Friday, April 8, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Life and Other Near-Death Experiences by Camille Pagán



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ABOUT THE BOOK (from Amazon):

Libby Miller has always been an unwavering optimist—but when her husband drops a bomb on their marriage the same day a doctor delivers devastating news, she realizes her rose-colored glasses have actually been blinding her.

With nothing left to lose, she abandons her life in Chicago for the clear waters and bright beaches of the Caribbean for what might be her last hurrah. Despite her new sunny locale, her plans go awry when she finds that she can’t quite outrun the past or bring herself to face an unknowable future. Every day of tropical bliss may be an invitation to disaster, but with her twin brother on her trail and a new relationship on the horizon, Libby is determined to forget about fate. Will she risk it all to live—and love—a little longer?

From critically acclaimed author Camille Pagán comes a hilarious and hopeful story about a woman choosing between a “perfect” life and actually living.

MY REVIEW:

Libby Miller receives two pieces of earth-shattering bad news on the same day.  The first one is devastating.  The second merely pushes her over the edge.  What does one do after being diagnosed with terminal cancer and finding out their marriage is over?  Camille Pagán takes the reader on an unforgettable journey to find out.

This book is heart-wrenching and wonderful.  It will suck you in until the very end.  I highly recommend it if you enjoy women's fiction.