- Tapa blanda: 368 páginas
- Editor: Bantam Books; Edición: Trade Paperback (2 de julio de 2013)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0345540875
- ISBN-13: 978-0345540874
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The Life List: A Novel (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 2 jul 2013
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"A wonderful, touching story that reminds us to live life to its fullest."--Cecelia Ahern, New York Times bestselling author of P.S., I Love You"Spielman's debut charms."--Kirkus Reviews "You won't want to miss Lori Nelson Spielman's remarkable debut, an intensely emotional novel of transformation and trust. It's about how we let go, and how we never let go. The Life List has great heart, and even greater soul."─Sarah Addison Allen, New York Times bestselling author of The Peach Keeper "Irresistible! Everything I love and look for in women's fiction. A clever, funny, moving page-turner."─Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author of The Great Escape
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In this utterly charming debut—perfect for fans of Cecelia Ahern’s P.S., I Love You and Allison Winn Scotch’s Time of My Life—one woman sets out to complete her old list of childhood goals, and finds that her lifelong dreams lead her down a path she never expects.
1. Go to Paris
2. Have a baby, maybe two
3. Fall in love
Brett Bohlinger seems to have it all: a plum job, a spacious loft, an irresistibly handsome boyfriend. All in all, a charmed life. That is, until her beloved mother passes away, leaving behind a will with one big stipulation: In order to receive her inheritance, Brett must first complete the life list of goals she’d written when she was a naïve girl of fourteen. Grief-stricken, Brett can barely make sense of her mother’s decision—her childhood dreams don’t resemble her ambitions at age thirty-four in the slightest. Some seem impossible. How can she possibly have a relationship with a father who died seven years ago? Other goals (Be an awesome teacher!) would require her to reinvent her entire future. As Brett reluctantly embarks on a perplexing journey in search of her adolescent dreams, one thing becomes clear. Sometimes life’s sweetest gifts can be found in the most unexpected places.
Praise for The Life List
“A wonderful, touching story that reminds us to live life to its fullest.”—Cecelia Ahern, New York Times bestselling author of P.S., I Love You
“Spielman’s debut charms.”—Kirkus Reviews
“You won’t want to miss Lori Nelson Spielman’s remarkable debut, an intensely emotional novel of transformation and trust. It’s about how we let go, and how we never let go. The Life List has great heart, and even greater soul.”─Sarah Addison Allen, New York Times bestselling author of The Peach Keeper
“Irresistible! Everything I love and look for in women’s fiction. A clever, funny, moving page-turner.”─Susan Elizabeth Phillips, New York Times bestselling author of The Great Escape
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Thus, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery that is truly beautiful to behold. It takes very little time for her inheritance to become a complete non-issue; the desire to do good things with her life takes over her motivation. The book is populated with a wonderful cast of secondary characters, some of whom we never get to know very well, others we know are connected, we just don't know quite how. I so enjoyed it.
I had to impose a sizable suspension of disbelief surrounding Brett's mother's letters, but I didn't grudge it. There were threads I would have liked to have seen developed a little more thoroughly--the materialism of Brett's family, for instance--but overall, this was a wonderful book that I gobbled up in just a few days, and which I am happy to recommend.
A young girls dreams for her life have somehow faded away.
A dying mother wants her beloved daughter to revisit those dreams. So, she ties her daughter's inheritance to completing the list the daughter wrote as a young girl.
While the, overall, circumstances are rather pat. . . I found the characters engaging and believable and the pacing of the story to be right.
The mother's letters, that followed the completion of each list item, were a brilliant addition to a unique and sometimes emotional story of leaving the comfort zone to take a chance on a more fulfilling, and happier life.
Well done Ms Spielman. A debut of which to be proud! I highly recommend this book to others!
THE LIFE LIST
Lori Nelson Spielman
Oh my gosh, this book should be on everyone's reading list. It is so very special, poignant and thought provoking. Truly. Once I began reading I could not put it down. It has become my all time favorite book.
It story begins with the passing of Brett Bohlinger's mother, a highly successful business woman. Brett expects to inherit her mother's business and become the new CEO of the cosmetics company she founded. Instead what she receives is a list of goals that she wrote at the age of fourteen, and yes, her mother saved it and it seems that her mother thought she had a better understanding of her daughter and what would make her life a happy and fulfilled one. At the reading of the will Brett is given this list along with instructions that she is to complete every single one of her goals within a year in order to receive her inheritance. As each goal is accomplished she is given a letter written by her mom before her death. The letters give a full explanation as to why that goal was significant for Brett. Some of the goals are meant to fulfill childhood dreams while others are meant to challenge Brett's emotional needs and give her what she has been longing for so that she is able to find her truth for a happy and joyful life. While trying to accomplish each goal Brett also uncovers some secrets that answer questions she has had since childhood. The letters are all intrinsic to the story and help us to better understand why her mother did what she did.
All the other characters in the story play significant roles because it is through them that Brett is able to accomplish “The Life List” which we the reader see ultimately change her life forever.
I was glad I had a box of Kleenex next to me because the story is bittersweet in places
as we follow Brett on her personal journey to finding herself and the life she was meant to live. WOW, is all I have to say.
Until next time.....booksraddicting.com