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This Book Will Save Your Life
by A M Homes | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Chania of Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on 11/1/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by Chania from Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Sunday, November 01, 2009

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"Richard Novak is a modern-day Everyman, a middle-aged divorcé trading stocks out of his home. He has done such a good job getting his life under control that he needs no one — except his trainer, nutritionist, and housekeeper. He is functionally dead and doesn't even notice until two incidents — an attack of intense pain that lands him in the emergency room, and the discovery of an expanding sinkhole outside his house — conspire to hurl him back into the world. On his way home from the hospital, Richard forms the first of many new relationships: He meets Anhil, the doughnut shop owner, an immigrant who dreams big. He finds a weeping housewife in the produce section of the supermarket, helps save a horse that has fallen into the sinkhole, daringly rescues a woman from the trunk of her kidnapper's car, and, after the sinkhole claims his house and he has to relocate to a Malibu rental, he befriends a reluctant counterculture icon. In the end, Richard is also brought back in closer touch with his family — his aging parents, his brilliant brother, the beloved ex-wife whom he still desires, and finally, before the story's breathtaking finale, with his estranged son Ben.

The promised land of Los Angeles — a surreal city of earthquakes, wildfires, mudslides, and feral Chihuahuas — is also very much a character in This Book Will Save Your Life. A vivid, revealing novel about compassion, transformation, and what can happen if you are willing to lose yourself and open up to the world around you, it should significantly broaden Homes's already substantial audience. " 


Journal Entry 2 by Chania at Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Monday, June 21, 2010

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Reserving this for Annimanni, giving it to her in August :) if I have time to read it first. 


Journal Entry 3 by Chania at Kokkola, Keski-Pohjanmaa / Mellersta Österbotten Finland on Thursday, July 29, 2010

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Great book - great story of a man who lets life get into his structured life. A feel-good book!
Giving this to Annimanni next.  


Journal Entry 4 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Monday, August 09, 2010

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Thanks, Chania! 


Journal Entry 5 by wingAnnimanniwing at Espoo, Uusimaa / Nyland Finland on Thursday, July 21, 2016

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Excellent book about modern life in the US with interesting, complex characters, touching storylines and some surreality thrown in for good measure. Thoroughly enjoyable. Thanks for sharing, Chania! 


Journal Entry 6 by wingAnnimanniwing at Kultuurikeskus in Paide, Järvamaa Estonia on Thursday, July 21, 2016

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Released 10 mos ago (7/21/2016 UTC) at Kultuurikeskus in Paide, Järvamaa Estonia

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