The Gift (Hardcover)

A Novel

By Cecelia Ahern

Harper, 9780061706264

Publication Date: November 3, 2009

List Price: 19.99*
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December 2009 Indie Next List

“Every holiday season, people watch It's a Wonderful Life, and now readers will add The Gift by Cecelia Ahern to their seasonal calendar. It is sure to become an annual ritual and a holiday classic with a message -- that time is the greatest gift you can give.”
— Karin Beyer, Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord, MI
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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.



Praise For The Gift: A Novel

“This modern-day Scrooge tale is a delightful read with plenty of fun twists and turns.”
USA Today

“An updated version of Dickens’s A Christmas Carol . . . with some surprising twists.”
Boston Globe

“Charming . . . The Gift is like a warm sweater.”
Associated Press

“A moving tale . . . The Gift weaves magical elements into modern-day setting, and will certainly appeal to readers looking for a touching supernatural tearjerker.”
— Booklist

“A winning tale of magic and redemption. . . . Ahern’s an accomplished storyteller, and her writing chops elevate this far above the normal holiday fare. There’s magic, but it’s not campy, and the sentiment is real.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Light holiday fare with a lesson . . . [that] encourages readers to appreciate the important things. . . . Ahern has a way with character.”
— Kirkus Reviews

“[A] holiday treat . . . This clever twist on the guardian angel story will appeal to Ahern’s fans and lovers of holiday fiction.”
— Library Journal

“THE GIFT is a tantalizing tale wrapped in a tale that I devoured in one sitting. It’s a perfect treat for the holidays.”
— Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants