'A delightful roller-coaster ride of emotion' Sunday Independent
Here is a truth that can’t be escaped: for Mia ‘Rabbit’ Hayes, life is coming to an end . . .
Rabbit Hayes loves her life, ordinary as it is, and the extraordinary people in it.
She loves her spirited daughter, Juliet; her colourful, unruly family; the only man in her big heart, Johnny Faye.
But it turns out the world has other plans for Rabbit, and she’s OK with that. Because she has plans for the world too, and only a handful of days left to make them happen.
Here is a truth that won’t be forgotten: this is a story about laughing through life’s surprises and finding the joy in every moment.
Praise for Anna McPartlin:
'What a beautiful book. I cried and smiled my way through' Jane Green
'I loved the clear, elegant prose, the feisty characters and the sparkling dialogue' Susan Elliot Wright
'Buy a packet (or box) of tissues and settle down with this wonderful story' Heat Magazine
The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes is a Richard and Judy recommended read, and a Simon Mayo Book Club pick.
WHAT READERS LOVE ABOUT THE LAST DAYS OF RABBIT HAYES:
'One that will stay with me for some time'
'Extremely moving . . . perfectly executed'
'Compassionate and honest'
'Make sure you have plenty of tissues ready!'
'Should definitely be on everyone's must-read list'
McPartlin's novel does not tell the story of 44-year-old Rabbit Hayes's death, but relates the experience of savoring the final days and moments of a life lived with purpose and intent. Succumbing after a second bout of breast cancer metastasizes to liver, then lung, then bone, Rabbit leaves behind friends and family, including 12-year-old daughter Juliet. The setting switches among the present and two points in the past Rabbit's spirited teenage years, when she was consumed by her first love, and the cancer blog she began when first diagnosed and Rabbit and her family share narration throughout. The characters and their relationships with Rabbit gradually come to life, especially Rabbit's brother, Davey. McPartlin (Pack Up the Moon) very effectively captures a family during a traumatic moment. The novel is kept light with a measure of dry humor and many beautiful instances of love, leaving a lighter impression than one might expect. This novel will be torn from the shelves by fans of tearjerkers such as P.S. I Love You.
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The last days of Rabbit Hayes
All emotions rolled into one brillent book up there with "So what if I'm broken. Can't wait for next book. A real Anna McPartlin fan. Thank you.
The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes
Simply a wonderful emotional read. This book has the perfect blend of tear-jerking and laugh out loud moments while dealing with such an emotive topic.