One Moment, One Morning

One Moment, One Morning

Book - 2012
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"The Brighton to London line. The 7:44 am train. Cars packed with commuters. One woman occupies her time observing the people around her. Opposite, a girl puts on her make-up. Across the aisle, a husband strokes his wife's hand. Further along, another woman flicks through a glossy magazine. Then, abruptly, everything changes: a man collapses, the train is stopped, and an ambulance is called. For at least three passengers on the 7:44 on that particular morning, life will never be the same again. There's Lou, in an adjacent seat, who witnesses events first hand. Anna, who's sitting further up the train, impatient to get to work. And Karen, the man's wife. Telling the story of the week following that fateful train journey, One Moment, One Morning is a stunning novel about love and loss, about family and - above all- friendship. A stark reminder that, sometimes, one moment is all it takes to shatter everything. Yet it also reminds us that somehow, despite it all, life can and does go on"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
ISBN: 9781250005250
Branch Call Number: FICTION
Characteristics: 407 p. ; 21 cm


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Jan 05, 2016

Only read to page 84. The story droned on and on in a very dreary, depressing way. It was touted as a thriller. and I was waiting for something interesting to happen. No such luck.

Bierlingen Apr 08, 2015

Felt that the best part of this book was it's cover. Although the subject matter was there for so much more, I felt that it's characters and plot came up short on descriptiveness.

branch_reviews May 15, 2012

Three women board the 7:44 am train from Brighton to London unbeknownst to them that their lives will be forever changed by the tragedy that strikes just moments into their journey. One will lose their devoted partner of 20 plus years…one will re-evaluate their own relationship after the loss of such a good man and friend, and the third will now be linked to the other two, having witnessed the event and providing comfort and aid to her stricken new friend, forming a bond that will finally give her the strength to live her life openly. This is a fantastic read that you can share with friends of any age. I would wholeheartedly recommend it to all my female friends.
Reviewed by DH

Jan 26, 2012

This was an absolutely fab and amazing book. It had women characters that you can actually relate to dealing with very real and serious issues. A well written easy read that will pull at your heart strings and get you thinking about life.No wonder it was an international bestseller. Recommend it to all your women friends.


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