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The Promise of Stardust - A Novel-logo

The Promise of Stardust - A Novel

Priscille Sibley

Matt Beaulieu was two years old the first time he held Elle McClure in his arms, seventeen when he first kissed her under a sky filled with shooting stars, and thirty-three when they wed. Now in their late thirties, the deeply devoted couple has everything-except the baby they've always wanted. When a tragic accident leaves Elle brain-dead, Matt is devastated. Though he cannot bear losing her, he knows his wife, a thoughtful and adventurous scientist, feared only one thing-a slow death. Just before Matt agrees to remove Elle from life support, the doctors discover that she is pregnant. Now what was once a clear-cut decision becomes an impossible choice. Matt knows how much this child would have meant to Elle. While there is no certainty her body can sustain the pregnancy, he is sure Elle would want the baby to have a chance. Linney, Matt's mother, believes her son is blind with denial. She loves Elle, too, and insists that Elle would never want to be kept alive by artificial means, no matter what the situation. Divided by the love they share, driven by principle, Matt and Linney fight for what each believes is right, and the result is a disagreement that escalates into a controversial legal battle, ultimately going beyond one family and one single life. Told with sensitivity and compassion, The Promise of Stardust is an emotionally resonant and thought-provoking tale that raises profound questions about life and death, faith and medicine-and illuminates, with beauty and grace, the power of love to wound . . . and to heal.

Matt Beaulieu was two years old the first time he held Elle McClure in his arms, seventeen when he first kissed her under a sky filled with shooting stars, and thirty-three when they wed. Now in their late thirties, the deeply devoted couple has everything-except the baby they've always wanted. When a tragic accident leaves Elle brain-dead, Matt is devastated. Though he cannot bear losing her, he knows his wife, a thoughtful and adventurous scientist, feared only one thing-a slow death. Just before Matt agrees to remove Elle from life support, the doctors discover that she is pregnant. Now what was once a clear-cut decision becomes an impossible choice. Matt knows how much this child would have meant to Elle. While there is no certainty her body can sustain the pregnancy, he is sure Elle would want the baby to have a chance. Linney, Matt's mother, believes her son is blind with denial. She loves Elle, too, and insists that Elle would never want to be kept alive by artificial means, no matter what the situation. Divided by the love they share, driven by principle, Matt and Linney fight for what each believes is right, and the result is a disagreement that escalates into a controversial legal battle, ultimately going beyond one family and one single life. Told with sensitivity and compassion, The Promise of Stardust is an emotionally resonant and thought-provoking tale that raises profound questions about life and death, faith and medicine-and illuminates, with beauty and grace, the power of love to wound . . . and to heal.
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Matt Beaulieu was two years old the first time he held Elle McClure in his arms, seventeen when he first kissed her under a sky filled with shooting stars, and thirty-three when they wed. Now in their late thirties, the deeply devoted couple has everything-except the baby they've always wanted. When a tragic accident leaves Elle brain-dead, Matt is devastated. Though he cannot bear losing her, he knows his wife, a thoughtful and adventurous scientist, feared only one thing-a slow death. Just before Matt agrees to remove Elle from life support, the doctors discover that she is pregnant. Now what was once a clear-cut decision becomes an impossible choice. Matt knows how much this child would have meant to Elle. While there is no certainty her body can sustain the pregnancy, he is sure Elle would want the baby to have a chance. Linney, Matt's mother, believes her son is blind with denial. She loves Elle, too, and insists that Elle would never want to be kept alive by artificial means, no matter what the situation. Divided by the love they share, driven by principle, Matt and Linney fight for what each believes is right, and the result is a disagreement that escalates into a controversial legal battle, ultimately going beyond one family and one single life. Told with sensitivity and compassion, The Promise of Stardust is an emotionally resonant and thought-provoking tale that raises profound questions about life and death, faith and medicine-and illuminates, with beauty and grace, the power of love to wound . . . and to heal.

Language:

English

Narrators:

George Newbern

Length:

10h 3m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

15:11


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

22:07


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:37


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

12:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:51


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:07


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

12:14


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

11:52


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:05


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:01


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

24:18


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

01:41


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:22


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:10


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:49


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:40


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:30


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

07:39


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:28


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

11:16


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:07


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

17:21


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

10:50


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:30


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

19:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

14:14


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:53


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

11:00


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

13:33


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

12:28


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:39


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

07:07


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

11:42


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:48


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

28:07


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

06:17


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

07:33


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

08:26


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

21:07


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

16:33


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

19:38


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

17:29


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:54


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

05:39


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:43


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

14:02


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

13:20


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

10:20


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

00:47