In fact, I think the author intended it to be a book about one woman's struggle to get over the loss of her husband and keep her family together at the same time.

Jun 24, 2009 Jacquie van Doleweerd rated it it was amazing. In fact, I think the author intended it to be a book about one woman's struggle to get over the loss of her husband and keep her family together at the same time. I found that theme to be less interesting than the author's treatment of the daughter's pregnancy and its affect on her extended family

Written with the poignancy of heartbreak and the indomitable promise of hope, Deborah J. Wolf's unforgettable debut novel delves into the fragile, ever-changing relationships between mothers and daughters in the worst of times-and in the bes. llyson Houlihan had the normal ups an. .

Written with the poignancy of heartbreak and the indomitable promise of hope, Deborah J. llyson Houlihan had the normal ups and downs with her husband and two daughters, but all in all, their life was good, full, and happy. That changed on the day a tragic accident ripped her husband away from her-and shattered everything. Wolf's unforgettable debut novel delves into the fragile . I will definitely recommend 'With You and Without You' to friends. Wonderful! By Thriftbooks. com User, July 21, 2006. Wolf's unforgettable debut novel delves into the fragile, ever-changing. Ally's husband Patrick was killed in a car accident, leaving her to raise their two daughters Lydia and Becca alone. Patrick's death is heartbreaking and his absence from their lives is deeply felt.

With You And Without You. by Deborah J. Wolf. ISBN 9780758213839 (978-0-7582-1383-9) Softcover, Kensington, 2006. Find signed collectible books: 'With You And Without You'. Founded in 1997, BookFinder.

Deborah J. Wolf’s debut novel, With You and Without You, was published in 2006. Her follow-up, When I’m Not Myself, was released in 2007. Wolf is the author of "With You and Without Yo. Once again, with astonishing truth and refreshing humor, Deborah J. Wolf brilliantly depicts a woman's real joys and sorrows during love, loss, and starting anew. Sometimes a marriage is over long before it officially ends. Wolf is the author of "With You and Without You. " She lives with her husband and two adopted children in the wine country of Northern California. When Cara's husband packs a bulging suitcase and leaves her for a younger woman ironically named Barbie, Cara can only say, "That's it?" before the tears begin.

Once again, with astonishing truth and refreshing humor, Deborah J. When Cara's husband packs a bulging suitcase and leaves her for a younger woman ironically named Barbie, Cara can only say, "That's it?" before the tears begin

Deborah J. Her follow-up, When I’m Not Myself, was released in 2007

Deborah J. In addition to her full-length novels, she has contributed a short story, "Family Blessings, to Fern Michaels’s anthology of Christmas stories, Comfort and Joy. Lisätietoja.

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Comments

Macage Macage
With You and Without You is Ms. Wolf's first book and I think that it is wonderful. It is intense with funny moments. This is the first book in a long time that I can not wait to get back to reading it. To me it is a cross between Danielle Steele(although she is not one of my favorites) and Ms. Spenser(Small Town Girl) Which happens to be my favorite all time book. I love Ms. Wolf's writing style. I am a reading freak, and lately I either can not finish the book or I look at the ending. In this case, I don't want to know the ending till I read all of it. Yet I don't want to finish the book too soon. I am trying to savor it. Thank You D. Wolf for writing a GREAT book.
huckman huckman
This books was suggested to me by a friend and I loved it. It was the perfect summer read. As a mother, I found myself searching my heart to see how I would re-act to the emotional turmoil in the lives of the characters. Hard to put down. I will definitely recommend 'With You and Without You' to friends.
Golden Lama Golden Lama
Ally's husband Patrick was killed in a car accident, leaving her to raise their two daughters Lydia and Becca alone. Patrick's death is heartbreaking and his absence from their lives is deeply felt.

Ally feels her daughters slowly, but surely pulling away from her. Eleven year-old Becca is sad and aloof and fourteen year old Lydia is shutting herself off from everyone except her boyfriend Eric. When another crisis befalls the family, this time from Lydia, Ally is frustrated and angry at both Lydia and herself. She is feeling guilty and helpless as well.

Patrick's best friend Michael is still a fixture in their lives and Ally cherishes his friendship. Eventually, Ally and Michael's relationship starts to become something more. Ally wants Michael as her lover but losing him as a friend, if things should not work out is unfathomable for her. Michael is the one steady thing in her life right now and she simply could not handle losing him.

Ally, Lydia, Becca and Michael have many challenges to face. The one certainty in their lives, is their love for each other. That love will be the strength that guides them through the rough road ahead of them.

With you and Without You is a very poignant story. It is written in the first person from Ally's point of view. The impact of losing Patrick is devastating for everyone. Lydia has a life changing experience and Ally faces the daily battle of where she fits in her daughter's plight. Young Becca keeps the family grounded and Michael plays a huge part in the women's lives. It's his strength, love, and support that Ally draws her strength from. Although I may have handled a few things differently than Ally has, I have so much respect and admiration for her and her girls. With You and Without You is an inspiring story. It makes you want to appreciate everything and take nothing for granted. It's wonderful.

Nannette

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Shem Shem
Patrick and Allyson Houlihan live a contented upper middle class life raising two daughters, thirteen years old Lydia and ten years old Becca until he died in a car accident. The three females he left behind mourn deeply the loss of the family patriarch and adjust to a downscale lifestyle with the death of the prime breadwinner.

Over a year later, the trio still struggles with the loss. Allyson worries about her daughters as Becca hides in soccer, but is now injured, and Lydia no longer wants to dance and turns sneaky. Both reject their mom's attempts to help them cope. As the two sisters lose interest in school and favorite activities, the family seems on the verge of collapse as the three females drift further apart. That is until a new crisis forces everyone to reassess their needs in consideration of the better good with Patrick's best friend Michael as a rock of strength for the still grieving Houlihan women.

This incredibly poignant contemporary tale makes several valid points that grief is personal and takes time that will vary from person to person and that relationship dynamics adjust when the parameters change. In this case, the death of Patrick leaves his beloved family mourning in different ways even after a year has passed and their interrelationships have changed because the fourth part of the family puzzle no longer is there. Deborah J. Wolf will leave her audience pondering life with and without loved ones in this deep thought provoking family drama.

Harriet Klausner
Hurus Hurus
I just finished With You and Without You last night. It was an enjoyable book and I will definitely be looking forward to Ms. Wolf's next book this summer. She tackles some major life issues, some of which we hope to never have to endure, with poignancy, humor and thought.

My one problem with the book is that there wasn't enough description about Lydia's pregnancy to make it feel real to me. There were no 'real' consequences. As another reviewer wrote, she did get off perceivably kind of easy, but perhaps we just weren't supposed to 'hear' Lydia's story. I was also curious as to Eric's role because he was so apparently in love with Lydia, but then he kind of just floats to the background. Again, probably the author's intention as it was not Lydia and Eric's story, but rather, Allyson's, Michael's, and of course, Patrick's.

Other than parts of the pregnancy, everything else felt very real to me--Allyson's grappling with her feelings toward Michael, her angst over the pregnancy, her annoyance with the M-I-L (I wanted to slap Barbara on every occasion she entered the scene!)

I was looking for Ms. Wolf's author webpage, but could not find one online? Do you have one, Ms. Wolf?

Thanks for a deep read, definitely reminscent of Lolly Wiston, Jodi Piccoult, Elizabeth Berg stories that are told from the heart, about the heart, and how it perseveres!