If Only It Were True

If Only It Were True

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Baker & Taylor
A young architect in San Francisco awakens one day to find a woman in his closet--a woman with the ability to appear and disappear at will, who claims that her body lies in a coma in a hospital across town--and forms a bond with her that leads him to make an extraordinary effort to save her life

Simon and Schuster
What do you do when you find a stranger in your closet; particularly when she's surprised that you can even see her -- and she can disappear and reappear at whim? What if she then tells you that her body is actually in a coma on the other side of town? Should you have her see a psychiatrist or should you consult one yourself? Or do you take a chance and believe in her, and allow yourself to be swept up in an extraordinary adventure? This is the beginning of the dilemma that Arthur, a young San Francisco architect, is faced with when he discovers Lauren in his apartment. Arthur is the only man who can share Lauren's secret, the only one who can see her, hear her, and talk to her when no one else so much as senses her presence. So when doctors prepare to end Lauren's physical care -- which would destroy the magical bond she and Arthur cherish -- he must find a way to save her. For, after all, it is only her love that can save him. If Only It Were True is a heartwarming love story impossible to forget, an adventure that is by turns breathtaking and hilarious -- a captivating tale that evokes the essence of romance and our boundless capacity to believe.

Publisher: New York : Pocket Books, c2000.
ISBN: 9780743406178
Characteristics: 216 p. ; 24 cm.


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Feb 09, 2015

The author's talent is obvious in the first two chapters. There is humor, characterization, and a plot that draws you in. Levy's writing flows so naturally, I sank into the plot and was amazed to find I was on page 50 - it seemed like I'd been reading only a few minutes.

I was dubious about starting the book because I'm not a reader of ghost stories or fairytales. But this book can't be put in either of those categories. The premise of a woman in a coma who travels from place to place, looking for help, is fascinating. The author has found a new approach in a lighthearted but thought provoking discussion of ethics, compassion, and romance.

nikki1216 Aug 03, 2012

Literally The best book I've ever read! My mom found this in our attic and I read it in two days. I loved it even better than Twilight. I loved the fact that it was for mature readers but tastefull at the same time. I really cant say enough good things about this book. READ THIS BEAUTIFL BOOK!!!

Jan 19, 2012

An ending I wasn't expecting to this sad story.


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