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
ISBN:The Possible World
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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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!...

    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...

  • Christina McDonald
    Jun 18, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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!...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    A unique story about the lives we live and how they inhabit our memories, The Possible World is compelling and absorbing with exquisite prose and beautiful characterization. It isn?t my usual genre, but it was so absorbing, the characters so compelling, the prose so exquisite, I coul...

  • Christina McDonald
    Jun 18, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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!...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    A unique story about the lives we live and how they inhabit our memories, The Possible World is compelling and absorbing with exquisite prose and beautiful characterization. It isn?t my usual genre, but it was so absorbing, the characters so compelling, the prose so exquisite, I coul...

    Review to follow. ...

    A lovely book in which Lucy, a physician, and Ben, a young boy, help to tell Clare's story. I'll admit to being. tad confused for a bit as to where this was going but I was so taken by the characters and the map of the tale became clear. Lucy care for Ben when he is brought into the em...

    The story of three interwoven, but separate lives. Ben, Lucy and Clare are of different generations, but their lives have a connection in the most surprising way and this develops gradually as the story progresses. Ben is the sole survivor of a terrible crime in which his mother ...

    I very much enjoyed The Possible Wprld. Although dealing with the strange idea of reincarnation,, I found the book believable, contemporary and challenging (in a good way.) It is incredibly well written and I felt immersed In the worlds of the four main characters, one of whom was a 6 ...

    Usually when I read a book like this, with a bit of a curve ball at its centre, I feel a little cheated but this book was so brilliant that I easily forgave the author for "going down that road" Ben is six years old and is at a party when someone breaks in and kills the rest of the pe...

    This was an engrossing, emotional read which I LOVED! It follows the stories of Ben/Leo, Lucy and Clare, all very strong characters who will get under your skin and into your head/heart, who really seem to be unconnected. I'm really finding it hard to review this without giving anythin...

    A unique story about the lives we live and how they inhabit our memories, The Possible World is compelling and absorbing with exquisite prose and beautiful characterization. It isn?t my usual genre, but it was so absorbing, the characters so compelling, the prose so exquisite, I coul...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    A unique story about the lives we live and how they inhabit our memories, The Possible World is compelling and absorbing with exquisite prose and beautiful characterization. It isn?t my usual genre, but it was so absorbing, the characters so compelling, the prose so exquisite, I coul...

    Review to follow. ...

    A lovely book in which Lucy, a physician, and Ben, a young boy, help to tell Clare's story. I'll admit to being. tad confused for a bit as to where this was going but I was so taken by the characters and the map of the tale became clear. Lucy care for Ben when he is brought into the em...

    The story of three interwoven, but separate lives. Ben, Lucy and Clare are of different generations, but their lives have a connection in the most surprising way and this develops gradually as the story progresses. Ben is the sole survivor of a terrible crime in which his mother ...

    I very much enjoyed The Possible Wprld. Although dealing with the strange idea of reincarnation,, I found the book believable, contemporary and challenging (in a good way.) It is incredibly well written and I felt immersed In the worlds of the four main characters, one of whom was a 6 ...

    Usually when I read a book like this, with a bit of a curve ball at its centre, I feel a little cheated but this book was so brilliant that I easily forgave the author for "going down that road" Ben is six years old and is at a party when someone breaks in and kills the rest of the pe...

    This was an engrossing, emotional read which I LOVED! It follows the stories of Ben/Leo, Lucy and Clare, all very strong characters who will get under your skin and into your head/heart, who really seem to be unconnected. I'm really finding it hard to review this without giving anythin...

    A unique story about the lives we live and how they inhabit our memories, The Possible World is compelling and absorbing with exquisite prose and beautiful characterization. It isn?t my usual genre, but it was so absorbing, the characters so compelling, the prose so exquisite, I coul...

    Review: The Possible World  5/5 This book is quite simply magical! Imagine the Fates weaving their tapestries, tying people together and cutting threads. The Possible World had some of that mystery about it, with the different lives of Leo, Clare and Lucy zigging and zagging c...

    The Possible World will pull you along by your heartstrings. With perfectly paced changes in narration, we spend a fulfilling time with Clare, Lucy, Ben, and Leo. The Possible World is grounded and stable, not wanting you to put it down, despite the fact that the storyline is nonlinear...

    What a wonderful story! Full review to follow when I've got my thoughts together. ...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Kath
    Jul 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...

    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...

    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...

    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!...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    A unique story about the lives we live and how they inhabit our memories, The Possible World is compelling and absorbing with exquisite prose and beautiful characterization. It isn?t my usual genre, but it was so absorbing, the characters so compelling, the prose so exquisite, I coul...

    Review to follow. ...

    A lovely book in which Lucy, a physician, and Ben, a young boy, help to tell Clare's story. I'll admit to being. tad confused for a bit as to where this was going but I was so taken by the characters and the map of the tale became clear. Lucy care for Ben when he is brought into the em...

    The story of three interwoven, but separate lives. Ben, Lucy and Clare are of different generations, but their lives have a connection in the most surprising way and this develops gradually as the story progresses. Ben is the sole survivor of a terrible crime in which his mother ...

    I very much enjoyed The Possible Wprld. Although dealing with the strange idea of reincarnation,, I found the book believable, contemporary and challenging (in a good way.) It is incredibly well written and I felt immersed In the worlds of the four main characters, one of whom was a 6 ...

    Usually when I read a book like this, with a bit of a curve ball at its centre, I feel a little cheated but this book was so brilliant that I easily forgave the author for "going down that road" Ben is six years old and is at a party when someone breaks in and kills the rest of the pe...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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!...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    A unique story about the lives we live and how they inhabit our memories, The Possible World is compelling and absorbing with exquisite prose and beautiful characterization. It isn?t my usual genre, but it was so absorbing, the characters so compelling, the prose so exquisite, I coul...

    Review to follow. ...

  • Jacqueline Burke
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Nicki
    Apr 08, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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!...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    A unique story about the lives we live and how they inhabit our memories, The Possible World is compelling and absorbing with exquisite prose and beautiful characterization. It isn?t my usual genre, but it was so absorbing, the characters so compelling, the prose so exquisite, I coul...

    Review to follow. ...

    A lovely book in which Lucy, a physician, and Ben, a young boy, help to tell Clare's story. I'll admit to being. tad confused for a bit as to where this was going but I was so taken by the characters and the map of the tale became clear. Lucy care for Ben when he is brought into the em...

    The story of three interwoven, but separate lives. Ben, Lucy and Clare are of different generations, but their lives have a connection in the most surprising way and this develops gradually as the story progresses. Ben is the sole survivor of a terrible crime in which his mother ...

    I very much enjoyed The Possible Wprld. Although dealing with the strange idea of reincarnation,, I found the book believable, contemporary and challenging (in a good way.) It is incredibly well written and I felt immersed In the worlds of the four main characters, one of whom was a 6 ...

  • Kathleen Gray
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    A unique story about the lives we live and how they inhabit our memories, The Possible World is compelling and absorbing with exquisite prose and beautiful characterization. It isn?t my usual genre, but it was so absorbing, the characters so compelling, the prose so exquisite, I coul...

    Review to follow. ...

    A lovely book in which Lucy, a physician, and Ben, a young boy, help to tell Clare's story. I'll admit to being. tad confused for a bit as to where this was going but I was so taken by the characters and the map of the tale became clear. Lucy care for Ben when he is brought into the em...

  • Gail Wylde
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    A unique story about the lives we live and how they inhabit our memories, The Possible World is compelling and absorbing with exquisite prose and beautiful characterization. It isn?t my usual genre, but it was so absorbing, the characters so compelling, the prose so exquisite, I coul...

    Review to follow. ...

    A lovely book in which Lucy, a physician, and Ben, a young boy, help to tell Clare's story. I'll admit to being. tad confused for a bit as to where this was going but I was so taken by the characters and the map of the tale became clear. Lucy care for Ben when he is brought into the em...

    The story of three interwoven, but separate lives. Ben, Lucy and Clare are of different generations, but their lives have a connection in the most surprising way and this develops gradually as the story progresses. Ben is the sole survivor of a terrible crime in which his mother ...

    I very much enjoyed The Possible Wprld. Although dealing with the strange idea of reincarnation,, I found the book believable, contemporary and challenging (in a good way.) It is incredibly well written and I felt immersed In the worlds of the four main characters, one of whom was a 6 ...

    Usually when I read a book like this, with a bit of a curve ball at its centre, I feel a little cheated but this book was so brilliant that I easily forgave the author for "going down that road" Ben is six years old and is at a party when someone breaks in and kills the rest of the pe...

    This was an engrossing, emotional read which I LOVED! It follows the stories of Ben/Leo, Lucy and Clare, all very strong characters who will get under your skin and into your head/heart, who really seem to be unconnected. I'm really finding it hard to review this without giving anythin...

  • Vix
    Mar 30, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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!...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    A unique story about the lives we live and how they inhabit our memories, The Possible World is compelling and absorbing with exquisite prose and beautiful characterization. It isn?t my usual genre, but it was so absorbing, the characters so compelling, the prose so exquisite, I coul...

    Review to follow. ...

    A lovely book in which Lucy, a physician, and Ben, a young boy, help to tell Clare's story. I'll admit to being. tad confused for a bit as to where this was going but I was so taken by the characters and the map of the tale became clear. Lucy care for Ben when he is brought into the em...

    The story of three interwoven, but separate lives. Ben, Lucy and Clare are of different generations, but their lives have a connection in the most surprising way and this develops gradually as the story progresses. Ben is the sole survivor of a terrible crime in which his mother ...

    I very much enjoyed The Possible Wprld. Although dealing with the strange idea of reincarnation,, I found the book believable, contemporary and challenging (in a good way.) It is incredibly well written and I felt immersed In the worlds of the four main characters, one of whom was a 6 ...

    Usually when I read a book like this, with a bit of a curve ball at its centre, I feel a little cheated but this book was so brilliant that I easily forgave the author for "going down that road" Ben is six years old and is at a party when someone breaks in and kills the rest of the pe...

    This was an engrossing, emotional read which I LOVED! It follows the stories of Ben/Leo, Lucy and Clare, all very strong characters who will get under your skin and into your head/heart, who really seem to be unconnected. I'm really finding it hard to review this without giving anythin...

    A unique story about the lives we live and how they inhabit our memories, The Possible World is compelling and absorbing with exquisite prose and beautiful characterization. It isn?t my usual genre, but it was so absorbing, the characters so compelling, the prose so exquisite, I coul...

    Review: The Possible World  5/5 This book is quite simply magical! Imagine the Fates weaving their tapestries, tying people together and cutting threads. The Possible World had some of that mystery about it, with the different lives of Leo, Clare and Lucy zigging and zagging c...

    The Possible World will pull you along by your heartstrings. With perfectly paced changes in narration, we spend a fulfilling time with Clare, Lucy, Ben, and Leo. The Possible World is grounded and stable, not wanting you to put it down, despite the fact that the storyline is nonlinear...

    What a wonderful story! Full review to follow when I've got my thoughts together. ...

    This is a book for romantic believers in a kind of love which can transcend generations. I could have read about these characters forever; I really didn?t want their stories to end! ...

  • Breakaway Reviewers
    May 09, 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...

    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...

    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...

    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!...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    A unique story about the lives we live and how they inhabit our memories, The Possible World is compelling and absorbing with exquisite prose and beautiful characterization. It isn?t my usual genre, but it was so absorbing, the characters so compelling, the prose so exquisite, I coul...

    Review to follow. ...

    A lovely book in which Lucy, a physician, and Ben, a young boy, help to tell Clare's story. I'll admit to being. tad confused for a bit as to where this was going but I was so taken by the characters and the map of the tale became clear. Lucy care for Ben when he is brought into the em...

    The story of three interwoven, but separate lives. Ben, Lucy and Clare are of different generations, but their lives have a connection in the most surprising way and this develops gradually as the story progresses. Ben is the sole survivor of a terrible crime in which his mother ...

  • Sue
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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! ...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 & Traveling Sister
    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...

  • Chrissie
    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...

    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...

    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...

    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!...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    A unique story about the lives we live and how they inhabit our memories, The Possible World is compelling and absorbing with exquisite prose and beautiful characterization. It isn?t my usual genre, but it was so absorbing, the characters so compelling, the prose so exquisite, I coul...

    Review to follow. ...

    A lovely book in which Lucy, a physician, and Ben, a young boy, help to tell Clare's story. I'll admit to being. tad confused for a bit as to where this was going but I was so taken by the characters and the map of the tale became clear. Lucy care for Ben when he is brought into the em...

    The story of three interwoven, but separate lives. Ben, Lucy and Clare are of different generations, but their lives have a connection in the most surprising way and this develops gradually as the story progresses. Ben is the sole survivor of a terrible crime in which his mother ...

    I very much enjoyed The Possible Wprld. Although dealing with the strange idea of reincarnation,, I found the book believable, contemporary and challenging (in a good way.) It is incredibly well written and I felt immersed In the worlds of the four main characters, one of whom was a 6 ...

    Usually when I read a book like this, with a bit of a curve ball at its centre, I feel a little cheated but this book was so brilliant that I easily forgave the author for "going down that road" Ben is six years old and is at a party when someone breaks in and kills the rest of the pe...

    This was an engrossing, emotional read which I LOVED! It follows the stories of Ben/Leo, Lucy and Clare, all very strong characters who will get under your skin and into your head/heart, who really seem to be unconnected. I'm really finding it hard to review this without giving anythin...

    A unique story about the lives we live and how they inhabit our memories, The Possible World is compelling and absorbing with exquisite prose and beautiful characterization. It isn?t my usual genre, but it was so absorbing, the characters so compelling, the prose so exquisite, I coul...

    Review: The Possible World  5/5 This book is quite simply magical! Imagine the Fates weaving their tapestries, tying people together and cutting threads. The Possible World had some of that mystery about it, with the different lives of Leo, Clare and Lucy zigging and zagging c...

    The Possible World will pull you along by your heartstrings. With perfectly paced changes in narration, we spend a fulfilling time with Clare, Lucy, Ben, and Leo. The Possible World is grounded and stable, not wanting you to put it down, despite the fact that the storyline is nonlinear...

  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Emma
    Jun 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...

    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...

    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...

    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!...

    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 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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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! ...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    A unique story about the lives we live and how they inhabit our memories, The Possible World is compelling and absorbing with exquisite prose and beautiful characterization. It isn?t my usual genre, but it was so absorbing, the characters so compelling, the prose so exquisite, I coul...

    Review to follow. ...

    A lovely book in which Lucy, a physician, and Ben, a young boy, help to tell Clare's story. I'll admit to being. tad confused for a bit as to where this was going but I was so taken by the characters and the map of the tale became clear. Lucy care for Ben when he is brought into the em...

    The story of three interwoven, but separate lives. Ben, Lucy and Clare are of different generations, but their lives have a connection in the most surprising way and this develops gradually as the story progresses. Ben is the sole survivor of a terrible crime in which his mother ...

    I very much enjoyed The Possible Wprld. Although dealing with the strange idea of reincarnation,, I found the book believable, contemporary and challenging (in a good way.) It is incredibly well written and I felt immersed In the worlds of the four main characters, one of whom was a 6 ...

    Usually when I read a book like this, with a bit of a curve ball at its centre, I feel a little cheated but this book was so brilliant that I easily forgave the author for "going down that road" Ben is six years old and is at a party when someone breaks in and kills the rest of the pe...

    This was an engrossing, emotional read which I LOVED! It follows the stories of Ben/Leo, Lucy and Clare, all very strong characters who will get under your skin and into your head/heart, who really seem to be unconnected. I'm really finding it hard to review this without giving anythin...

    A unique story about the lives we live and how they inhabit our memories, The Possible World is compelling and absorbing with exquisite prose and beautiful characterization. It isn?t my usual genre, but it was so absorbing, the characters so compelling, the prose so exquisite, I coul...

    Review: The Possible World  5/5 This book is quite simply magical! Imagine the Fates weaving their tapestries, tying people together and cutting threads. The Possible World had some of that mystery about it, with the different lives of Leo, Clare and Lucy zigging and zagging c...