"Heart-wrenching beautiful human drama"
Cricket Thompson lives a contented ordinary life in the
small upstate New York town of Dansville. It is a place
where neighbors know each other and crime is relatively
low. Cricket has two daughters, Janis and Grace, who she
adores, and her husband Jim who she is comfortable with
although the passion left their marriage a long time ago.
Although she is attracted to coworker Pass, she believes
she would never be unfaithful to her husband.
Her snug and secure world crumbles when an unknown gunman
starts firing in a video arcade killing many students and
injuring some, including Cricket's daughter Claire. She is
taken to the hospital where she lies in a coma until she
dies three months later. Cricket's world falls apart and
she runs away from all that she holds dear hoping that one
day that she will find herself again.
THESE DREAMS is a heart-wrenching beautiful human drama
that portrays what can happen to a family when a bad thing
happens to a good person. The heroine is a very special
woman, resilient and determined in the face of adversity
and willing to do whatever it takes to find a purpose in
life after fate shatters it. Barbara Chepaitis is a
fantastic writer whose works can break your heart.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted February 7, 2002