The Possible World

The Possible World

An astonishing, deeply moving novel about the converging lives of a young boy who witnesses a brutal murder, the doctor who tends to him, and an elderly woman guarding her long buried past. It seems like just another night shift for Lucy, an overworked ER physician in Providence, Rhode Island, until six-year-old Ben is brought in as the sole survivor from a horrifying crime An astonishing, deeply moving novel about the converging lives of a young boy who witnesses a brutal murder, the doct...

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Title:The Possible World
Author:Liese O'Halloran Schwarz
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Genres:Fiction
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

The Possible World Reviews

  • Marialyce
    Jul 04, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

  • Patty
    Feb 12, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

    Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and compelling literary fiction. This book is a must read! Amazing! The characters in this novel were unforgettable and I miss them already. First we meet Ben. He is a trepidatious boy who is small for his age. While attending a birthday party for on...

    I rarely request titles from the "General/Adult Fiction" category on NetGalley but when I do I usually find I have an enoyable time exploring a different genre to my usuals. While there were some plus points to the book there were also quite significant shortfalls. Okay, Let's begin...

    It's 4.5 star in narrator form, IMHO- but I could not help but round it up from the word craft skills of setting the hearts so perfectly into their separate lives. All three- but is there actually only three? This is also how memory works, especially in age, and particularly within ...

    This is a beautiful, wonderful book. Unquestionably one of the best I have read this year, maybe ever. Really no review I write can capture the talent of this writer or the impact of the book so I won't try. Just go get this book. ...

    5 stars I read the Kindle Edition. Leo (as he prefers to be known when his real name is Ben), is a young boy, perhaps five or six, who is the sole survivor of a horrific mass murder. He turns out to be the young son of another resident at the hospital with whom Lucy was acquainte...

    This lovely but sad book set in Rhode Island, tells the story of Lucy, overworked Emergency resident, six year old prodigy Ben, small for his age 11 year old Leo, given up by his mother to live in an orphanage, and Clare, the elderly resident of a nursing home. Lucy, who has recentl...

    A compelling and gorgeously-written story about how chance meetings can send resounding ripples across generations and deep into the most unexpected and poignant places. If you loved ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, you will more than love THE POSSIBLE WORLD. I HIGHLY recommend this novel!...

    Review can be found on my blog here: https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress... Thank you to the Publisher Simon & Schuster, Scribner and Edelweiss for the free eARC copy of this book to read and review. 6 year old Ben is at a birthday party where he witnesses a brutal murder a...

    Thank you to Scribner and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Liese O?Halloran Schwarz?s The Possible World, A Novel. The rating and review are my own thoughts and opinions, and have not been influenced by receiving this book to read. The Possible World is a sto...

  • Carla Buckley
    Jan 31, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

    Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and compelling literary fiction. This book is a must read! Amazing! The characters in this novel were unforgettable and I miss them already. First we meet Ben. He is a trepidatious boy who is small for his age. While attending a birthday party for on...

    I rarely request titles from the "General/Adult Fiction" category on NetGalley but when I do I usually find I have an enoyable time exploring a different genre to my usuals. While there were some plus points to the book there were also quite significant shortfalls. Okay, Let's begin...

    It's 4.5 star in narrator form, IMHO- but I could not help but round it up from the word craft skills of setting the hearts so perfectly into their separate lives. All three- but is there actually only three? This is also how memory works, especially in age, and particularly within ...

    This is a beautiful, wonderful book. Unquestionably one of the best I have read this year, maybe ever. Really no review I write can capture the talent of this writer or the impact of the book so I won't try. Just go get this book. ...

    5 stars I read the Kindle Edition. Leo (as he prefers to be known when his real name is Ben), is a young boy, perhaps five or six, who is the sole survivor of a horrific mass murder. He turns out to be the young son of another resident at the hospital with whom Lucy was acquainte...

    This lovely but sad book set in Rhode Island, tells the story of Lucy, overworked Emergency resident, six year old prodigy Ben, small for his age 11 year old Leo, given up by his mother to live in an orphanage, and Clare, the elderly resident of a nursing home. Lucy, who has recentl...

    A compelling and gorgeously-written story about how chance meetings can send resounding ripples across generations and deep into the most unexpected and poignant places. If you loved ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, you will more than love THE POSSIBLE WORLD. I HIGHLY recommend this novel!...

  • Charlotte Burt
    Jul 01, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

    Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and compelling literary fiction. This book is a must read! Amazing! The characters in this novel were unforgettable and I miss them already. First we meet Ben. He is a trepidatious boy who is small for his age. While attending a birthday party for on...

    I rarely request titles from the "General/Adult Fiction" category on NetGalley but when I do I usually find I have an enoyable time exploring a different genre to my usuals. While there were some plus points to the book there were also quite significant shortfalls. Okay, Let's begin...

    It's 4.5 star in narrator form, IMHO- but I could not help but round it up from the word craft skills of setting the hearts so perfectly into their separate lives. All three- but is there actually only three? This is also how memory works, especially in age, and particularly within ...

    This is a beautiful, wonderful book. Unquestionably one of the best I have read this year, maybe ever. Really no review I write can capture the talent of this writer or the impact of the book so I won't try. Just go get this book. ...

    5 stars I read the Kindle Edition. Leo (as he prefers to be known when his real name is Ben), is a young boy, perhaps five or six, who is the sole survivor of a horrific mass murder. He turns out to be the young son of another resident at the hospital with whom Lucy was acquainte...

    This lovely but sad book set in Rhode Island, tells the story of Lucy, overworked Emergency resident, six year old prodigy Ben, small for his age 11 year old Leo, given up by his mother to live in an orphanage, and Clare, the elderly resident of a nursing home. Lucy, who has recentl...

    A compelling and gorgeously-written story about how chance meetings can send resounding ripples across generations and deep into the most unexpected and poignant places. If you loved ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, you will more than love THE POSSIBLE WORLD. I HIGHLY recommend this novel!...

    Review can be found on my blog here: https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress... Thank you to the Publisher Simon & Schuster, Scribner and Edelweiss for the free eARC copy of this book to read and review. 6 year old Ben is at a birthday party where he witnesses a brutal murder a...

    Thank you to Scribner and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Liese O?Halloran Schwarz?s The Possible World, A Novel. The rating and review are my own thoughts and opinions, and have not been influenced by receiving this book to read. The Possible World is a sto...

    I am rounding up a 3.5 review to 4 stars because of the lovely writing and wonderful characterizations. The problem I had was in the (to me) slightly creaking structure of this book. Told from many points of view, it got a bit confusing to me when it toggled between Ben and Leo, and it...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an E-arc of this title in exchange for my honest review. Wow. I stayed up reading this book long into the night, knowing it would be worth being tired the next day. I love an alternating narration, and The Possible World tells the story from 3 po...

    What a stunning story. Three people who have never met but whose lives are affected by each other's actions. This book deals with second chances and a persuasive argument for reincarnation or past lives. Clare is almost 100 years old and living a lonely life in a nursing home. One of t...

    I absolutely loved this book! I wish I could give it more than 5 stars! I read the last 200 pages in a day. I couldn't get enough of this story of Lucy, Ben, and Clare. Three strangers who meet entirely by chance. Lucy, an ER doctor who treats the young Ben after he witnesses a brutal ...

    If only this had just been Clare?s story, and Leo?s story, and their relationship I?d have been so happy. I?d have been delighted if there had been much, much more of Clare?s story and none of Lucy?s or Ben?s, and certainly none of the hospital procedure and hypnotherapy ...

    I finished this late last night, then felt bereft. Tempted to go back to the beginning and read it again I loved it that much. ...

  • Jennifer
    Jun 05, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

    Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and compelling literary fiction. This book is a must read! Amazing! The characters in this novel were unforgettable and I miss them already. First we meet Ben. He is a trepidatious boy who is small for his age. While attending a birthday party for on...

    I rarely request titles from the "General/Adult Fiction" category on NetGalley but when I do I usually find I have an enoyable time exploring a different genre to my usuals. While there were some plus points to the book there were also quite significant shortfalls. Okay, Let's begin...

    It's 4.5 star in narrator form, IMHO- but I could not help but round it up from the word craft skills of setting the hearts so perfectly into their separate lives. All three- but is there actually only three? This is also how memory works, especially in age, and particularly within ...

    This is a beautiful, wonderful book. Unquestionably one of the best I have read this year, maybe ever. Really no review I write can capture the talent of this writer or the impact of the book so I won't try. Just go get this book. ...

    5 stars I read the Kindle Edition. Leo (as he prefers to be known when his real name is Ben), is a young boy, perhaps five or six, who is the sole survivor of a horrific mass murder. He turns out to be the young son of another resident at the hospital with whom Lucy was acquainte...

    This lovely but sad book set in Rhode Island, tells the story of Lucy, overworked Emergency resident, six year old prodigy Ben, small for his age 11 year old Leo, given up by his mother to live in an orphanage, and Clare, the elderly resident of a nursing home. Lucy, who has recentl...

    A compelling and gorgeously-written story about how chance meetings can send resounding ripples across generations and deep into the most unexpected and poignant places. If you loved ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, you will more than love THE POSSIBLE WORLD. I HIGHLY recommend this novel!...

    Review can be found on my blog here: https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress... Thank you to the Publisher Simon & Schuster, Scribner and Edelweiss for the free eARC copy of this book to read and review. 6 year old Ben is at a birthday party where he witnesses a brutal murder a...

    Thank you to Scribner and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Liese O?Halloran Schwarz?s The Possible World, A Novel. The rating and review are my own thoughts and opinions, and have not been influenced by receiving this book to read. The Possible World is a sto...

    I am rounding up a 3.5 review to 4 stars because of the lovely writing and wonderful characterizations. The problem I had was in the (to me) slightly creaking structure of this book. Told from many points of view, it got a bit confusing to me when it toggled between Ben and Leo, and it...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an E-arc of this title in exchange for my honest review. Wow. I stayed up reading this book long into the night, knowing it would be worth being tired the next day. I love an alternating narration, and The Possible World tells the story from 3 po...

    What a stunning story. Three people who have never met but whose lives are affected by each other's actions. This book deals with second chances and a persuasive argument for reincarnation or past lives. Clare is almost 100 years old and living a lonely life in a nursing home. One of t...

    I absolutely loved this book! I wish I could give it more than 5 stars! I read the last 200 pages in a day. I couldn't get enough of this story of Lucy, Ben, and Clare. Three strangers who meet entirely by chance. Lucy, an ER doctor who treats the young Ben after he witnesses a brutal ...

    If only this had just been Clare?s story, and Leo?s story, and their relationship I?d have been so happy. I?d have been delighted if there had been much, much more of Clare?s story and none of Lucy?s or Ben?s, and certainly none of the hospital procedure and hypnotherapy ...

    I finished this late last night, then felt bereft. Tempted to go back to the beginning and read it again I loved it that much. ...

    As I turned page after page I thought, ?How is the author going to link these three storylines?? Oh, wait, she doesn?t really. I feel cheated. ...

    Amazing! Fantastic! One of the best books I've read in a long time. The characters were so rich and so well-developed. Highly, highly recommend. I absolutely loved this book! ...

    This was another read on The Pigeonhole, in fact it's my sixth read with them this year! For those of you who don't know it's like an online book club, reading along with other readers on the web. The book was split into 10 parts, called staves, emailed to me each day. I was able to le...

    Thank you Netgalley and publishers for providing an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest opinion. What a wonderful novel The Possible World is! This story unfolds through the perspectives of three narrators: Lucy, an overworked trauma doctor, Clare, a reclusive elderly woman wit...

    Review to follow. ...

    I absolutely LOVED this book!!!! The cover of the book caught my eye and the story ended being amazing. It was beautifully written. This is one of those books that I find myself randomly thinking about, especially while driving home from work. The characters and their story just stuck ...

  • Ann
    Mar 28, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

    Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and compelling literary fiction. This book is a must read! Amazing! The characters in this novel were unforgettable and I miss them already. First we meet Ben. He is a trepidatious boy who is small for his age. While attending a birthday party for on...

    I rarely request titles from the "General/Adult Fiction" category on NetGalley but when I do I usually find I have an enoyable time exploring a different genre to my usuals. While there were some plus points to the book there were also quite significant shortfalls. Okay, Let's begin...

    It's 4.5 star in narrator form, IMHO- but I could not help but round it up from the word craft skills of setting the hearts so perfectly into their separate lives. All three- but is there actually only three? This is also how memory works, especially in age, and particularly within ...

    This is a beautiful, wonderful book. Unquestionably one of the best I have read this year, maybe ever. Really no review I write can capture the talent of this writer or the impact of the book so I won't try. Just go get this book. ...

    5 stars I read the Kindle Edition. Leo (as he prefers to be known when his real name is Ben), is a young boy, perhaps five or six, who is the sole survivor of a horrific mass murder. He turns out to be the young son of another resident at the hospital with whom Lucy was acquainte...

    This lovely but sad book set in Rhode Island, tells the story of Lucy, overworked Emergency resident, six year old prodigy Ben, small for his age 11 year old Leo, given up by his mother to live in an orphanage, and Clare, the elderly resident of a nursing home. Lucy, who has recentl...

    A compelling and gorgeously-written story about how chance meetings can send resounding ripples across generations and deep into the most unexpected and poignant places. If you loved ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, you will more than love THE POSSIBLE WORLD. I HIGHLY recommend this novel!...

    Review can be found on my blog here: https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress... Thank you to the Publisher Simon & Schuster, Scribner and Edelweiss for the free eARC copy of this book to read and review. 6 year old Ben is at a birthday party where he witnesses a brutal murder a...

    Thank you to Scribner and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Liese O?Halloran Schwarz?s The Possible World, A Novel. The rating and review are my own thoughts and opinions, and have not been influenced by receiving this book to read. The Possible World is a sto...

    I am rounding up a 3.5 review to 4 stars because of the lovely writing and wonderful characterizations. The problem I had was in the (to me) slightly creaking structure of this book. Told from many points of view, it got a bit confusing to me when it toggled between Ben and Leo, and it...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an E-arc of this title in exchange for my honest review. Wow. I stayed up reading this book long into the night, knowing it would be worth being tired the next day. I love an alternating narration, and The Possible World tells the story from 3 po...

    What a stunning story. Three people who have never met but whose lives are affected by each other's actions. This book deals with second chances and a persuasive argument for reincarnation or past lives. Clare is almost 100 years old and living a lonely life in a nursing home. One of t...

  • Alecia
    Jul 11, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

    Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and compelling literary fiction. This book is a must read! Amazing! The characters in this novel were unforgettable and I miss them already. First we meet Ben. He is a trepidatious boy who is small for his age. While attending a birthday party for on...

    I rarely request titles from the "General/Adult Fiction" category on NetGalley but when I do I usually find I have an enoyable time exploring a different genre to my usuals. While there were some plus points to the book there were also quite significant shortfalls. Okay, Let's begin...

    It's 4.5 star in narrator form, IMHO- but I could not help but round it up from the word craft skills of setting the hearts so perfectly into their separate lives. All three- but is there actually only three? This is also how memory works, especially in age, and particularly within ...

    This is a beautiful, wonderful book. Unquestionably one of the best I have read this year, maybe ever. Really no review I write can capture the talent of this writer or the impact of the book so I won't try. Just go get this book. ...

    5 stars I read the Kindle Edition. Leo (as he prefers to be known when his real name is Ben), is a young boy, perhaps five or six, who is the sole survivor of a horrific mass murder. He turns out to be the young son of another resident at the hospital with whom Lucy was acquainte...

    This lovely but sad book set in Rhode Island, tells the story of Lucy, overworked Emergency resident, six year old prodigy Ben, small for his age 11 year old Leo, given up by his mother to live in an orphanage, and Clare, the elderly resident of a nursing home. Lucy, who has recentl...

    A compelling and gorgeously-written story about how chance meetings can send resounding ripples across generations and deep into the most unexpected and poignant places. If you loved ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, you will more than love THE POSSIBLE WORLD. I HIGHLY recommend this novel!...

    Review can be found on my blog here: https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress... Thank you to the Publisher Simon & Schuster, Scribner and Edelweiss for the free eARC copy of this book to read and review. 6 year old Ben is at a birthday party where he witnesses a brutal murder a...

    Thank you to Scribner and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Liese O?Halloran Schwarz?s The Possible World, A Novel. The rating and review are my own thoughts and opinions, and have not been influenced by receiving this book to read. The Possible World is a sto...

    I am rounding up a 3.5 review to 4 stars because of the lovely writing and wonderful characterizations. The problem I had was in the (to me) slightly creaking structure of this book. Told from many points of view, it got a bit confusing to me when it toggled between Ben and Leo, and it...

  • Diane S ☔
    Aug 27, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

  • Fictionophile
    Jun 29, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

    Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and compelling literary fiction. This book is a must read! Amazing! The characters in this novel were unforgettable and I miss them already. First we meet Ben. He is a trepidatious boy who is small for his age. While attending a birthday party for on...

  • Angela M
    Jun 11, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

  • Sue Fernandez
    Feb 19, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

    Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and compelling literary fiction. This book is a must read! Amazing! The characters in this novel were unforgettable and I miss them already. First we meet Ben. He is a trepidatious boy who is small for his age. While attending a birthday party for on...

    I rarely request titles from the "General/Adult Fiction" category on NetGalley but when I do I usually find I have an enoyable time exploring a different genre to my usuals. While there were some plus points to the book there were also quite significant shortfalls. Okay, Let's begin...

    It's 4.5 star in narrator form, IMHO- but I could not help but round it up from the word craft skills of setting the hearts so perfectly into their separate lives. All three- but is there actually only three? This is also how memory works, especially in age, and particularly within ...

    This is a beautiful, wonderful book. Unquestionably one of the best I have read this year, maybe ever. Really no review I write can capture the talent of this writer or the impact of the book so I won't try. Just go get this book. ...

    5 stars I read the Kindle Edition. Leo (as he prefers to be known when his real name is Ben), is a young boy, perhaps five or six, who is the sole survivor of a horrific mass murder. He turns out to be the young son of another resident at the hospital with whom Lucy was acquainte...

    This lovely but sad book set in Rhode Island, tells the story of Lucy, overworked Emergency resident, six year old prodigy Ben, small for his age 11 year old Leo, given up by his mother to live in an orphanage, and Clare, the elderly resident of a nursing home. Lucy, who has recentl...

    A compelling and gorgeously-written story about how chance meetings can send resounding ripples across generations and deep into the most unexpected and poignant places. If you loved ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, you will more than love THE POSSIBLE WORLD. I HIGHLY recommend this novel!...

    Review can be found on my blog here: https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress... Thank you to the Publisher Simon & Schuster, Scribner and Edelweiss for the free eARC copy of this book to read and review. 6 year old Ben is at a birthday party where he witnesses a brutal murder a...

    Thank you to Scribner and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Liese O?Halloran Schwarz?s The Possible World, A Novel. The rating and review are my own thoughts and opinions, and have not been influenced by receiving this book to read. The Possible World is a sto...

    I am rounding up a 3.5 review to 4 stars because of the lovely writing and wonderful characterizations. The problem I had was in the (to me) slightly creaking structure of this book. Told from many points of view, it got a bit confusing to me when it toggled between Ben and Leo, and it...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an E-arc of this title in exchange for my honest review. Wow. I stayed up reading this book long into the night, knowing it would be worth being tired the next day. I love an alternating narration, and The Possible World tells the story from 3 po...

  • Nicki
    Jul 14, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

    Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and compelling literary fiction. This book is a must read! Amazing! The characters in this novel were unforgettable and I miss them already. First we meet Ben. He is a trepidatious boy who is small for his age. While attending a birthday party for on...

    I rarely request titles from the "General/Adult Fiction" category on NetGalley but when I do I usually find I have an enoyable time exploring a different genre to my usuals. While there were some plus points to the book there were also quite significant shortfalls. Okay, Let's begin...

    It's 4.5 star in narrator form, IMHO- but I could not help but round it up from the word craft skills of setting the hearts so perfectly into their separate lives. All three- but is there actually only three? This is also how memory works, especially in age, and particularly within ...

    This is a beautiful, wonderful book. Unquestionably one of the best I have read this year, maybe ever. Really no review I write can capture the talent of this writer or the impact of the book so I won't try. Just go get this book. ...

    5 stars I read the Kindle Edition. Leo (as he prefers to be known when his real name is Ben), is a young boy, perhaps five or six, who is the sole survivor of a horrific mass murder. He turns out to be the young son of another resident at the hospital with whom Lucy was acquainte...

    This lovely but sad book set in Rhode Island, tells the story of Lucy, overworked Emergency resident, six year old prodigy Ben, small for his age 11 year old Leo, given up by his mother to live in an orphanage, and Clare, the elderly resident of a nursing home. Lucy, who has recentl...

    A compelling and gorgeously-written story about how chance meetings can send resounding ripples across generations and deep into the most unexpected and poignant places. If you loved ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, you will more than love THE POSSIBLE WORLD. I HIGHLY recommend this novel!...

    Review can be found on my blog here: https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress... Thank you to the Publisher Simon & Schuster, Scribner and Edelweiss for the free eARC copy of this book to read and review. 6 year old Ben is at a birthday party where he witnesses a brutal murder a...

    Thank you to Scribner and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Liese O?Halloran Schwarz?s The Possible World, A Novel. The rating and review are my own thoughts and opinions, and have not been influenced by receiving this book to read. The Possible World is a sto...

    I am rounding up a 3.5 review to 4 stars because of the lovely writing and wonderful characterizations. The problem I had was in the (to me) slightly creaking structure of this book. Told from many points of view, it got a bit confusing to me when it toggled between Ben and Leo, and it...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an E-arc of this title in exchange for my honest review. Wow. I stayed up reading this book long into the night, knowing it would be worth being tired the next day. I love an alternating narration, and The Possible World tells the story from 3 po...

    What a stunning story. Three people who have never met but whose lives are affected by each other's actions. This book deals with second chances and a persuasive argument for reincarnation or past lives. Clare is almost 100 years old and living a lonely life in a nursing home. One of t...

    I absolutely loved this book! I wish I could give it more than 5 stars! I read the last 200 pages in a day. I couldn't get enough of this story of Lucy, Ben, and Clare. Three strangers who meet entirely by chance. Lucy, an ER doctor who treats the young Ben after he witnesses a brutal ...

    If only this had just been Clare?s story, and Leo?s story, and their relationship I?d have been so happy. I?d have been delighted if there had been much, much more of Clare?s story and none of Lucy?s or Ben?s, and certainly none of the hospital procedure and hypnotherapy ...

    I finished this late last night, then felt bereft. Tempted to go back to the beginning and read it again I loved it that much. ...

    As I turned page after page I thought, ?How is the author going to link these three storylines?? Oh, wait, she doesn?t really. I feel cheated. ...

    Amazing! Fantastic! One of the best books I've read in a long time. The characters were so rich and so well-developed. Highly, highly recommend. I absolutely loved this book! ...

    This was another read on The Pigeonhole, in fact it's my sixth read with them this year! For those of you who don't know it's like an online book club, reading along with other readers on the web. The book was split into 10 parts, called staves, emailed to me each day. I was able to le...

  • Susu
    Jul 12, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

    Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and compelling literary fiction. This book is a must read! Amazing! The characters in this novel were unforgettable and I miss them already. First we meet Ben. He is a trepidatious boy who is small for his age. While attending a birthday party for on...

    I rarely request titles from the "General/Adult Fiction" category on NetGalley but when I do I usually find I have an enoyable time exploring a different genre to my usuals. While there were some plus points to the book there were also quite significant shortfalls. Okay, Let's begin...

    It's 4.5 star in narrator form, IMHO- but I could not help but round it up from the word craft skills of setting the hearts so perfectly into their separate lives. All three- but is there actually only three? This is also how memory works, especially in age, and particularly within ...

    This is a beautiful, wonderful book. Unquestionably one of the best I have read this year, maybe ever. Really no review I write can capture the talent of this writer or the impact of the book so I won't try. Just go get this book. ...

    5 stars I read the Kindle Edition. Leo (as he prefers to be known when his real name is Ben), is a young boy, perhaps five or six, who is the sole survivor of a horrific mass murder. He turns out to be the young son of another resident at the hospital with whom Lucy was acquainte...

    This lovely but sad book set in Rhode Island, tells the story of Lucy, overworked Emergency resident, six year old prodigy Ben, small for his age 11 year old Leo, given up by his mother to live in an orphanage, and Clare, the elderly resident of a nursing home. Lucy, who has recentl...

    A compelling and gorgeously-written story about how chance meetings can send resounding ripples across generations and deep into the most unexpected and poignant places. If you loved ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, you will more than love THE POSSIBLE WORLD. I HIGHLY recommend this novel!...

    Review can be found on my blog here: https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress... Thank you to the Publisher Simon & Schuster, Scribner and Edelweiss for the free eARC copy of this book to read and review. 6 year old Ben is at a birthday party where he witnesses a brutal murder a...

    Thank you to Scribner and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Liese O?Halloran Schwarz?s The Possible World, A Novel. The rating and review are my own thoughts and opinions, and have not been influenced by receiving this book to read. The Possible World is a sto...

    I am rounding up a 3.5 review to 4 stars because of the lovely writing and wonderful characterizations. The problem I had was in the (to me) slightly creaking structure of this book. Told from many points of view, it got a bit confusing to me when it toggled between Ben and Leo, and it...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an E-arc of this title in exchange for my honest review. Wow. I stayed up reading this book long into the night, knowing it would be worth being tired the next day. I love an alternating narration, and The Possible World tells the story from 3 po...

    What a stunning story. Three people who have never met but whose lives are affected by each other's actions. This book deals with second chances and a persuasive argument for reincarnation or past lives. Clare is almost 100 years old and living a lonely life in a nursing home. One of t...

    I absolutely loved this book! I wish I could give it more than 5 stars! I read the last 200 pages in a day. I couldn't get enough of this story of Lucy, Ben, and Clare. Three strangers who meet entirely by chance. Lucy, an ER doctor who treats the young Ben after he witnesses a brutal ...

    If only this had just been Clare?s story, and Leo?s story, and their relationship I?d have been so happy. I?d have been delighted if there had been much, much more of Clare?s story and none of Lucy?s or Ben?s, and certainly none of the hospital procedure and hypnotherapy ...

    I finished this late last night, then felt bereft. Tempted to go back to the beginning and read it again I loved it that much. ...

    As I turned page after page I thought, ?How is the author going to link these three storylines?? Oh, wait, she doesn?t really. I feel cheated. ...

  • Aisling
    Sep 14, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

    Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and compelling literary fiction. This book is a must read! Amazing! The characters in this novel were unforgettable and I miss them already. First we meet Ben. He is a trepidatious boy who is small for his age. While attending a birthday party for on...

    I rarely request titles from the "General/Adult Fiction" category on NetGalley but when I do I usually find I have an enoyable time exploring a different genre to my usuals. While there were some plus points to the book there were also quite significant shortfalls. Okay, Let's begin...

    It's 4.5 star in narrator form, IMHO- but I could not help but round it up from the word craft skills of setting the hearts so perfectly into their separate lives. All three- but is there actually only three? This is also how memory works, especially in age, and particularly within ...

    This is a beautiful, wonderful book. Unquestionably one of the best I have read this year, maybe ever. Really no review I write can capture the talent of this writer or the impact of the book so I won't try. Just go get this book. ...

  • The Cats Mother
    Mar 05, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

    Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and compelling literary fiction. This book is a must read! Amazing! The characters in this novel were unforgettable and I miss them already. First we meet Ben. He is a trepidatious boy who is small for his age. While attending a birthday party for on...

    I rarely request titles from the "General/Adult Fiction" category on NetGalley but when I do I usually find I have an enoyable time exploring a different genre to my usuals. While there were some plus points to the book there were also quite significant shortfalls. Okay, Let's begin...

    It's 4.5 star in narrator form, IMHO- but I could not help but round it up from the word craft skills of setting the hearts so perfectly into their separate lives. All three- but is there actually only three? This is also how memory works, especially in age, and particularly within ...

    This is a beautiful, wonderful book. Unquestionably one of the best I have read this year, maybe ever. Really no review I write can capture the talent of this writer or the impact of the book so I won't try. Just go get this book. ...

    5 stars I read the Kindle Edition. Leo (as he prefers to be known when his real name is Ben), is a young boy, perhaps five or six, who is the sole survivor of a horrific mass murder. He turns out to be the young son of another resident at the hospital with whom Lucy was acquainte...

    This lovely but sad book set in Rhode Island, tells the story of Lucy, overworked Emergency resident, six year old prodigy Ben, small for his age 11 year old Leo, given up by his mother to live in an orphanage, and Clare, the elderly resident of a nursing home. Lucy, who has recentl...

  • Tammy
    Jul 21, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

  • Megan
    Apr 26, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

    Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and compelling literary fiction. This book is a must read! Amazing! The characters in this novel were unforgettable and I miss them already. First we meet Ben. He is a trepidatious boy who is small for his age. While attending a birthday party for on...

    I rarely request titles from the "General/Adult Fiction" category on NetGalley but when I do I usually find I have an enoyable time exploring a different genre to my usuals. While there were some plus points to the book there were also quite significant shortfalls. Okay, Let's begin...

    It's 4.5 star in narrator form, IMHO- but I could not help but round it up from the word craft skills of setting the hearts so perfectly into their separate lives. All three- but is there actually only three? This is also how memory works, especially in age, and particularly within ...

    This is a beautiful, wonderful book. Unquestionably one of the best I have read this year, maybe ever. Really no review I write can capture the talent of this writer or the impact of the book so I won't try. Just go get this book. ...

    5 stars I read the Kindle Edition. Leo (as he prefers to be known when his real name is Ben), is a young boy, perhaps five or six, who is the sole survivor of a horrific mass murder. He turns out to be the young son of another resident at the hospital with whom Lucy was acquainte...

    This lovely but sad book set in Rhode Island, tells the story of Lucy, overworked Emergency resident, six year old prodigy Ben, small for his age 11 year old Leo, given up by his mother to live in an orphanage, and Clare, the elderly resident of a nursing home. Lucy, who has recentl...

    A compelling and gorgeously-written story about how chance meetings can send resounding ripples across generations and deep into the most unexpected and poignant places. If you loved ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, you will more than love THE POSSIBLE WORLD. I HIGHLY recommend this novel!...

    Review can be found on my blog here: https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress... Thank you to the Publisher Simon & Schuster, Scribner and Edelweiss for the free eARC copy of this book to read and review. 6 year old Ben is at a birthday party where he witnesses a brutal murder a...

    Thank you to Scribner and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Liese O?Halloran Schwarz?s The Possible World, A Novel. The rating and review are my own thoughts and opinions, and have not been influenced by receiving this book to read. The Possible World is a sto...

    I am rounding up a 3.5 review to 4 stars because of the lovely writing and wonderful characterizations. The problem I had was in the (to me) slightly creaking structure of this book. Told from many points of view, it got a bit confusing to me when it toggled between Ben and Leo, and it...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an E-arc of this title in exchange for my honest review. Wow. I stayed up reading this book long into the night, knowing it would be worth being tired the next day. I love an alternating narration, and The Possible World tells the story from 3 po...

    What a stunning story. Three people who have never met but whose lives are affected by each other's actions. This book deals with second chances and a persuasive argument for reincarnation or past lives. Clare is almost 100 years old and living a lonely life in a nursing home. One of t...

    I absolutely loved this book! I wish I could give it more than 5 stars! I read the last 200 pages in a day. I couldn't get enough of this story of Lucy, Ben, and Clare. Three strangers who meet entirely by chance. Lucy, an ER doctor who treats the young Ben after he witnesses a brutal ...

    If only this had just been Clare?s story, and Leo?s story, and their relationship I?d have been so happy. I?d have been delighted if there had been much, much more of Clare?s story and none of Lucy?s or Ben?s, and certainly none of the hospital procedure and hypnotherapy ...

    I finished this late last night, then felt bereft. Tempted to go back to the beginning and read it again I loved it that much. ...

    As I turned page after page I thought, ?How is the author going to link these three storylines?? Oh, wait, she doesn?t really. I feel cheated. ...

    Amazing! Fantastic! One of the best books I've read in a long time. The characters were so rich and so well-developed. Highly, highly recommend. I absolutely loved this book! ...

    This was another read on The Pigeonhole, in fact it's my sixth read with them this year! For those of you who don't know it's like an online book club, reading along with other readers on the web. The book was split into 10 parts, called staves, emailed to me each day. I was able to le...

    Thank you Netgalley and publishers for providing an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest opinion. What a wonderful novel The Possible World is! This story unfolds through the perspectives of three narrators: Lucy, an overworked trauma doctor, Clare, a reclusive elderly woman wit...

    Review to follow. ...

    I absolutely LOVED this book!!!! The cover of the book caught my eye and the story ended being amazing. It was beautifully written. This is one of those books that I find myself randomly thinking about, especially while driving home from work. The characters and their story just stuck ...

    This is going to be a difficult one to review, because I don?t want to give any hint of the plot away. But I?ll do my best! The book follows three people ? Ben is a young boy and a survivor of a horrific attack that took his mother and friends. Alone in the hospital, he doe...

  • Judy Collins
    May 29, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

    Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and compelling literary fiction. This book is a must read! Amazing! The characters in this novel were unforgettable and I miss them already. First we meet Ben. He is a trepidatious boy who is small for his age. While attending a birthday party for on...

    I rarely request titles from the "General/Adult Fiction" category on NetGalley but when I do I usually find I have an enoyable time exploring a different genre to my usuals. While there were some plus points to the book there were also quite significant shortfalls. Okay, Let's begin...

    It's 4.5 star in narrator form, IMHO- but I could not help but round it up from the word craft skills of setting the hearts so perfectly into their separate lives. All three- but is there actually only three? This is also how memory works, especially in age, and particularly within ...

    This is a beautiful, wonderful book. Unquestionably one of the best I have read this year, maybe ever. Really no review I write can capture the talent of this writer or the impact of the book so I won't try. Just go get this book. ...

    5 stars I read the Kindle Edition. Leo (as he prefers to be known when his real name is Ben), is a young boy, perhaps five or six, who is the sole survivor of a horrific mass murder. He turns out to be the young son of another resident at the hospital with whom Lucy was acquainte...

    This lovely but sad book set in Rhode Island, tells the story of Lucy, overworked Emergency resident, six year old prodigy Ben, small for his age 11 year old Leo, given up by his mother to live in an orphanage, and Clare, the elderly resident of a nursing home. Lucy, who has recentl...

    A compelling and gorgeously-written story about how chance meetings can send resounding ripples across generations and deep into the most unexpected and poignant places. If you loved ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, you will more than love THE POSSIBLE WORLD. I HIGHLY recommend this novel!...

    Review can be found on my blog here: https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress... Thank you to the Publisher Simon & Schuster, Scribner and Edelweiss for the free eARC copy of this book to read and review. 6 year old Ben is at a birthday party where he witnesses a brutal murder a...

    Thank you to Scribner and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Liese O?Halloran Schwarz?s The Possible World, A Novel. The rating and review are my own thoughts and opinions, and have not been influenced by receiving this book to read. The Possible World is a sto...

    I am rounding up a 3.5 review to 4 stars because of the lovely writing and wonderful characterizations. The problem I had was in the (to me) slightly creaking structure of this book. Told from many points of view, it got a bit confusing to me when it toggled between Ben and Leo, and it...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an E-arc of this title in exchange for my honest review. Wow. I stayed up reading this book long into the night, knowing it would be worth being tired the next day. I love an alternating narration, and The Possible World tells the story from 3 po...

    What a stunning story. Three people who have never met but whose lives are affected by each other's actions. This book deals with second chances and a persuasive argument for reincarnation or past lives. Clare is almost 100 years old and living a lonely life in a nursing home. One of t...

    I absolutely loved this book! I wish I could give it more than 5 stars! I read the last 200 pages in a day. I couldn't get enough of this story of Lucy, Ben, and Clare. Three strangers who meet entirely by chance. Lucy, an ER doctor who treats the young Ben after he witnesses a brutal ...

    If only this had just been Clare?s story, and Leo?s story, and their relationship I?d have been so happy. I?d have been delighted if there had been much, much more of Clare?s story and none of Lucy?s or Ben?s, and certainly none of the hospital procedure and hypnotherapy ...

    I finished this late last night, then felt bereft. Tempted to go back to the beginning and read it again I loved it that much. ...

    As I turned page after page I thought, ?How is the author going to link these three storylines?? Oh, wait, she doesn?t really. I feel cheated. ...

    Amazing! Fantastic! One of the best books I've read in a long time. The characters were so rich and so well-developed. Highly, highly recommend. I absolutely loved this book! ...

    This was another read on The Pigeonhole, in fact it's my sixth read with them this year! For those of you who don't know it's like an online book club, reading along with other readers on the web. The book was split into 10 parts, called staves, emailed to me each day. I was able to le...

    Thank you Netgalley and publishers for providing an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest opinion. What a wonderful novel The Possible World is! This story unfolds through the perspectives of three narrators: Lucy, an overworked trauma doctor, Clare, a reclusive elderly woman wit...

    Review to follow. ...

  • Jacqueline
    Mar 10, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

    Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and compelling literary fiction. This book is a must read! Amazing! The characters in this novel were unforgettable and I miss them already. First we meet Ben. He is a trepidatious boy who is small for his age. While attending a birthday party for on...

    I rarely request titles from the "General/Adult Fiction" category on NetGalley but when I do I usually find I have an enoyable time exploring a different genre to my usuals. While there were some plus points to the book there were also quite significant shortfalls. Okay, Let's begin...

    It's 4.5 star in narrator form, IMHO- but I could not help but round it up from the word craft skills of setting the hearts so perfectly into their separate lives. All three- but is there actually only three? This is also how memory works, especially in age, and particularly within ...

    This is a beautiful, wonderful book. Unquestionably one of the best I have read this year, maybe ever. Really no review I write can capture the talent of this writer or the impact of the book so I won't try. Just go get this book. ...

    5 stars I read the Kindle Edition. Leo (as he prefers to be known when his real name is Ben), is a young boy, perhaps five or six, who is the sole survivor of a horrific mass murder. He turns out to be the young son of another resident at the hospital with whom Lucy was acquainte...

    This lovely but sad book set in Rhode Island, tells the story of Lucy, overworked Emergency resident, six year old prodigy Ben, small for his age 11 year old Leo, given up by his mother to live in an orphanage, and Clare, the elderly resident of a nursing home. Lucy, who has recentl...

    A compelling and gorgeously-written story about how chance meetings can send resounding ripples across generations and deep into the most unexpected and poignant places. If you loved ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, you will more than love THE POSSIBLE WORLD. I HIGHLY recommend this novel!...

    Review can be found on my blog here: https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress... Thank you to the Publisher Simon & Schuster, Scribner and Edelweiss for the free eARC copy of this book to read and review. 6 year old Ben is at a birthday party where he witnesses a brutal murder a...

    Thank you to Scribner and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Liese O?Halloran Schwarz?s The Possible World, A Novel. The rating and review are my own thoughts and opinions, and have not been influenced by receiving this book to read. The Possible World is a sto...

    I am rounding up a 3.5 review to 4 stars because of the lovely writing and wonderful characterizations. The problem I had was in the (to me) slightly creaking structure of this book. Told from many points of view, it got a bit confusing to me when it toggled between Ben and Leo, and it...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an E-arc of this title in exchange for my honest review. Wow. I stayed up reading this book long into the night, knowing it would be worth being tired the next day. I love an alternating narration, and The Possible World tells the story from 3 po...

    What a stunning story. Three people who have never met but whose lives are affected by each other's actions. This book deals with second chances and a persuasive argument for reincarnation or past lives. Clare is almost 100 years old and living a lonely life in a nursing home. One of t...

    I absolutely loved this book! I wish I could give it more than 5 stars! I read the last 200 pages in a day. I couldn't get enough of this story of Lucy, Ben, and Clare. Three strangers who meet entirely by chance. Lucy, an ER doctor who treats the young Ben after he witnesses a brutal ...

    If only this had just been Clare?s story, and Leo?s story, and their relationship I?d have been so happy. I?d have been delighted if there had been much, much more of Clare?s story and none of Lucy?s or Ben?s, and certainly none of the hospital procedure and hypnotherapy ...

    I finished this late last night, then felt bereft. Tempted to go back to the beginning and read it again I loved it that much. ...

    As I turned page after page I thought, ?How is the author going to link these three storylines?? Oh, wait, she doesn?t really. I feel cheated. ...

    Amazing! Fantastic! One of the best books I've read in a long time. The characters were so rich and so well-developed. Highly, highly recommend. I absolutely loved this book! ...

    This was another read on The Pigeonhole, in fact it's my sixth read with them this year! For those of you who don't know it's like an online book club, reading along with other readers on the web. The book was split into 10 parts, called staves, emailed to me each day. I was able to le...

    Thank you Netgalley and publishers for providing an ARC of this title in exchange for an honest opinion. What a wonderful novel The Possible World is! This story unfolds through the perspectives of three narrators: Lucy, an overworked trauma doctor, Clare, a reclusive elderly woman wit...

  • Jeanette
    Sep 20, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

    Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and compelling literary fiction. This book is a must read! Amazing! The characters in this novel were unforgettable and I miss them already. First we meet Ben. He is a trepidatious boy who is small for his age. While attending a birthday party for on...

    I rarely request titles from the "General/Adult Fiction" category on NetGalley but when I do I usually find I have an enoyable time exploring a different genre to my usuals. While there were some plus points to the book there were also quite significant shortfalls. Okay, Let's begin...

    It's 4.5 star in narrator form, IMHO- but I could not help but round it up from the word craft skills of setting the hearts so perfectly into their separate lives. All three- but is there actually only three? This is also how memory works, especially in age, and particularly within ...

  • Lynne White
    Jul 27, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

    Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and compelling literary fiction. This book is a must read! Amazing! The characters in this novel were unforgettable and I miss them already. First we meet Ben. He is a trepidatious boy who is small for his age. While attending a birthday party for on...

    I rarely request titles from the "General/Adult Fiction" category on NetGalley but when I do I usually find I have an enoyable time exploring a different genre to my usuals. While there were some plus points to the book there were also quite significant shortfalls. Okay, Let's begin...

    It's 4.5 star in narrator form, IMHO- but I could not help but round it up from the word craft skills of setting the hearts so perfectly into their separate lives. All three- but is there actually only three? This is also how memory works, especially in age, and particularly within ...

    This is a beautiful, wonderful book. Unquestionably one of the best I have read this year, maybe ever. Really no review I write can capture the talent of this writer or the impact of the book so I won't try. Just go get this book. ...

    5 stars I read the Kindle Edition. Leo (as he prefers to be known when his real name is Ben), is a young boy, perhaps five or six, who is the sole survivor of a horrific mass murder. He turns out to be the young son of another resident at the hospital with whom Lucy was acquainte...

    This lovely but sad book set in Rhode Island, tells the story of Lucy, overworked Emergency resident, six year old prodigy Ben, small for his age 11 year old Leo, given up by his mother to live in an orphanage, and Clare, the elderly resident of a nursing home. Lucy, who has recentl...

    A compelling and gorgeously-written story about how chance meetings can send resounding ripples across generations and deep into the most unexpected and poignant places. If you loved ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, you will more than love THE POSSIBLE WORLD. I HIGHLY recommend this novel!...

    Review can be found on my blog here: https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress... Thank you to the Publisher Simon & Schuster, Scribner and Edelweiss for the free eARC copy of this book to read and review. 6 year old Ben is at a birthday party where he witnesses a brutal murder a...

    Thank you to Scribner and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Liese O?Halloran Schwarz?s The Possible World, A Novel. The rating and review are my own thoughts and opinions, and have not been influenced by receiving this book to read. The Possible World is a sto...

    I am rounding up a 3.5 review to 4 stars because of the lovely writing and wonderful characterizations. The problem I had was in the (to me) slightly creaking structure of this book. Told from many points of view, it got a bit confusing to me when it toggled between Ben and Leo, and it...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an E-arc of this title in exchange for my honest review. Wow. I stayed up reading this book long into the night, knowing it would be worth being tired the next day. I love an alternating narration, and The Possible World tells the story from 3 po...

    What a stunning story. Three people who have never met but whose lives are affected by each other's actions. This book deals with second chances and a persuasive argument for reincarnation or past lives. Clare is almost 100 years old and living a lonely life in a nursing home. One of t...

    I absolutely loved this book! I wish I could give it more than 5 stars! I read the last 200 pages in a day. I couldn't get enough of this story of Lucy, Ben, and Clare. Three strangers who meet entirely by chance. Lucy, an ER doctor who treats the young Ben after he witnesses a brutal ...

  • Shirley Revill
    Oct 02, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

  • SueLucie
    Mar 11, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

    Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and compelling literary fiction. This book is a must read! Amazing! The characters in this novel were unforgettable and I miss them already. First we meet Ben. He is a trepidatious boy who is small for his age. While attending a birthday party for on...

    I rarely request titles from the "General/Adult Fiction" category on NetGalley but when I do I usually find I have an enoyable time exploring a different genre to my usuals. While there were some plus points to the book there were also quite significant shortfalls. Okay, Let's begin...

    It's 4.5 star in narrator form, IMHO- but I could not help but round it up from the word craft skills of setting the hearts so perfectly into their separate lives. All three- but is there actually only three? This is also how memory works, especially in age, and particularly within ...

    This is a beautiful, wonderful book. Unquestionably one of the best I have read this year, maybe ever. Really no review I write can capture the talent of this writer or the impact of the book so I won't try. Just go get this book. ...

    5 stars I read the Kindle Edition. Leo (as he prefers to be known when his real name is Ben), is a young boy, perhaps five or six, who is the sole survivor of a horrific mass murder. He turns out to be the young son of another resident at the hospital with whom Lucy was acquainte...

    This lovely but sad book set in Rhode Island, tells the story of Lucy, overworked Emergency resident, six year old prodigy Ben, small for his age 11 year old Leo, given up by his mother to live in an orphanage, and Clare, the elderly resident of a nursing home. Lucy, who has recentl...

    A compelling and gorgeously-written story about how chance meetings can send resounding ripples across generations and deep into the most unexpected and poignant places. If you loved ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, you will more than love THE POSSIBLE WORLD. I HIGHLY recommend this novel!...

    Review can be found on my blog here: https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress... Thank you to the Publisher Simon & Schuster, Scribner and Edelweiss for the free eARC copy of this book to read and review. 6 year old Ben is at a birthday party where he witnesses a brutal murder a...

    Thank you to Scribner and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Liese O?Halloran Schwarz?s The Possible World, A Novel. The rating and review are my own thoughts and opinions, and have not been influenced by receiving this book to read. The Possible World is a sto...

    I am rounding up a 3.5 review to 4 stars because of the lovely writing and wonderful characterizations. The problem I had was in the (to me) slightly creaking structure of this book. Told from many points of view, it got a bit confusing to me when it toggled between Ben and Leo, and it...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an E-arc of this title in exchange for my honest review. Wow. I stayed up reading this book long into the night, knowing it would be worth being tired the next day. I love an alternating narration, and The Possible World tells the story from 3 po...

    What a stunning story. Three people who have never met but whose lives are affected by each other's actions. This book deals with second chances and a persuasive argument for reincarnation or past lives. Clare is almost 100 years old and living a lonely life in a nursing home. One of t...

    I absolutely loved this book! I wish I could give it more than 5 stars! I read the last 200 pages in a day. I couldn't get enough of this story of Lucy, Ben, and Clare. Three strangers who meet entirely by chance. Lucy, an ER doctor who treats the young Ben after he witnesses a brutal ...

    If only this had just been Clare?s story, and Leo?s story, and their relationship I?d have been so happy. I?d have been delighted if there had been much, much more of Clare?s story and none of Lucy?s or Ben?s, and certainly none of the hospital procedure and hypnotherapy ...

  • Sue Bottino
    Apr 11, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

    Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and compelling literary fiction. This book is a must read! Amazing! The characters in this novel were unforgettable and I miss them already. First we meet Ben. He is a trepidatious boy who is small for his age. While attending a birthday party for on...

    I rarely request titles from the "General/Adult Fiction" category on NetGalley but when I do I usually find I have an enoyable time exploring a different genre to my usuals. While there were some plus points to the book there were also quite significant shortfalls. Okay, Let's begin...

    It's 4.5 star in narrator form, IMHO- but I could not help but round it up from the word craft skills of setting the hearts so perfectly into their separate lives. All three- but is there actually only three? This is also how memory works, especially in age, and particularly within ...

    This is a beautiful, wonderful book. Unquestionably one of the best I have read this year, maybe ever. Really no review I write can capture the talent of this writer or the impact of the book so I won't try. Just go get this book. ...

    5 stars I read the Kindle Edition. Leo (as he prefers to be known when his real name is Ben), is a young boy, perhaps five or six, who is the sole survivor of a horrific mass murder. He turns out to be the young son of another resident at the hospital with whom Lucy was acquainte...

    This lovely but sad book set in Rhode Island, tells the story of Lucy, overworked Emergency resident, six year old prodigy Ben, small for his age 11 year old Leo, given up by his mother to live in an orphanage, and Clare, the elderly resident of a nursing home. Lucy, who has recentl...

    A compelling and gorgeously-written story about how chance meetings can send resounding ripples across generations and deep into the most unexpected and poignant places. If you loved ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, you will more than love THE POSSIBLE WORLD. I HIGHLY recommend this novel!...

    Review can be found on my blog here: https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress... Thank you to the Publisher Simon & Schuster, Scribner and Edelweiss for the free eARC copy of this book to read and review. 6 year old Ben is at a birthday party where he witnesses a brutal murder a...

    Thank you to Scribner and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advance copy of Liese O?Halloran Schwarz?s The Possible World, A Novel. The rating and review are my own thoughts and opinions, and have not been influenced by receiving this book to read. The Possible World is a sto...

    I am rounding up a 3.5 review to 4 stars because of the lovely writing and wonderful characterizations. The problem I had was in the (to me) slightly creaking structure of this book. Told from many points of view, it got a bit confusing to me when it toggled between Ben and Leo, and it...

    Thank you to NetGalley and Scribner for an E-arc of this title in exchange for my honest review. Wow. I stayed up reading this book long into the night, knowing it would be worth being tired the next day. I love an alternating narration, and The Possible World tells the story from 3 po...

    What a stunning story. Three people who have never met but whose lives are affected by each other's actions. This book deals with second chances and a persuasive argument for reincarnation or past lives. Clare is almost 100 years old and living a lonely life in a nursing home. One of t...

    I absolutely loved this book! I wish I could give it more than 5 stars! I read the last 200 pages in a day. I couldn't get enough of this story of Lucy, Ben, and Clare. Three strangers who meet entirely by chance. Lucy, an ER doctor who treats the young Ben after he witnesses a brutal ...

    If only this had just been Clare?s story, and Leo?s story, and their relationship I?d have been so happy. I?d have been delighted if there had been much, much more of Clare?s story and none of Lucy?s or Ben?s, and certainly none of the hospital procedure and hypnotherapy ...

    I finished this late last night, then felt bereft. Tempted to go back to the beginning and read it again I loved it that much. ...

    As I turned page after page I thought, ?How is the author going to link these three storylines?? Oh, wait, she doesn?t really. I feel cheated. ...

    Amazing! Fantastic! One of the best books I've read in a long time. The characters were so rich and so well-developed. Highly, highly recommend. I absolutely loved this book! ...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    Jul 01, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

  • Michelle
    Aug 23, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

    Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and compelling literary fiction. This book is a must read! Amazing! The characters in this novel were unforgettable and I miss them already. First we meet Ben. He is a trepidatious boy who is small for his age. While attending a birthday party for on...

    I rarely request titles from the "General/Adult Fiction" category on NetGalley but when I do I usually find I have an enoyable time exploring a different genre to my usuals. While there were some plus points to the book there were also quite significant shortfalls. Okay, Let's begin...

    It's 4.5 star in narrator form, IMHO- but I could not help but round it up from the word craft skills of setting the hearts so perfectly into their separate lives. All three- but is there actually only three? This is also how memory works, especially in age, and particularly within ...

    This is a beautiful, wonderful book. Unquestionably one of the best I have read this year, maybe ever. Really no review I write can capture the talent of this writer or the impact of the book so I won't try. Just go get this book. ...

    5 stars I read the Kindle Edition. Leo (as he prefers to be known when his real name is Ben), is a young boy, perhaps five or six, who is the sole survivor of a horrific mass murder. He turns out to be the young son of another resident at the hospital with whom Lucy was acquainte...

    This lovely but sad book set in Rhode Island, tells the story of Lucy, overworked Emergency resident, six year old prodigy Ben, small for his age 11 year old Leo, given up by his mother to live in an orphanage, and Clare, the elderly resident of a nursing home. Lucy, who has recentl...

    A compelling and gorgeously-written story about how chance meetings can send resounding ripples across generations and deep into the most unexpected and poignant places. If you loved ALL THE LIGHT WE CANNOT SEE, you will more than love THE POSSIBLE WORLD. I HIGHLY recommend this novel!...

    Review can be found on my blog here: https://booksonthebookshelf.wordpress... Thank you to the Publisher Simon & Schuster, Scribner and Edelweiss for the free eARC copy of this book to read and review. 6 year old Ben is at a birthday party where he witnesses a brutal murder a...

  • Lou
    Jun 23, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

    Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and compelling literary fiction. This book is a must read! Amazing! The characters in this novel were unforgettable and I miss them already. First we meet Ben. He is a trepidatious boy who is small for his age. While attending a birthday party for on...

    I rarely request titles from the "General/Adult Fiction" category on NetGalley but when I do I usually find I have an enoyable time exploring a different genre to my usuals. While there were some plus points to the book there were also quite significant shortfalls. Okay, Let's begin...

  • Joyce
    Feb 06, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

    5 ? LOVED it! A deeply moving and unbelievable story that I couldn?t help but get caught up in. I found it wonderful how the characters spanning through a century all connected at the end, even though they didn?t initially know each other at the beginning. And all were very lika...

    Heart-breaking, heart-warming, and compelling literary fiction. This book is a must read! Amazing! The characters in this novel were unforgettable and I miss them already. First we meet Ben. He is a trepidatious boy who is small for his age. While attending a birthday party for on...

    I rarely request titles from the "General/Adult Fiction" category on NetGalley but when I do I usually find I have an enoyable time exploring a different genre to my usuals. While there were some plus points to the book there were also quite significant shortfalls. Okay, Let's begin...

    It's 4.5 star in narrator form, IMHO- but I could not help but round it up from the word craft skills of setting the hearts so perfectly into their separate lives. All three- but is there actually only three? This is also how memory works, especially in age, and particularly within ...

    This is a beautiful, wonderful book. Unquestionably one of the best I have read this year, maybe ever. Really no review I write can capture the talent of this writer or the impact of the book so I won't try. Just go get this book. ...

    5 stars I read the Kindle Edition. Leo (as he prefers to be known when his real name is Ben), is a young boy, perhaps five or six, who is the sole survivor of a horrific mass murder. He turns out to be the young son of another resident at the hospital with whom Lucy was acquainte...

  • Peter
    Aug 05, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...

    Tribulation The Possible World is a beautiful, fascinating book to treasure 3 characters and their very poignant stories. The novel is narrated chapter by chapter from the perspective of Ben/Leo, Clare and Lucy. If you were to imagine 3 situations and characters that could provide you...

  • Rose (Traveling Sister)
    Sep 16, 2018

    The Possible World is everything! ? ? ? ? ? This is exactly the kind of book in which I get completely absorbed. I had to remind my family that I was reading because The Possible World had me wrapped. It was engrossing, emotional, and thoughtful, and everything I want...

    This book was everything that it says in the description on Goodreads and Edelweiss and more. I was glad for that. I found a lovely story of connections among three characters two of whom are in need of finding a way forward out of loss and grief and a third facing the past she needs...

    " Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form." Rumi. Three people Lucy, Ben and Claire are linked in a way that they could never imagine. Fate has a way of surprising us when we least expect it and destiny has her day in their path through life. Ben is six years...

    LOSS AND THE HUMAN NEED FOR CONNECTION. Three stories, one a young woman named, Lucy, an ER doctor, reeling from a failing marriage. A young boy, named Ben, who insisted he be called Leo, arrives in the ER, the victim of a terrible crime, and a horrific personal tragedy. Lastly, Claire...

    5 most gracious lovely stars You can find my reviews at: https://yayareadslotsofbooks.wordpres... There is beauty in love, in family, in the things one does with others, with the lives we have been given. There is wonderment at the ways of living, its joys and sorrows, as well as t...

    ?It?s all like a sweet dream I didn?t expect.? Setting: Rhode Island. Three main characters: Lucy, an ER resident who's recently separated from her husband; Leo, the alter ego of a boy named Ben, who is experiencing amnesia after witnessing an unthinkable massacre; Clare, a ...