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Sleepwalking in Daylight

2 Ratings: 3.0
a book by Elizabeth Flock

  

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A Split Second of Clarity...

  • Apr 10, 2009
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What would you do if your once spirited and independent life morphed into something gray and routine?  What if your once loving daughter seemingly transmogrified into a Goth stranger – someone who is sullen and angry and uncommunicative?

This is now Samantha Friedman's world.  And her husband, the man she once couldn't live without, is going through the motions with her, until she feels…invisible.

And then one day, she meets a handsome stranger.  They talk, they connect, and there is something alive springing up within her once again.

Meanwhile, Cammy (the adopted Goth daughter) is slowly spiraling downward into a place she may not come back from – a netherworld.

"Sleepwalking in Daylight" captures the spirit of lives spiraling out of control with such skill and poignancy that the reader can almost experience the deadening weight of it crushing down…And then one day, something horrific pulls everyone out of the deadening sameness.

And suddenly, life seems to spin around, turning in a whole new direction.  The author describes it thus:  "This is how it happens.  A 'defining moment.'  Oprah would call it a 'lightbulb moment,' an 'aha' moment.  This is that split second of clarity.  This is me saying…enough.  No more sleepwalking.  Enough."


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