Five Days Left

Five Days Left

eBook - 2015
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"A beautifully drawn study of what is at risk when you lose control of your own life. Unique, gripping, and viscerally moving--this impressive debut novel heralds the arrival of an extremely talented writer." --Jodi Picoult, New York Times -bestselling author of Leaving Time

Destined to be a book club favorite, a heart-wrenching debut about two people who must decide how much they're willing to sacrifice for love.

Mara Nichols is a successful lawyer, devoted wife, and adoptive mother who has received a life-shattering diagnosis. Scott Coffman, a middle school teacher, has been fostering an eight-year-old boy while the boy's mother serves a jail sentence. Scott and Mara both have five days left until they must say good-bye to the ones they love the most.

Through their stories, Julie Lawson Timmer explores the individual limits of human endurance and the power of relationships, and shows that sometimes loving someone means holding on, and sometimes it means letting go.

Publisher: New York :, Amy Einhorn Books / Published by G. P. Putnam's Sons a member of Penguin Group (USA),, [2015]
ISBN: 9780698140868
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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mjk236sb
Mar 11, 2017

A book about two people connected through a forum on the computer who are facing major changes in their lives in 5 days. This story takes you through those 5 days while you learn about the characters and those people that are involved with the results of each of their lives on the fifth day. You are drawn into their lives from the very first. Both touching and heart wrenching, but so worth your time. You won't want to put this book down until you reach the very last page.

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Pat6181
Jul 27, 2016

This is such a good story, keep a kleenex handy!

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meggos
Nov 06, 2015

I wasn't sure if I was going to like the book or not. It was good. Love the two stories and the whole real of each family.
I was sad and the last set of pages had me a little teary eyed.
Be neat if the author does another follow up from a few a years on the families...

karcoldelharvic5 Nov 28, 2014

A very real and tragic story of a woman with rapidly progressing Huntingtons. Kept me turning pages til the very end.

ehbooklover Oct 24, 2014

A gut wrenching, emotional, and unputdownable book about love, life, and having to say goodbye. It’s told from the point of view of two protagonists that are so wonderfully fleshed out that I became totally invested in their lives and outcomes. I couldn’t stop reading, but the more I read, the more I dreaded reaching the end of the book. A fantastic first novel by a new Canadian author!

ChristchurchLib Oct 19, 2014

"Mara Nichols is terminally ill, and the disease is progressing rapidly; rather than let it rob her of every function, she's determined to end her life (unbeknownst to her husband and daughter). She's given herself five days to say goodbye. Scott Coffman also has five days -- he's about to lose his much-loved foster son to the boy's biological mother, who's been in jail. Though they've never met in person, Mara and Scott are close, thanks to an online forum; though their situations are different, debut author Julie Timmer adroitly captures their shared difficulty -- of how and when to say goodbye. You'll want to have a box of tissues available before embarking on this heart-wrenching journey." Fiction A to Z October 2014 newsletter http://www.libraryaware.com/996/NewsletterIssues/ViewIssue/b4d75948-aeaa-4817-ab98-70bcd4d15106?postId=c3f00842-81e3-434e-b56a-37ff9a3716d8

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sasie
Oct 18, 2014

.A very emotional and controversial novel that has two storylines woven together. I'm very surprised that more people aren't talking about this book. I would highly recommend it

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