Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

Sign up today to hear about books and authors from an independent bookstore near you.

Five Days Left

Five Days Left Cover

Five Days Left

By Julie Lawson Timmer

Berkley Books, Paperback, 9780425277935, 400pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2015

Advertisement
Description
"This impressive debut novel heralds the arrival of an extremely talented writer."--Jodi Picoult

Destined to be a book club favorite, a heart-wrenching debut about two people who must decide how much they're willing to sacrifice for love.

Mara Nichols is a successful lawyer, devoted wife, and adoptive mother who has received a life-shattering diagnosis. Scott Coffman, a middle school teacher, has been fostering an eight-year-old boy while the boy's mother serves a jail sentence. Scott and Mara both have five days left until they must say good-bye to the ones they love the most.

Through their stories, Julie Lawson Timmer explores the individual limits of human endurance and the power of relationships, and shows that sometimes loving someone means holding on, and sometimes it means letting go.



About the Author
Julie Lawson Timmer grew up in Canada and earned a bachelor's degree from McMaster University and a law degree from Southern Methodist University. She lives in Ann Arbor with her husband and children and is a lawyer. This is her first novel; she is currently at work on her second.
Advertisement