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Read by Marin Ireland.
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Lillian has only exchanged the occasional letter with her friend Madison since their days as inseparable roommates at an exclusive boarding school, when out of the blue, Madison writes to ask Lillian for help. Her husband's career is about to take a major turn, just as his children from his first marriage are moving in with them; Madison wants Lillian take care of them. But, like most things with Madison, there's a catch. The twins spontaneously combust when they get agitated: flames igniting from their skin in a startling but beautiful way. Lillian is convinced Madison is pulling her leg, but it's the truth. Thinking of her dead-end life at home, the life that has consistently disappointed her, Lillian figures she has nothing to lose. Over the course of one humid, demanding summer, Lillian and the twins learn to trust each other-and stay cool-while also staying out of the way of their buttoned-up, politician father. Surprised by her own ingenuity yet unused to the intense feelings of protectiveness she feels for them, Lilian ultimately begins to accept that she needs these strange children as much as they need her-urgently and fiercely. Couldn't this be the start of the amazing life she'd always hoped for? With a white-hot wit and a big, tender heart, Kevin Wilson has written a most unusual story of deep parental love that proves to be his best book yet.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Female friendship > Fiction.
Twins > Fiction.
Child care > Fiction.
Combustion, Spontaneous > Fiction.

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