The Gift LP (Paperback)

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December 2009
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

Description


Lou Suffern’s successful career demands that he be in two places at one time—and 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 job—a surprising random act of kindness. But soon Gabe is meddling uncomfortably in Lou’s life, popping up at the most inopportune times— as if Gabe actually can be two places at once. With Lou’s 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 what’s broken before it’s too late?

About the Author


At twenty-one, Cecelia Ahern wrote her first novel, P.S. I Love You, which became an international bestseller and was adapted into a major motion picture starring Hilary Swank. Her successive novels—Love, Rosie; If You Could See Me Now; There's No Place Like Here; Thanks for the Memories; The Gift; and The Time of My Life—were also international bestsellers, published in forty-six countries and selling more than 15 million copies collectively. The daughter of Ireland's former prime minister, Ahern lives in Dublin, Ireland.

Praise for The Gift LP…


“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

Product Details ISBN-10: 0062088718
ISBN-13: 9780062088710
Large Print
Published: HarperLuxe, 10/01/2011
Pages: 352
Language: English