The Things Lily Knew: The Fourth in a Series (The Lily Series)


Sherry Boas

The Things Lily Knew
Editions:Kindle: $ 8.99
ISBN: 0983386676
Pages: 194
Paperback: $ 12.95
ISBN: 0983386676
Pages: 192

A brilliant Rhodes Scholar whose love life is torn in threes, Annabel Greeley is not lacking in wit or intellect. But when the accomplished geneticist is faced with a decision that will change not only her life, but the future of humanity, the answers elude her. She is hounded by the ever-present and unavoidable fact that she would not be alive if it weren't for her Aunt Lily, who happened to have Down syndrome and, seemingly, all of life's answers. Annabel's life is about to change in profound and paradoxical ways as she sets out in search of the things Lily knew.

Reviews:A Gardener on Amazon wrote:

I bought this whole series. They are interesting books but not as good as I thought they could be. Lots of cliches, more than I expected. I feel like the books don't talk nearly enough about Lily herself, and focus too much on the lives of some of the people around her, often only very lightly addressing some of the many difficult issues that I know confront family members of Down Syndrome children. A warning may be in order as well, that I noticed on one or two occasions some language used about Down Syndrome children that some people may find offensive.

Having said that, though, I must also say that I really appreciated the fact that these books exist at all, and enjoy reading them for whatever information and insight they may offer, as well as for the plain fact that an author is including a Down child/woman in a literary series - in fact, making her a heroine of the books. I love that. Kudos to Sherry Boas for this series.

Loree on Amazon wrote:

This book has the capacity to change the way you think about happiness, life, and human suffering. It tells the continuation of Lily's loving impact on everyone around her. This story also explores the ethical question of the possibility of ending birth defects like down syndrome. I love every single book of Sherry's because when I finish, I am left with the persistent feeling of gratitude for all that life has to offer.

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