"I’m marrying him because I admire his intelligence and his compassion. I’m marrying him because he’s part of me already. Because he’s the one person who has always known my heart. Because I would trust him to know what I needed if I couldn’t figure it out by myself. "
"And the longevity of grief, the endlessness of it, settled into my future reality."
"Mark’s mother plugged the boy’s IV pump into the wall outlet while I examined him. Funny how the mothers always did that, jumped right in, learning whatever they needed to know to take care of their children."
"There is uncertainty in hope, but even with its tenuous nature, it summons our strength and pulls us through fear and grief—and even death."
Priscille Sibley’s The Promise of Stardust is a haunting and unforgettable debut novel about life and death and love, set against a moral dilemma that may leave you questioning your own beliefs.
Matt Beaulieu has loved Elle McClure since he was two years old. Now married and expecting their first child, Elle suffers a fatal accident. To keep the baby alive, Matt goes against his wife’s wishes and keeps his wife on life support. But Matt’s mother thinks that Elle should be euthanized, and she’s ready to fight for what she believes is the right thing.
A stunning, compassionate examination of one of the most intricate ethical issues of our time, The Promise of Stardust, will stay with you, long after the last page has been read.