Before I Wake A Novel

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-07-22
  • Publisher: Griffin
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Debut novelist Wiersema cleverly introduces a multitude of voices to tell this astonishing story of loss, redemption, and forgiveness. When miracles start happening around Sherry Barrett, a three-year-old girl in a coma, explanations of a rational kind no longer seem important.

Author Biography

Robert J. Wiersema has been a bookseller for more than fifteen years. A journalist and reviewer who contributes regularly to many major Canadian publications, he lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with his family.

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“[An] intriguing supernatural thriller in which a sudden tragedy befalls a family and strange, wondrous events take place in its wake . . .”--Seattle Post-Intelligencer

“Wiersema provides a deep thriller that will keep his audience wondering until the revelatory final confrontation.” --The Midwest Book Review

“Wiersema threads the supernatural throughout a novel grounded in domestic conflict and tragedy . . Intriguing.” --NY Daily News

“An intelligent, contemplative supernatural thriller replete with well-rounded characters, artless dialogue and a plot that, while imbued with the unexplained, develops organically, revealing its secrets at just the right pace . . . an engrossing story of flawed but genuinely good people who must bear up under the stress of loss, betrayal, unwarranted miracles and unconventional spiritual warfare . . . an engaging, emotionally resonant read.” --Publisher's Weekly

"Before I Wake is a stunning debut. Robert Wiersema's novel is original, thought-provoking and downright wonderful." --Michael Connelly, New York Times #1 bestselling author of The Closers

“Riveting. . . grips the reader in a chokehold on page one and doesn’t let go until the very last line. . . . Wiersema’s story is utterly fearless, right to the very end. It never shies away or backs down from its questioning of faith, theology, morality and mystery. . . a unique, spellbinding, and ultimately uplifting gem.” --The Globe and Mail

Before I Wake provocatively dances along the lines between faith and science, life and death." --Andrew Pyper, author of Lost Girls and The Wildfire Season

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