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The Cure for Modern Life

A Novel

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Publisher: Atria

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Language:English | Number of Pages: 336 | Format: Hardcover

Isbn-10: 074349279X | Isbn-13: 9780743492799 | Publish date: 

Also available as: eBook

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Book Description
From Lisa Tucker, the critically acclaimed author of Once Upon a Day and The Song Reader, comes an extraordinary novel about the way we live now: the choices we make and the decisions we let life make for us.

Matthew and Amelia were once in love and planning to raise a family together, but a decade later, they have become professional enemies. To Amelia, who has dedicated her life to medical ethics, Matthew's job as a high-powered pharmaceutical executive has turned him into a heartless person who doesn't care about anything but money. Now they're kept in balance only by Matthew's best and oldest friend, Ben, a rising science superstar -- and Amelia's new boyfriend.

That balance begins to crumble one night when, coming home to his upscale Philadelphia loft, Matthew finds himself on a desolate bridge face-to-face with a boy screaming for help. Homeless for most of his life, ten-year-old Danny is as streetwise as he is world-weary, and his desperation to save his three-year-old sister means he will do whatever it takes to get Matthew's help. What follows is an escalating game of one-upmanship between Matthew, Amelia, and Danny, as all three players struggle to defend what is most important to them -- and are ultimately forced to reconsider what they truly want.

Dazzlingly written with a riveting story that will resonate with readers everywhere, Lisa Tucker's The Cure for Modern Life is a smart, humorous, big-hearted novel about what it means in the twenty-first century to be responsible, to care about other people, and to do the right thing.

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    Entretenido y recomendable

    Coger este libro fue totalmente random, porque iban a cerrar ya la biblioteca y me quería llevar más de un título para que me compensase el paseo, así que me gustó la portada y lo cogí sin ...continue

    Coger este libro fue totalmente random, porque iban a cerrar ya la biblioteca y me quería llevar más de un título para que me compensase el paseo, así que me gustó la portada y lo cogí sin mirar nada. Ha resultado súper entretenido y me ha gustado mucho leerlo. Los personajes no son terriblemente malos o terriblemente buenos, como cabría temer de una historia relacionada con las grandes compañías farmacéuticas de EEUU y eso siempre se agradece. Me ha dejado buen sabor de boca.

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