The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room Waiting rooms tell stories They are a medical purgatory Some sit in the waiting room for hours to be shone the light graced with blessings For others this is the final holding room before they are de

  • Title: The Waiting Room
  • Author: Piper Punches
  • ISBN: 9780991093618
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback
  • Waiting rooms tell stories They are a medical purgatory Some sit in the waiting room for hours to be shone the light, graced with blessings For others this is the final holding room before they are delivered into hell facing uncertainty, despair, sadness, even death.When Charlotte receives a note on the day of her mother s funeral containing a cryptic message, she is cWaiting rooms tell stories They are a medical purgatory Some sit in the waiting room for hours to be shone the light, graced with blessings For others this is the final holding room before they are delivered into hell facing uncertainty, despair, sadness, even death.When Charlotte receives a note on the day of her mother s funeral containing a cryptic message, she is confused and intrigued Although she knew that waiting rooms told stories, she never realized that part of her own story resided in this seemingly neutral environment But, then again, why should she be surprised Her mother had secrets Charlotte knew this She just didn t know how life altering those secrets could be.A stunning debut novel from Piper Punches, The Waiting Room weaves a tale that reveals the complexities of family, the invisible bonds that connect people, and the pain that can reverberate through the choices we make Told from several points of view the story becomes clearer and clearer with each turn of the page that the secrets we keep aren t always ours to take to the grave.

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    1. The Waiting Room is a lovely story that reveals the downfalls of never seeing our parents as people. Charlotte spent her life with a narrow view of her mother and the importance of her mother's position in a small town. When a shocking secret is revealed, Charlotte has to re-piece the life she thought knew with reality. As a mother, one of the biggest lessons I walked away with after finishing The Waiting Room is how important it is for mothers, parents, to share their history with their childre [...]

    2. Everything about this book drew me in: the characters, the setting, the circumstances. But the one thing that impressed me the most was the writing. Piper Punches found ways to make the most mundane situation sound so beautiful just with the words on the page. This book contains so many layers of story, but she found seamless ways to mold them all together painting such a vivid picture of the characters and their lives. You found yourself really sympathizing with so many characters, and then hat [...]

    3. This was a story about families good and bad, lies and secrets, and the big things that happen in a small town. I liked it. But there's one thing I have to say: absolutely NOTHING happened in a waiting room

    4. A book you had to keep your mind intoI liked the book but I really had to pay attention to who was who and what was going on!!! Couldn't have read this with to many breaks!!

    5. The Waiting Room was a very interesting book due to the fact that here lately I have only been reading self-help materials. However, I was very intrigued by the story line and was placed in a relatable and reflective state while reading this book. I felt this book was not only a page turner but a complete manuscript once the story ended. Many times I read books and although they are good yet end incomplete. Incomplete meaning unanswered questions about, the plot, characters etc. The author Pipe [...]

    6. I won this book in triple book giveaway. Once I started reading it, I could not put it down. Without giving anything away, it is not about what happens in a waiting room when waiting for a baby to be born. Not at all!! It's a gripping story of love, loss, family, secrets, hatred, abuse,just to name a few, and the overall message of the story is beautiful. Piper's writing was really good and she has gained a new fan. I can't wait to read her next book. Don't pass this one up.

    7. What I liked about The Waiting Room is how the characters were developed. I felt like I knew them as much as my own family. It has been a week since I finished the book (I was lucky enough to get an advance copy) and I still find myself thinking about the characters. This was an easy, thought-provoking read that you won't want to put down.

    8. This is a great book. I love how it tells multiple stories at once, one from the past and one from the present and merges them together. Charlotte, Sylvie and Harold are all compelling characters and their relationships blend together wonderfully. This is an amazing read and captivates you from the beginning. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down.

    9. This is an amazing debut novel. It is a compelling and poignant tale about family, love, and secrets - which all too often go hand in hand. The Waiting Room will sweep readers up and leave them reflecting on their own family secrets.

    10. Happy placesThis book hit home. I also was a product of the same nature. It is written so well. I almost had to stop reading, the pain was intense. Glad I finished.

    11. gave this book to my best friend for her baby shower figured since she was new to starting a family that a story about a book and family would be something appreciated :)

    12. I really enjoyed this bookSo I started reading this on a whim, got into the book very easily and enjoyed the story very much.

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