LIFE SENTENCES is Alice Blanchard's second novel, following the
success of 2003's THE BREATHTAKER. Daisy Hubbard's younger brother
Louis is robbed of life by a vicious rare disease --- a genetic
death sentence called Stier-Zellar's --- and Daisy grows up to
become a scientist bent on finding a cure. She's passionate about
her work with mice in the lab, finding little time for a social
life. Nearing a breakthrough in therapeutic treatment for those
infected, Daisy is elated with the success of her research. Dr.
Truett, her boss in the Boston lab, sees her as his shining hope
for the future.
Her secure world turns cha