Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Finds -- 9/11


My Friday Find this week is By the Time You Read This by Lola Jaye. I found this book while reading Book Chatter, Harper Collins online newsletter. Here is a description from their website:

When he discovered that he had only six months to live, thirty-year-old Kevin Bates picked up his pen and wrote The Manual—advice for his five-year-old daughter, Lois, to live by, laugh at, and follow from twelve until thirty. Seven years later, when Lois is given The Manual, she can barely bring herself to read her father's words, the pain of his loss is still so raw. Yet soon Kevin's advice is guiding her through every stage of life from teen angst to career arcs, to knowing when she's at long last met "the one." While The Manual can never be a substitute for having Kevin back, the words left behind become Lois's steady support through all of life's ups and downs, and prove invaluable to unlocking the key to happiness.

What did you find this week? Friday Finds is a meme hosted by Should Be Reading.

7 comments:

Diane said...

Jess...Funny, I saw this one too, and added it to my wish list. It does look good!

gautami tripathy said...

This sure is a good find. I like the premise.

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Jo-Jo said...

Wow. This sounds really good.

Literature Crazy said...

Oh, it sounds heart-breaking. What a great premise. I'm going to look into this one. Thanks for posting.

Vivienne said...

Sounds too sad for me. I struggle to read books like this. I hope you enjoy it.

Kelly said...

This book sounds so good...sad, but sometimes the really great ones are. Thanks for the find...its on the wishlist now!

My find is HERE.

Leslie said...

aww i added it to my tbr list :D thanks for the heads up!