Some Kind of Miracle

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Fiction - 384 pages

From the mega-bestselling author of Beaches, a new novel, available in mass market for the first time, once again celebrating female relationships. Two very different women fulfil a childhood promise to take care of one another no matter what.

Dahlia Green is a struggling songwriter in Los Angeles who has fallen on hard times. She's had few of her songs recorded, but lately there's been a long pause between sales and she's starting to believe she'll never sell another song.
As a child Dahlia and her cousin Annie wrote duets together as child play. Then Annie was diagnosed with schizophrenia and for all of her adult life has cycled in and out of mental hospitals where no one ever goes to visit her. Now twenty-five years later Dahlia has a chance to shine again by selling a song she and Annie wrote. So she tracks Annie in an institution and brings her home in hopes of convincing her to sign away her rights to the tune. But what starts out as a scheme to get ahead and exploit her cousin results in Dahlia putting someone else's needs above her own for the first time in her life. She fulfils a childhood promise made long ago to take care of one another no matter what.

 

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SOME KIND OF MIRACLE

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Songwriter seeks schizophrenic cousin. Object: fame and fortune.Just because Dahlia Green makes a living (sort of) as a masseuse doesn't mean she's a failure in status-obsessed Los Angeles. Not yet ... Read full review

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Los Angeles masseuse and songwriter Dahlia Green has a rickety van and a house in disrepair. Years ago, she co-wrote a big hit, but the money isn't coming in as it once did. In reality, Dahlia is a ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
21
Section 3
35
Section 4
47
Section 5
63
Section 6
85
Section 7
101
Section 8
111
Section 15
213
Section 16
229
Section 17
255
Section 18
269
Section 19
279
Section 20
295
Section 21
311
Section 22
321

Section 9
121
Section 10
141
Section 11
151
Section 12
161
Section 13
177
Section 14
193
Section 23
341
Section 24
355
Section 25
363
Section 26
372
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About the author (2009)

Iris Rainer Dart is the author of eight novels, including the much-beloved New York Times bestseller Beaches. The mother of two children, she lives in California with her husband.

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