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Sitting practice (edition 2003)

by Caroline Adderson

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Title:Sitting practice
Authors:Caroline Adderson
Info:Toronto : T. Allen Publishers, c2003.
Collections:Your library, CanLit
Rating:*****
Tags:canlit, read-in-2003

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Sitting Practice: A Novel by Caroline Adderson

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A newly married couple's happiness is shattered by a freak car accident. Paralyzed from waist down, Iliana is forced to give up her nursing career, but is determined to regain her independence; Ross, a movie caterer, struggles with guilt. Both are faced with redefining their life and relationship. Adderson chooses to infuse the story with quirky characters, intelligence, surprises, and even humour. ( )
  skent | May 20, 2012 |
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I enjoyed aspects of this book but I had a hard time caring about the main characters. The newlywed couple suffers such a tragedy, one that each deals with in their own way. But they never try to deal with it together, instead of growing closer and figuring out how they move forward they just exist. I kept thinking 'would it kill you to just talk?'
  mybookcloset | Aug 26, 2010 |
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I enjoyed this book. I had read a similar book called The Dive from Clausen's pier - similar in that they both deal with the paralysis of a loved one. Though this book was more touching b/c there was more of a connection with the characters. Very well-written book. ( )
  JenandTomsLibrary | Oct 26, 2009 |
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A very low-key, gently-moving story that works because you care about the characters. Could have easily slipped into melodrama, but instead feels true-to-life. ( )
  mhgatti | Aug 24, 2009 |
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I enjoyed this book; always a bonus when you read the description and you are unsure. A couple involved in a car accident learns to cope with the wife's paralysis. Both have to change. I found the arc of story realistic, even the wife's attraction to a young man who finds her condition nonthreatening enough to try to have his first sexual experience with her. The author infuses a great deal of humor making this a great beach read or vacation read. ( )
  GirlMisanthrope | Jul 8, 2009 |
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A fateful accident transforms life forever for newlywed couple Ross and Iliana as Iliana is left paralyzed, Ross guilt-ridden and grief-stricken, and both dealing with a married life that is nothing like that for which they had planned or expected.

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