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Winners: A Novel

by Danielle Steel

Random House Publishing Group | October 29, 2013 | Hardcover

Winners: A Novel is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Even the most perfect lives can be shattered in an instant. In this moving, emotionally charged novel, Danielle Steel introduces readers to an unforgettable cast of characters striving to overcome tragedy and discover the inner resources and resilience to win at life—once again.
 
WINNERS
 
Lily Thomas is an aspiring ski champion training for the Olympics, a young woman with her heart set on winning the gold. But in one moment, Lily’s future is changed forever, her hopes for the Olympics swept away in a tragic accident.
 
Dr. Jessie Matthews, the neurosurgeon who operates on her that night, endures a tragedy of her own, and instantly becomes the sole support of her four young children, while her own future hangs in the balance.
 
Bill, Lily’s father, has pinned all his hopes on his only daughter, his dreams now shattered.
 
Other lives will entwine themselves with theirs: Joe, a financial manager, faces a ruined career at the hand of a dishonest partner. Carole, a psychologist at Mass General, is a breast cancer survivor, her body and heart scarred by what she’s been through. Teddy, with a spinal cord injury worse than Lily’s, dreams of college and becoming an artist.
 
From the ashes of their lives, six people fight to alter the course of destiny and refuse to be defeated. When Bill builds a remarkable rehab facility for his daughter, countless lives are forever altered, and each becomes a winner.
 
Winners is about refusing to be beaten, no matter how insurmountable the challenge. And when Lily gets on skis again and enters the Paralympics, the battle to brave life again is won.
 
Winners is about more than surviving, it is about courage, victory, and triumph. When all appears to be lost, the battle has just begun.

Praise for Winners
 
“Steel skillfully weaves the strands of the Matthews and Thomas families together in a layered story. . . . Together, they discover friendship, loyalty, and new dreams.”Publishers Weekly
 
“[Winners] will leave readers crying and cheering.”Booklist

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 9.51 × 6.39 × 1.17 in

Published: October 29, 2013

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385343221

ISBN - 13: 9780385343220

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Winners hit home Hello I bought this book after a colleagues recommendation and I read it from cover to cover in a day!   Danielle hit so close to home.  I am also a paraplegic but not from a skiing accident but have been laid up with a sprained shoulder from falling while trying out adapted skiing!!  I don't know how she was able to hop into the equipment and not fall after her first try but she was also a better skier than I was before my accident. Danielle also hit home and made me realize how blessed I was during my 5 months in rehab because I had family, colleagues and friends visit almost daily not to mention my wonderful husband who helped me through this difficult time this last year and a half.  I wish I had a multi-million dollar family member because I tell you I would create a local "Journey Forward" --an exercise based program designed to assist those with Spinal Cord Injuries, which is in Boston, in a heart beat.  I went there for one month last year and they helped me improve my core muscles and strength, they also had another outlook or vision that the rehab centre didn't. (and that was HOPE). 
Date published: 2014-01-24

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Winners: A Novel

by Danielle Steel

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 352 pages, 9.51 × 6.39 × 1.17 in

Published: October 29, 2013

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0385343221

ISBN - 13: 9780385343220

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Chapter 1 Lily Thomas lay in bed when the alarm went off on a snowy    January morning in Squaw Valley. She opened her eyes for just an instant and saw the thick snow swirling beyond the windows of the house her father had rented, and for a fraction of an instant, she wanted to roll over and go back to sleep. She could hear the dynamite blasts in the distance to prevent avalanches, and just from a glance, she knew what kind of day it was. You could hardly see past the windows in the heavy blizzard, and she knew that if the mountain was open, it wouldn’t be for long. But she loved the challenge of skiing in heavy snow. It would be a good workout, and she didn’t want to miss a single day with one of her favorite instructors, Jason Yee. She and her father came here every year during Christmas break. They celebrated Christmas at home in Denver, flew to San Francisco where her father visited friends and did some business, mostly with venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, and then they drove to Squaw. It was a tradition Lily loved, and good skiing. They’d been coming here since she’d started downhill racing when she was a little kid. She had won bronze in the Junior Olympics three years before, at fourteen. And she was training for the next Winter Olympics, in a year. This time she was hoping to win the gold. Lily gave a last stretch in her warm, comfortable bed and got up to take a shower. She glanced out the window and saw how heavy th
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Even the most perfect lives can be shattered in an instant. In this moving, emotionally charged novel, Danielle Steel introduces readers to an unforgettable cast of characters striving to overcome tragedy and discover the inner resources and resilience to win at life—once again.
 
WINNERS
 
Lily Thomas is an aspiring ski champion training for the Olympics, a young woman with her heart set on winning the gold. But in one moment, Lily’s future is changed forever, her hopes for the Olympics swept away in a tragic accident.
 
Dr. Jessie Matthews, the neurosurgeon who operates on her that night, endures a tragedy of her own, and instantly becomes the sole support of her four young children, while her own future hangs in the balance.
 
Bill, Lily’s father, has pinned all his hopes on his only daughter, his dreams now shattered.
 
Other lives will entwine themselves with theirs: Joe, a financial manager, faces a ruined career at the hand of a dishonest partner. Carole, a psychologist at Mass General, is a breast cancer survivor, her body and heart scarred by what she’s been through. Teddy, with a spinal cord injury worse than Lily’s, dreams of college and becoming an artist.
 
From the ashes of their lives, six people fight to alter the course of destiny and refuse to be defeated. When Bill builds a remarkable rehab facility for his daughter, countless lives are forever altered, and each becomes a winner.
 
Winners is about refusing to be beaten, no matter how insurmountable the challenge. And when Lily gets on skis again and enters the Paralympics, the battle to brave life again is won.
 
Winners is about more than surviving, it is about courage, victory, and triumph. When all appears to be lost, the battle has just begun.

Praise for Winners
 
“Steel skillfully weaves the strands of the Matthews and Thomas families together in a layered story. . . . Together, they discover friendship, loyalty, and new dreams.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“[Winners] will leave readers crying and cheering.”—Booklist

About the Author

Danielle Steel has been hailed as one of the world’s most popular authors, with over 600 million copies of her novels sold. Her many international bestsellers include First Sight, Until the End of Time, The Sins of the Mother, Friends Forever, Betrayal, Hotel Vendôme, and other highly acclaimed novels. She is also the author of His Bright Light, the story of her son Nick Traina’s life and death; A Gift of Hope, a memoir of her work with the homeless; and Pure Joy, about the dogs she and her family have loved.

Editorial Reviews

“Steel skillfully weaves the strands of the Matthews and Thomas families together in a layered story. . . . Together, they discover friendship, loyalty, and new dreams.”—Publishers Weekly
 
“[Winners] will leave readers crying and cheering.”—Booklist
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