Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

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.

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3 Comments

  1. Hooked me Have you ever started to read a book, and from the first few pages you could tell it was going to hook you? That was this book for me. I chose it as my October early-release freebie through Prime. The same day I ordered this, I downloaded about 4 other books through my public library. I was going to read a few pages from each book and see which grabbed my attention. I started with this book and just kept reading. 

  2. Worth reading but… I chose this as my October Kindle First selection. I’ve been a avid reader of nearly every genre, from fluff to serious novels all my life, but one thing I can’t stand is poor writing. I’ve given up on many, many books because the author just couldn’t cobble together more than a few good sentences or had a decent first couple of chapters then went awry, especially in this day of e-publishing. Fortunately this is not one of those books. 

  3. AN EASY READ — upbeat novel of REAL LIFE’S CHALLENGES Is life itself a near-death experience for 34-year-old Libby? In first person narrative she tells us her story with chattiness, depth and underlying humor. Diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer, she thinks life for her might soon be: “Eat, Pray, DIE.” Then she faces another upset when her husband confesses his “truth” to her. Libby faces personal devastation–yet from her journey we learn resilience and “REAL LIFE.” 

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