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Jill Ciment - Heroic Measures

Jill Ciment - Heroic Measures

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3.6/5 Goodreads

Ruth and Alex Cohen are saying goodbye to their beloved New York apartment - because how can they turn down a million dollars? Tomorrow they will open their doors to the eclectic, maddening house-hunters of this city. But Manhattan is in chaos: an unmarked petrol truck is blocking the city's main tunnel, spreading fears of terrorism and threatening to disrupt a sacred bidding war over the ageing couple's home.
Across town, their adored old dachshund Dorothy lies sick in a hospital cage. She doesn't understand why she has been abandoned all she knows is that Death is coming for her, and she isn't ready.
Unravelling over a long weekend, Heroic Measures is a bittersweet, comic tale of what it means to grow old in a world you no longer recognize. It is also a gentle paean to New York, to fleeting beauty, and to holding on to what we love with all our might.

"Every once in a while, someone writes a book that, on the surface, is simple and quiet, yet underneath is stirringly beautiful and full of life and love... Heroic Measures is this kind of book" - Globe and Mail
"Has the faceted perfection and ardent chill of a snowflake... A wonderfully shrewd and delicate book" - Boston Globe

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