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The deal of a lifetime : a novella

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"Holiday novella about a man who sacrificed his family in the single-minded pursuit of success and the courageous little girl fighting for her life who crosses his path. It all begins with a father telling a story to his son on Christmas Eve. But this isn't your typical Christmas story. The father admits to his son that he's taken a life but he won't say whose--not yet. One week earlier, in a hospital late at night, the man met a five-year-old girl with cancer. She's a smart kid--smart enough to know that she won't beat cancer by drawing with crayons all day, but it seems to make the adults happy, so she keeps doing it. As the man tells his son about this plucky little girl, he slowly reveals more about himself: while he may be a successful businessman, idolized by the media and his peers, he knows he failed as a parent. Overwhelmed by the responsibility of fatherhood, he took the easy way out and left his wife and little boy twenty years ago to pursue professional success. Now he is left wondering if it's too late to forge a relationship with his son, who seems to be his opposite in every way--prizing happiness over money, surrounded by loving friends in a cozy town where he feels right at home. Face to face with the idea that something is missing, the man is given the unexpected chance to do something selfless that could change the destiny of the little girl in the hospital bed. But before he can make the deal of a lifetime, he needs to find out what his own life has actually been worth in the eyes of his son. And so, he seeks him out and tells him this story"--

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  • 3 of 6 copies available at OWWL.

Current holds

4 current holds with 6 total copies.
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Lyons Public Library Xmas F Bac (Text)
Adult Fiction
52141300490843
In process
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Macedon Public Library FIC BAC (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52121300593655
Checked out
12/05/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Mount Morris Library Fic Bac (Text)
Adult Fiction
52123300237317
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Ontario Public Library FIC BAC (Text)
Adult New Materials
52126300722790
Checked out
12/05/2017
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Perry Public Library FIC BAC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52142302210403
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Stevens Memorial Community Library - Attica BACK (Text)
Fiction
52149100560558
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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