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Kai Ingersohn was motivated to become a psychiatrist after a childhood of dysfunction with her tempestuous and manic-depressive grandmother, Dumpling. Now divorced, in private practice, and raising two teenagers, she starts work with Stephanie, a young grad student with acute leukemia, who has returned to Charleston and its mystic healing waters and marsh to fight for her Kai Ingersohn was motivated to become a psychiatrist after a childhood of dysfunction with her tempestuous and manic-depressive grandmother, Dumpling. Now divorced, in private practice, and raising two teenagers, she starts work with Stephanie, a young grad student with acute leukemia, who has returned to Charleston and its mystic healing waters and marsh to fight for her life. Stephanie braves the revelations of shocking family secrets, while Kai seeks peace with her own past as the therapy unfolds. Both women emerge with new capacities for love, life, and spiritual truths. This is a powerful work from a novelist whose story reflects her real-life experiences as a psychiatrist in Charleston. Set against a lush Lowcountry backdrop of Spanish moss, salt marshes, silent oaks, and the pounding sea, The Hours Between Us is an artful exploration of the heartbreaking struggles and unbreakable spirits of two extraordinary women.


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Kai Ingersohn was motivated to become a psychiatrist after a childhood of dysfunction with her tempestuous and manic-depressive grandmother, Dumpling. Now divorced, in private practice, and raising two teenagers, she starts work with Stephanie, a young grad student with acute leukemia, who has returned to Charleston and its mystic healing waters and marsh to fight for her Kai Ingersohn was motivated to become a psychiatrist after a childhood of dysfunction with her tempestuous and manic-depressive grandmother, Dumpling. Now divorced, in private practice, and raising two teenagers, she starts work with Stephanie, a young grad student with acute leukemia, who has returned to Charleston and its mystic healing waters and marsh to fight for her life. Stephanie braves the revelations of shocking family secrets, while Kai seeks peace with her own past as the therapy unfolds. Both women emerge with new capacities for love, life, and spiritual truths. This is a powerful work from a novelist whose story reflects her real-life experiences as a psychiatrist in Charleston. Set against a lush Lowcountry backdrop of Spanish moss, salt marshes, silent oaks, and the pounding sea, The Hours Between Us is an artful exploration of the heartbreaking struggles and unbreakable spirits of two extraordinary women.

53 review for The Hours Between Us

  1. 4 out of 5

    Maggie

    Kai Ingersohn is a psychiatrist. Her upbringing was shadowed by the mental issues of her mother and grandmother but she seems to have her life under control. Her practice and her two teenage children keep her busy and she has put her failed marriage down to experience. Into her life appeared Stephanie- a bright young woman whose life has been upended by the diagnosis of leukaemia. Kai soon finds that this relationship is not only making Stephanie evaluate her life, goals and attitudes to life, il Kai Ingersohn is a psychiatrist. Her upbringing was shadowed by the mental issues of her mother and grandmother but she seems to have her life under control. Her practice and her two teenage children keep her busy and she has put her failed marriage down to experience. Into her life appeared Stephanie- a bright young woman whose life has been upended by the diagnosis of leukaemia. Kai soon finds that this relationship is not only making Stephanie evaluate her life, goals and attitudes to life, illness, death and love- it is changing Kai too. This was a deeply moving book. It could have been quite dark and depressing, but I found it full of light and hope. Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for letting me read it.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Alison Smith

    I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway. It came with a matching bookmark, which was so cute! The premise of the story was interesting: the author is a real-life psychologist who writes characters based on amalgams of her actual patients. I love a good chick story about self-discovery and overcoming obstacles, so I settled in for a great treat. The problems, for me, began with some inconsistencies in details. For example, Wednesday was pizza night for the Doctor (Kai) and her teenagers. Then, th I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway. It came with a matching bookmark, which was so cute! The premise of the story was interesting: the author is a real-life psychologist who writes characters based on amalgams of her actual patients. I love a good chick story about self-discovery and overcoming obstacles, so I settled in for a great treat. The problems, for me, began with some inconsistencies in details. For example, Wednesday was pizza night for the Doctor (Kai) and her teenagers. Then, the next day (on the next page), it was Wednesday - hump day. Whaaaa??? Little things like that drive me crazy. Also, the punctuation was messed up all over the place (another pet peeve of mine). I don't think this was an advanced reader's copy, and my apologies if it was - it wasn't marked as such. The conversations between characters became more unbelievable when they overused each other's names. "Kai, have you thought about...?" "No, Stephanie, I haven't." "Why not, Kai? I think you should, Kai." Argh. I really wanted to LOVE this book, but I just couldn't. Parts of it were sweet and even a little tear-jerking, but overall my feeling was "meh."

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kim Bakos

    Although some of the spiritual stuff was little "out there" for me, overall I loved this book. I know that two people can't have a relationship w/o each of them being changed and impacted by the other. So it is very believable that someone who shares their deepest feelings and beliefs with another person would become bonded in a very special way. I do hope that the two characters, but also the author and whoever she based the other character on, remained a part of one another's lives. It seems th Although some of the spiritual stuff was little "out there" for me, overall I loved this book. I know that two people can't have a relationship w/o each of them being changed and impacted by the other. So it is very believable that someone who shares their deepest feelings and beliefs with another person would become bonded in a very special way. I do hope that the two characters, but also the author and whoever she based the other character on, remained a part of one another's lives. It seems that if the original purpose that brought them together was illness and support, and they weathered that storm together, that the bond between is too meaningful to set aside just because "therapy" is over. My mom was a psychologist with a private practice based out of our home. Growing we, we met many of the clients when they came for sessions. Knowing who they were then, and knowing who her present-day friends are, I can stay there are many who started out as clients are now among her closest friends :)

  4. 5 out of 5

    Nancy

    I received this book from the Goodreads giveaway program. My husband and I are both retired psychologists, so I read the book with great interest. I especially like that Dr. Graf is unafraid to show the softer and more vulnerable side of therapists. People tend to think we psychoanalyze everyone we meet, and that we are immune to problems ourselves. Both of these are untrue. And of course there are always those special people who get into our hearts, as did Stephanie in this somewhat autobiograp I received this book from the Goodreads giveaway program. My husband and I are both retired psychologists, so I read the book with great interest. I especially like that Dr. Graf is unafraid to show the softer and more vulnerable side of therapists. People tend to think we psychoanalyze everyone we meet, and that we are immune to problems ourselves. Both of these are untrue. And of course there are always those special people who get into our hearts, as did Stephanie in this somewhat autobiographical novel. There were numerous things in the book with which I identified, even down to the painting in her office. When I was in grad school one of my professors had a painting on his office wall in which I immediately saw myself, though it was a landscape. Being a "proper Floridian", I grew up spending summers in the Carolinas. I attended Converse College in Spartanburg and dated a Citadel cadet, spending weekends in Charleston. So there are many of Dr. Graf's settings and comments that are familiar to me. All in all, I thoroughly enjoyed the book.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Bobbie

    First, I want to apologize to the writer Carol Graf for taking so long to review this book. You see I accidentally packed it away in a box and I forgot to read it. I really enjoyed it when I did read it. It's a poignant and touching story a little girl Kai Ingersohn whose grandmother Dumpling comes to live with her. Her grandmother is bi-polar, "even though the dark shadow of her mental illness was carefully veiled behind those [her] smiles" as Graf describes it. And it's due to experiences of l First, I want to apologize to the writer Carol Graf for taking so long to review this book. You see I accidentally packed it away in a box and I forgot to read it. I really enjoyed it when I did read it. It's a poignant and touching story a little girl Kai Ingersohn whose grandmother Dumpling comes to live with her. Her grandmother is bi-polar, "even though the dark shadow of her mental illness was carefully veiled behind those [her] smiles" as Graf describes it. And it's due to experiences of living and dealing with Dumplin that lead Kai to become a psychiatrist when she grows up. The setting is the Low Country of South Carolina another plus for this book as I love reading about that region. This is Carol Graf's debut of her first novel, but I'd really enjoy reading more from her. It's a beautiful story about the power of healing and understanding. Check it out for an entertaining, insightful, and touching read.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Allison

    I was given this book in exchange for a review. I knew I was in trouble when it was Wednesday night pizza night and the next day was hump day Wednesday, halfway through the week. Also, more trouble when I noticed erroneous quotation marks and every other sentence starting with I. I did this, I did that, I thought this, I thought that. Please lady, hire a new editor. The final trouble and when I gave up on the book was when a long dream was explained and then interpreted. I generally dislike drea I was given this book in exchange for a review. I knew I was in trouble when it was Wednesday night pizza night and the next day was hump day Wednesday, halfway through the week. Also, more trouble when I noticed erroneous quotation marks and every other sentence starting with I. I did this, I did that, I thought this, I thought that. Please lady, hire a new editor. The final trouble and when I gave up on the book was when a long dream was explained and then interpreted. I generally dislike dream sequences in novels and the interpretation was just way too tedious and over the top. Did not finish.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Linda

    I received a copy of this from NetGalley in exchange for my review. It was a very touching emotional story. Have a big box of Kleenex handy if you read this. It’s so worth reading too. The story of two women both with problems. I won’t give ANYTHING away. Just read it. I’m so so sorry that my review is late. Thank you for allowing me to read a copy of this wonderful book.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Donna Bresnak

    I received this book for free from goodreads. I enjoyed this book very much although it is supposed to be about a psychiatrist and her patients it was primarily about the relationship she had with one particular patient and how it affected her life, her emotional growth and her family. a quick and enjoyable read.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Teresa Smith

    I really wanted to like this book, but after 161 pages, I simply could not go any further. There is the difference between a sad book & a depressing book - - this one was simply too depressing for me. I'm sorry, but wanted to be honest. I really wanted to like this book, but after 161 pages, I simply could not go any further. There is the difference between a sad book & a depressing book - - this one was simply too depressing for me. I'm sorry, but wanted to be honest.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Carolyn Jacobs

    In the setting of the beautiful South and the healing effects of the marsh and Spanish moss, human relationships are deep and beautiful and so much can be learned, on a personal level, by going deeper in understanding the cross that another bares.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Samantha

    I received a copy of this book through the Goodreads giveaway program. Haunting, well written, a tad depressing. All in all, this was a book that I enjoyed reading and would read again.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Tena

    Very emotional read. Grab a box of tissues before you start because you wont stop until it's done. ** I won this in a GOODREADS giveaway! #GoodreadsGiveaway Very emotional read. Grab a box of tissues before you start because you wont stop until it's done. ** I won this in a GOODREADS giveaway! #GoodreadsGiveaway

  13. 5 out of 5

    Meryan

    An excellent book that I won from Goodreads. I think everyone can take something different away from this book, I know it gave me a lot of insight.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Elisabeth

    I’m already picky about books written about Charleston but this just got under my skin. The chapter endings were choppy and it was just not my favorite.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Sharon

    Too much detail at the beginning, last several chapters picked up and was able to finish the book

  16. 5 out of 5

    Dorothy Minor

    The Hours Between Us is a debut novel by a psychiatrist who recounts the story of a dear patient, a young woman facing terminal cancer.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Ann

    What a powerful emotional read. Dr. Kai Ingershon is a Psychiatrist who treats patients holistically. A fellow doctor asks her to fit in a special patient, Stephanie , who is working on her doctorate and has been diagnosed with adult leukemia. Her chances are slim but she is a fighter. When Stephanie's treatment leads to remission you keep waiting for the other shoe to fall. You can't believe that her treatment can be that simple. Kai and Stephanie develop a strong relationship and they both lea What a powerful emotional read. Dr. Kai Ingershon is a Psychiatrist who treats patients holistically. A fellow doctor asks her to fit in a special patient, Stephanie , who is working on her doctorate and has been diagnosed with adult leukemia. Her chances are slim but she is a fighter. When Stephanie's treatment leads to remission you keep waiting for the other shoe to fall. You can't believe that her treatment can be that simple. Kai and Stephanie develop a strong relationship and they both learn life lessons from each other. When the story finally takes the twist you hope won't happen you find Ms. Graf is a truly talented writer. Set in the Carolina LowCountry the local is soothing and prominent in the story. Loved this book and hope to find that there could be more stories that feature Dr. Kai Ingershon.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    I received this from Netgalley in exchange of my honest opinion. Fantastic read, hard to put down. You will believe in miracles after you read this.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Sue Frances

    A good debut novel from Carol Graf. Thank you to Netgalley, publisher and author for my copy. This story is of two strong women who meet through difficult circumstances. They form a bond, both in their relationship during therapy and spiritually. Kai is a psychiatrist who starts to work with Stephanie who has acute leukemia. I loved reading about their relationship, though at time's it was with a lump in my throat! This is a powerful novel written by Ms. Graf who is also a psychiatrist. A good debut novel from Carol Graf. Thank you to Netgalley, publisher and author for my copy. This story is of two strong women who meet through difficult circumstances. They form a bond, both in their relationship during therapy and spiritually. Kai is a psychiatrist who starts to work with Stephanie who has acute leukemia. I loved reading about their relationship, though at time's it was with a lump in my throat! This is a powerful novel written by Ms. Graf who is also a psychiatrist.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Carol Graf

    The Hours Between Us is truly an amazing book. It includes complex, real life emotional issues and, at the same time, is an entertaining read that you do not want to put down. I believe it will resonate with readers' own life experiences. Highly recommended. TAB The Hours Between Us is truly an amazing book. It includes complex, real life emotional issues and, at the same time, is an entertaining read that you do not want to put down. I believe it will resonate with readers' own life experiences. Highly recommended. TAB

  21. 5 out of 5

    Nancy

    Beautiful story, inspiring, spiritual and lyrically written. Carol's descriptions of landscape and feelings are superb. Would recommend this to anyone who believes in the power of miracles. Beautiful story, inspiring, spiritual and lyrically written. Carol's descriptions of landscape and feelings are superb. Would recommend this to anyone who believes in the power of miracles.

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