The Possible World

Imagine my surprise upon I finishing The Possible World by Liese O’Holloran Schwarz, to discover the author’s acknowledgment of Phyllis Sidorsky, the Lower School librarian when I was at NCS. While I couldn’t discover Schwarz’s NCS connection through the internet, she was indeed, Class of ’81. Thank goodness I liked the book! The Possible World was just the kind of book I like – three separate stories that weave their way together until culmination at the end. One of the best parts of the story was the authenticity of the emergency room doctor (makes sense, since Schwarz is one herself). First, we learn the story of Ben, a five-year-old who has witnessed the brutal murder of his friends and his mother at a birthday party. Another thread focuses on Lucy, the doctor who has left her husband. Clare, the elderly woman telling her life story to a friend is the third. I would have loved more about Lucy and her relationship, but otherwise, this was a really good story that I thought about when I wasn’t reading it and wanted to get back to it so as to find out the resolution. To me, that’s the best kind of read.

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