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How not to die Alone

Roper, Richard. Book - 2019 Adult Book / Fiction / General / Roper, Richard, Fiction / Roper, Richard 3 On Shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Andrew's day-to-day is a little grim, searching for next of kin for those who die alone. Thankfully, he has a loving family waiting for him when he gets home, to help wash the day's cares away. At least, that's what his coworkers believe. Andrew didn't mean for the misunderstanding to happen, yet he's become trapped in his own white lie. The fantasy of his wife and two kids has become a pleasant escape from his lonely one bedroom with only his Ella Fitzgerald records for company. But when new employee Peggy breezes into his life like a breath of fresh air, Andrew is shaken out of his routine. She doesn't notice the wall he's been safely hiding behind and their friendship promises to break it down. Andrew must choose: Does he tell the truth and start really living his life, but risk losing his friendship with Peggy? Or will he stay safe and alone, behind the fa├žade? How Not to Die Alone is about the importance of taking a chance in those moments when we have the most to lose. Sharp and funny, warm and real, it's the kind of big-hearted story we all need.

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insightful and different submitted by srdaly on June 21, 2020, 5:52pm The book explores a character that didn't feel a lot like me, so it was interesting to hear his thoughts and perspective. Also interesting to hear about the job the main character has sorting through houses of the deceased.

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PUBLISHED
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2019.
Year Published: 2019
Description: 324 pages ; 24 cm
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780525539889
0525539883

SUBJECTS
Loneliness -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Truthfulness and falsehood -- Fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Humorous fiction.
Romance fiction.