By Cecelia Ahern
(William Morrow & Company, Paperback, 9780061782091, 302pp.)
Publication Date: October 2011
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Lou Sufferns successful career demands that he be in two places at one timeand neither of those is with his devoted wife and children. One frigid morning Lou meets a homeless man named Gabe and buys him a cup of coffee . . . then gives him a joba random act of kindness that surprises Lou most of all. But soon Gabe is meddling uncomfortably in Lous life, popping up at the most inopportune timesas if Gabe actually can be in two places at once. With Lous personal and professional fates at important crossroads and Christmas looming, Gabe resorts to some unorthodox methods to show his stubborn patron what truly matters and how precious the gift of time is. But can he help him fix whats broken before its too late?
Her subsequent novels have captured the hearts of readers in 46 countries her themes strike a chord with people in every continent, with over 22 million copies of her books sold.
Her second novel, Where Rainbows End, has been made into the film Love, Rosie, released in 2014.
- In the opening pages of the book it is revealed that this story is about “people, secrets, and time.” How do these themes play out in the experiences of various characters throughout the book? How do the various plots intersect?