The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin

The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin

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Antoinette's gift, though, puts her own life in danger, as each healing comes with an increasingly deadly price. As Rose - the centre of her daughter's life struggles with her own failing health, and Lily confronts her anguished past, they, and the men who love them, come to real size the sacrifices that must be made to keep this very special child safe. Written with great heart and a deep understanding of what it feels like to be "different," The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin is a novel about what it means to be family, and about the lengths to which people will go to protect the ones they love.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 139 x 209 x 29mm | 453.59g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1616204184
  • 9781616204181
  • 3,442,394

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"This is the kind of book that invites you home, sits you down at the kitchen table, and feeds you something delicious and homemade. You will want to stay in this world where new relationships bloom out of broken ones, sisters find one another again, and miracles really do occur." --Tiffany Baker

From The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin

Antoinette sits on the chair next to me, bouncing. It took three months to get this appointment. Now that it's here, I want to be somewhere else, anywhere else.

Dr. Ketters jots some notes in Antoinette's file. She has been in the room for less than five minutes. When she looks up and smiles softly, I know something is wrong.

"Antoinette displays a lot of autistic behaviors," she says. "She not classically autistic. She's affectionate." Right now Antoinette is leaning into me, lacing her fingers through mine. "I can't give you an exact diagnosis. She doesn't fit neatly into any one category. But I can tell you that she will most likely require lifelong care."

Dr. Ketters is still talking when I walk out of the exam room, but I'm not listening. As we leave, I think of the second list I made. The one I didn't show the doctor. On it, I listed the way Antoinette's fingers clasp mine when we walk in the garden. The way my heart beats easier when she is next to me. The way she taps my back, and I know it means I love you.
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Review quote

The Peculiar Miracles of Antoinette Martin is the kind of book that invites you home, sits you down at the kitchen table, and feeds you something delicious and homemade. You will want to stay in this world, where new relationships bloom out of broken ones, sisters find one another again, and miracles really do occur. Antoinette will stick in your head like a beautiful song.
Tiffany Baker, New York Times bestselling author of The Little Giant of Aberdeen County

The originality of the plot in Knipper s debut will keep readers turning the pages.
Publishers Weekly

This charming debut will appeal to those seeking elements of magic realism, family relationships, and personal growth, as well as Sarah Addison Allen fans. Library Journal

captivating and finely written.
Kirkus Reviews
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About Stephanie Knipper

Stephanie Knipper ist in Kentucky, USA, aufgewachsen. Ihre Liebe zu Büchern war von klein auf grenzenlos, und obwohl die Familie nicht viel Geld besaß, sorgte ihre Mutter immer dafür, dass ihre Tochter etwas zum Lesen hatte. Ihr Vater wiederum förderte ihre Begeisterung für die Flora und Fauna und lehrte sie, welche Pflanzen sich in welchem Boden am wohlsten fühlen.
Knippers Liebe zu Büchern und Blumen prägte ihr gesamtes Leben: Nach ihrem Abschluss in Englischer Literatur an der Northern Kentucky University studierte sie Gartenbau. "Antoinettes geheime Sprache der Blumen" ist Knippers Debütroman. Ihre Tochter Grace war das Vorbild für die Heldin dieses Buchs. Stephanie Knipper lebt mit ihrem Mann, Grace und fünf weiteren Kindern in Kentucky und schreibt derzeit an ihrem zweiten Roman.
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1,856 ratings
3.93 out of 5 stars
5 29% (538)
4 41% (759)
3 25% (464)
2 4% (82)
1 1% (13)
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