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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,093 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Allison Winn Scotch Narrator: Julia Whelan Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In this hopeful, humorous, and astonishingly deft debut, Allison Winn Scotch explores what happens when a young woman thinks she's lost everything that matters' and ends up discovering what's truly important. This is a novel that will leave you taking stock of what's important in your own life . . . and never letting it go.

It didn't start out as the worst day of Natalie Miller's life. At 30, she is moving up the political ladder, driven by raw ambition and ruthless determination. As the top aide to New York's powerful female senator, she works hard, stays late, and enjoys every bit of it, even if the bills she's pushing through do little to improve the lives of the senator's constituents. And if her boyfriend isn't the sexiest guy alive, at least he's a warm body to come home to.

Then he announces he's leaving. But that news is barely a blip compared to what Natalie's doctor tells her: She has breast cancer. And she can't cure it by merely being headstrong. Now the life Natalie must change is her own.

All her energy, what little of it she has left, must go into saving herself from a merciless disease. So when she's not lying on the sofa recovering from her treatments and indulging in a curious addiction to The Price Is Right, she realizes it's time to take a hard look at her choices. She begins by tracking down the five loves-of-her-life to assess what went wrong. Along the way, she questions her relationships with her friends, her parents, her colleagues, the one who got away, and, most important, with herself: Why is she so busy moving through life that she never stops to embrace it?

As Natalie sleuths out the answers to these questions, her journey of self-discovery takes her down new paths and to unexplored places. And she learns that sometimes when life is at its most unexpected, it's not what you lose that makes you who you are . . . it's what you find.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nela | 2/5/2014

    " Loved it. Thought it would be sad, but it was a great story, very intertaining! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jen | 2/1/2014

    " I loved this book. Everything about it. I was hooked from the first page and couldn't put it down. I got so much out of this book just through things the main character experiences. It was wonderful. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Renae | 2/1/2014

    " I'd say a solid 3 1/2 stars. Good read about a single woman's experience with breast cancer and life. Definitely a tear jerker; however, the author interjects a lot of humor into the story as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Cheery | 1/15/2014

    " I cried by pages 53, 99, 123 and others. Scotch's novel tells the story of chemotherapy treatments and showed the feelings of the main character. Her characters are well developed: their professions, actions, living situations ... suited plot development. I do feel that the conclusion of the story was rushed, but to be even handed, there were enough clues along the way to anticipate the story's end. I'd like to read another book by Scotch. "

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