The Promise of Stardust

The Promise of Stardust

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Priscille Sibley's The Promise of Stardust is a haunting and unforgettable debut novel about life and death and love, set against a moral dilemma that may leave you questioning your own beliefs.

Matt Beaulieu has loved Elle McClure since he was two years old. Now married and expecting their first child, Elle suffers a fatal accident. To keep the baby alive, Matt goes against his wife's wishes and keeps his wife on life support. But Matt's mother thinks that Elle should be euthanized, and she's ready to fight for what she believes is the right thing.

A stunning, compassionate examination of one of the most intricate ethical issues of our time, The Promise of Stardust, will stay with you, long after the last page has been read.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 550 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 33.02mm | 544.31g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • 0062223046
  • 9780062223043
  • 1,154,835

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Matt was two years old the first time he held Elle in his arms, seventeen when he first kissed her, and thirty-three when they wed. Now the deeply devoted couple has everything--except the baby they've always wanted.

When a tragic accident leaves Elle brain-dead, Matt is devastated. Though he cannot bear losing her, he knows his wife feared only one thing--a slow death. Just before Matt agrees to remove Elle from life support, the doctors discover that she is pregnant. Now what was once a clear-cut decision becomes an impossible choice. While there is no certainty her body can sustain the pregnancy, Matt is sure Elle would want the baby to have a chance. Linney, Matt's mother, believes her son is blind with denial and insists Elle would never want to be kept alive by artificial means, no matter what. And the result is a battle, which ultimately goes beyond one family and one single life.
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Review quote

"I loved this book. Priscille Sibley manages a delicate and brave balance with this gripping novel."--Katrina Kittle, author of The Kindness of Strangers and The Blessings of the Animals
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4 38% (3,762)
3 18% (1,780)
2 4% (417)
1 2% (158)
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