When Life Begins
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Everyone has secrets. Jillian Shore keeps hers in the form of memories, tucked away in the recesses of her childhood home. Her youth was stolen, taken with the death of her childhood best friend, and the loss of her mother. Now, as an adult and a mother, Jillian has achieved recognition as a leading geneticist, and she finds herself undergoing life-altering changes because of kept secrets. Only this time, they are not hers.
When Life Begins flaunts a possibility everyone longs for - youth and longevity - but, elicits the despair of many. When Jillian is enlisted in an unofficial project that can increase the human life span she faces a moral dilemma; her work can be potentially destructive. As destructive as the man she would be working for, Daniel Fischer. Yet, Jillian decides against her intuition, with the hope that her research can reduce suffering.
Jillian becomes pregnant with her second child years after giving up hope. While Jillian marvels at the changes in her body, Daniel pulls her deeper into his high-technology network, causing her to regret her decision. She learns how Daniel, who is exploiting humanity’s fear of aging and death by providing false comfort to mourners in the form of holograms, is further misusing her work for his own gain. Jillian becomes intertwined with Daniel’s Jewish family after his daughter and son-in-law divulge to Jillian their intent to help her stop Daniel. This prompts a Christina religious organization to reveal its own covert actions. Together, they each must come to terms with their own mortality as they put an end to Daniel’s efforts, and reveal his secrets at last.
The Quiet House
The Quiet House is a late-nineteenth century period novel. Caroline is recently married and isolated from her family. She finds a journal in her home that she newly moved into. The journal is written by Isabella, a previous resident of the home. Caroline reads through the journal, and the reader experiences this from third person perspective. Isabella is more isolated than Caroline, having moved to America from Europe, however she is clearly mentally unstable. As Caroline struggles to get pregnant, and finally succeeds, she follows Isabella’s own struggle with continuous failed pregnancies. Caroline finds herself falling in love with another man, although she thought her marriage strong and stable.She becomes irrational, and prone to outbursts as Isabella was. Caroline will have to come to terms with who she really is.