When Libby spends a summer helping out at her mom’s bed and breakfast-turned-hospice, she doesn’t expect to spend her time babysitting someone like Mr. Calloway – a young, vibrant financial planner with a mischievous streak. But Mr. Calloway is sicker than he seems, something neither he nor his family want to acknowledge. Can Libby help him accept his fate without losing hWhen Libby spends a summer helping out at her mom’s bed and breakfast-turned-hospice, she doesn’t expect to spend her time babysitting someone like Mr. Calloway – a young, vibrant financial planner with a mischievous streak. But Mr. Calloway is sicker than he seems, something neither he nor his family want to acknowledge. Can Libby help him accept his fate without losing her heart?...
|Title||:||A Place to Die|
|Number of Pages||:||370 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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A Place to Die Reviews
Well written short story. Very sensitive, believable plot, quite thoughtful about how to keep the dignity of life when it ends. I recommend this author, I'm convinced to read more by her.
Don't be deceived by the apparent gloom of the title. This is a certainly a serious tale, but it's full of life and not short on humour, even though it's clear that one of the main characters has little time to live. Libby is taken up by puckish Mr Calloway almost from the start, and it's impossible not to be involved in her quest to discover more about him and how he happens to be in her family's hospice. The finely wrought structure implies that Libby will learn as much about herself as she does about her charge in the course of the story: which includes discovering limits as well as intimacy - the real Mr Calloway, who breaks down barriers so easily, will in some ways remain at arm's length. The story reminds me of JoJo Moyes' 'Me Before You' - but it's a great deal more economical, and E D Martin sketches the fun and romance in Libby's brief time with Mr Calloway skilfully and movingly. A pleasure to read.
E.D.Martin's A Place To Die is a poignant, coming of age tale. The narrator, a young college student, is asked to 'babysit' a cantankerous man, dying of some unspecified illness. Over the summer months she learns to look beyond the surface, and by the end of this carefully-crafted story she goes from refusing to accept his inevitable death to letting him go. Her mother tells her, "You gave him his dignity. You helped him stay a person, not a patient.”
What a lovely short story, this is the first book I have read by the author E.D.Martin, and it deserves the 5 stars I've given. I don't like leaving spoilers as I believe everyone should experience novels themselves. What I will say is the author managed to transport me to the main characters home, the dining room, the beach. I felt the emotions, the anticipation, the hope, the betrayal, the strength, the love of the people involved in the story, it made me cry. It made you think, would you be strong enough? and nobody knows what really is going on in other people's lives. To me this was a very touching and the sign of a good author, to take me somewhere, make me question myself and spit me out. Great !!!