The Gift

The Gift

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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)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 338 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 362.87g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Large type / large print
  • Large type / large print edition
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0062088718
  • 9780062088710

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"Charming . . . The Gift is like a warm sweater."--Associated Press
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Back cover copy

Lou Suffern's successful career demands that he be intwo places at one time--and neither of those is withhis devoted wife and children. One frigid morning Loumeets a homeless man named Gabe and buys him a cupof coffee. . .then gives him a job--a surprising random actof kindness. But soon Gabe is meddling uncomfortablyin Lou's life, popping up at the most inopportune times--as if Gabe actually can be two places at once. With Lou'spersonal and professional fates at important crossroadsand Christmas looming, Gabe resorts to some unorthodoxmethods to show his stubborn patron what truly mattersand how precious the gift of time is. But can he help him fixwhat's broken before it's too late?
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18,630 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
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4 32% (5,958)
3 30% (5,546)
2 10% (1,804)
1 3% (510)
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