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Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer
  

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A lovely, lovely book, very sad, heartbreaking but so sensitively written. We follow Mara who prepares for suicide once her incurable illness, Huntingdon’s disease, becomes incapacitating and unbearable. She has a loving husband and a five-year old daughter. We also follow Scott and Laurie trying for a baby and having an eight-year old, disruptive boy, Curtis, dumped on them while his mum is in prison. The only connection between the two stories is anonymous communication via a website. There is tragedy in Curtis’ life too. This is a real ‘kleenex’ book which strangely leaves you uplifted. Highly recommended.

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Synopsis

Five Days Left by Julie Lawson Timmer

Mara is a successful lawyer, and devoted wife and mother. Struggling with a devastating illness, she has set herself five days to make the ultimate decision for her family. Scott lives a thousand miles away, and is a foster parent to a troubled eight-year-old. Scott is facing his own five day countdown until his beloved foster son is returned to his biological mother. The two connect through an online forum, and find a friendship to help guide them through the most difficult, and momentous, week of their lives.


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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


About the Author

Julie Lawson Timmer grew up in Stratford, Ontario, and now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with her husband Dan, their four teenage children and two badly-behaved dogs. By day, she works as in-house legal counsel. By night, she is a writer, mom and stepmom, dreadful cook and fledgling CrossFitter. FIVE DAYS LEFT is her first novel.

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Publication date

28th August 2014

Author

Julie Lawson Timmer

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Publisher

Century an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Hardback
416 pages

Categories

Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781780892139

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