The Gift is a magical, fable-like Christmas story from Cecelia Ahern, the celebrated New York Times bestselling author of P.S. I Love You and Thanks for the Memories. The story of Lou Suffern, a successful executive frustrated by the fact that he spends more time in the office than with his doting wife and two young children, The Gift is "a tantalizing tale wrapped in a tale....[the] perfect treat for the holidays." (Sara Gruen)
- Paperback | 302 pages
- 134.62 x 200.66 x 22.86mm | 294.83g
- 25 Oct 2011
- William Morrow & Company
Charming . . . The Gift is like a warm sweater. --Associated Press"
Back cover copy
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 random act of kindness that surprises Lou most of all. But soon Gabe is meddling uncomfortably in Lou's life, popping up at the most inopportune times--as if Gabe actually can be in 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?