The Deal of A Lifetime
Author: Fredrik Backman
This sweet little novella starts with a father talking to his son on Christmas Eve. His son - who he hasn't seen in many years, and hadn't seen much as he was growing up because he was too busy being successful - has agreed to meet him to reconnect. A week before this meeting, the man met a 5 year old girl who is dying of cancer. She knows that she won't be leaving the hospital - knows she will die soon.
Suddenly - the man is given an opportunity to do something good. Something that would change the little girl's destiny. But before he can do that, he wants to see his son and wants to tell him his story.
this was a great, short book. I have read all of Fredrik Backman's books and he never disappoints. This was a clever, small book (I read it in 30 minutes), and I highly recommend it. I wonder how many of us would chose to trade a life for a life.
Stars: 4 1/2
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