The Gift

By Cecelia Ahern
(William Morrow & Company, Paperback, 9780061782091, 302pp.)

Publication Date: October 2011

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Description

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?




About the Author
Cecelia Ahern is the author of the international bestsellers PS, I Love You; Love, Rosie; If You Could See Me Now; There's No Place Like Here; Thanks for the Memories; The Gift; The Book of Tomorrow; and The Time of My Life. Her books are published in forty-six countries and have collectively sold more than sixteen million copies. The daughter of the former prime minister of Ireland, she lives in Dublin.


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  1. 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? 

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