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Publisher: New York :, HarperCollins Canada,, 2013
ISBN: 9781443423724
Branch Call Number: Online eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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I will think about this night with Sally and her brother whenever someone talks about MAID. Two courageous siblings talk through the night about decisions, failures, as they wait for the hour when Sally will choose to die with dignity.

Jun 21, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Extraordinary. It's short (novella length), but it still succeeds at telling a compelling story and getting the read invested in the characters.

Aug 21, 2015

This book is best read at one sitting; fortunately, it's short enough for that. It's essentially a single conversation, taking place at a critical moment in the lives of a brother and sister. It's a celebration of life at the moment of leaving it, an ode to love, forgiveness, regrets, understanding, acceptance.
Comparisons with Mitch Albom immediately come to mind, along with echoes of Alice Munroe at her best.
Given the subject matter, perhaps the highest praise I can bestow is that, to my surprise, Gilmour succeeds in making me envy Sally just a little bit for the richness of her life and the serenity she has achieved.

Dec 09, 2014

I loved this book. Smooth, captivating style keeps you interested in the life (and death) of the characters.

Dec 08, 2013

I'll keep this brief in the spirit of the novel. This was an amazing book, but does it still count as a book if it only takes a few hours to read? Between the amount of pages and the size of the pages itself... it felt like a long short story. (An amazing one, but a short story nevertheless.) That being said, I enjoyed every page of it, and will make sure to read more of his works.

Oct 04, 2013

This is a short but moving novel. Gilmour draws you quickly into the siblings' conversation and reflections on their lives, as they spend this last strange evening together.

Sep 27, 2013

A very quick book - readable in 1 day. This author does great dialogue but aside from that the plot was pretty uneventful.

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