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The Resource Death & other happy endings, Melanie Cantor

Death & other happy endings, Melanie Cantor

Label
Death & other happy endings
Title
Death & other happy endings
Statement of responsibility
Melanie Cantor
Title variation
Death and other happy endings
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
There's nothing like being told that in three months you'll be dead to make you think about what you really want in life... Jennifer Cole has just been told that she has a rare and terminal blood disorder. She has 90 days to say goodbye to friends and family, and to put her affairs in order. Focusing on the positives (she won't have to go on in a world without Bowie or Maya Angelou; she won't get Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, or teeth that flop out at the mere mention of the word apple), Jennifer realises she only has one real regret to address: the relationships she's lost. So rather than running off to complete a frantic bucket list of exotic experiences in tropical holiday destinations, she chooses to stay put and write a letter each to three people - her overbearing, selfish sister, her jelly-spined, cheating ex-husband, and her charming, unreliable ex-boyfriend - finally telling them the truth. After all, what is the worst that can happen to you when you have nothing left to lose? At first, Jennifer feels cleansed by her catharsis. Liberated, even. Her ex-boyfriend rushes to her side and she even starts to build bridges with her sister Isabelle (that is, once Isabelle's confirmed that Jennifer's condition isn't genetic). But once you start telling the truth, it's hard to stop. And as she'll discover, the truth isn't always as straightforward as it seems
Summary
Regretting nothing except the relationships she has lost upon learning she has only three months to live, Jennifer writes cathartic letters to the most significant people in her life before she is confronted by unexpected surprises
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Character
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10785343
Cataloging source
SALS
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Cantor, Melanie
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Terminally ill
  • Honesty
  • Regret
  • Self-realization in women
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
Death & other happy endings, Melanie Cantor
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"If your life was going to end tomorrow, what would you do today?" -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065891448
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
299 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781787631380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1099224817
Label
Death & other happy endings, Melanie Cantor
Publication
Copyright
Note
"If your life was going to end tomorrow, what would you do today?" -- Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065891448
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
299 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781787631380
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)1099224817

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