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Destined to be a book club favorite, a heart-wrenching debut about two people who must decide how much they’re willing to sacrifice for love

Mara Nichols is a successful lawyer, devoted wife, and adoptive mother who has received a life-shattering diagnosis. Scott Coffman, a middle school teacher, has been fostering an eight-year-old boy while the boy’s mother serves a jail sentence. Scott and Mara both have five days left until they must say good-bye to the ones they love the most.

Through their stories, Julie Lawson Timmer explores the individual limits of human endurance and the power of relationships, and shows that sometimes loving someone means holding on, and sometimes it means letting go.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A beautifully drawn study of what is at risk when you lose control of your own life. Unique, gripping, and viscerally moving—this impressive debut novel heralds the arrival of an extremely talented writer.”

    Jodi Picoult, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller 

  • “Julie Lawson Timmer’s novel pulls no punches. It takes no prisoners. It is pure and honest. I sat down with this book after dinner, and, when I looked up, it was 2 a.m. and I had turned the last page. My only regret was that there weren’t a hundred more pages; Five Days Left is that compelling.”

    Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean

  • “Told in the alternating voices of Mara and Scott, Timmer’s debut novel packs a powerful punch. Absorbing, deeply affecting, and ultimately uplifting, it heralds the arrival of an author to watch.”

    Library Journal (starred review)

  • “Timmer’s emotional debut should come with a box of tissues….The characters are so affecting it’s tough to make it to Day 5. An Authentic and powerful story.”

     Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “This starkly intimate epistolary novel that follows the diaries of two parents—one a dying mother, the other a foster dad—dissects the experiences of losing hope and finding strength…Timmell makes a powerful debut with these tautly drawn parallel dramas.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Timmer, in her impressive debut novel, shows a facility for creating authentic characters dealing with heart-wrenching dilemmas…Timmer’s unflinching depiction of Mara’s deteriorating condition and Scott and his wife’s difficulties in parenting an emotionally troubled older child make her novel a compelling read and a good choice for book clubs.”

    Booklist

  • “Timmer’s novel is a heartbreaker, but it is also a stirring debut.”

    BookPage

  • Five Days Left is a heart-wrenching drama about a world in which there are no easy answers. With an unflinching gaze, Julie Lawson Timmer explores what makes a family, what happens when bonds (familial and otherwise) are tested, and the relationships we forge that change our lives. This novel feels as true as life.”

    Christina Baker Kline, author of Orphan Train

  • “In this gut-wrenching story, narrators Rebecca Lowman and Kirby Heyborne deliver all the necessary emotion without slipping into melodrama…Lowman and Heyborne fully differentiate all the characters. Wisely avoid sentimentality, they employ restraint and understatement while subtly building intensity…Listeners will find stepping away difficult.”

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