The Deal of a Lifetime Read Online Free - The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown delivers an insightful and poignant holiday novella about a man who sacrificed his family in the single-minded pursuit of success and the courageous little girl fighting for her life who crosses his path.
It all begins with a father telling a story to his son on Christmas Eve. But this isn’t your typical Christmas story. The father admits to his son that he’s taken a life but he won’t say whose—not yet.
One week earlier, in a hospital late at night, the man met a five-year-old girl with cancer. She’s a smart kid—smart enough to know that she won’t beat cancer by drawing with crayons all day, but it seems to make the adults happy, so she keeps doing it.
As the man tells his son about this plucky little girl, he slowly reveals more about himself: while he may be a successful businessman, idolized by the media and his peers, he knows he failed as a parent. Overwhelmed by the responsibility of fatherhood, he took the easy way out and left his wife and little boy twenty years ago to pursue professional success. Now he is left wondering if it’s too late to forge a relationship with his son, who seems to be his opposite in every way—prizing happiness over money, surrounded by loving friends in a cozy town where he feels right at home.
Face to face with the idea that something is missing, the man is given the unexpected chance to do something selfless that could change the destiny of the little girl in the hospital bed. But before he can make the deal of a lifetime, he needs to find out what his own life has actually been worth in the eyes of his son. And so, he seeks him out and tells him this story…
Written with Fredrik Backman’s signature humor, compassion, and “knack for weaving tales that are believable and fanciful” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), The Deal of a Lifetime reminds us that life is a fleeting gift, and our only legacy is how we share that gift with those we love.
|Title||:||The Deal of a Lifetime|
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October 30, 2017
PASS THE HANKIES PLEASE. 😭
"Hi. It's your dad. You'll be waking up soon, it's Christmas Eve morning in Helsingborg, and I've killed a person. That's not how fairy tales usually begin, I know. But I took a life. Does it make a difference if you know whose it was?"
What an opening! As a longterm rea...
December 18, 2017
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I have been seeing this everywhere and decided I had to give it a read.
I love that gorgeous cover!
Honestly I’m not sure how I feel about the story. I’m not going to go into the plot as the description itself is pretty long a...
December 28, 2017
I debated about writing anything at all.
I liked Susanne’s review which ended in ‘enough said’!
I find the reviews of this novella as interesting as the story.
Many - I mean MANY of us are FANS of Fredrick Blackman...
BIG TIME FANS...ME TOO!!!
So... I’m thinking...GUT HONEST HERE:
It’s my opinion......
November 06, 2017
3.5 Stars* (rounded down)
A short novella about the meaning of life, death and sacrifice by Fredrik Backman, one of my all-time favorite authors.
It is poignant, sincere and heartfelt. A quick, easy read. Enough said.
Published on Goodreads, Amazon, Twitter and Facebook on 11.6.17.
December 28, 2017
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I read two books by Fredrik Backman this year and enjoyed them both. When I saw The Deal of a Lifetime floating around on Goodreads, the cover and author sent me right into an impulse buy and I used an Audible credit to purc...
January 14, 2018
The Deal of a Lifetime by Fredrik Backman is a 2017 Atria Books publication.
Backman continues to amaze-
Every year there are a handful of holiday themed novels I never managed to read before the season was over, and this one falls into that category.
If I had been able to get my hands on a copy be...
December 08, 2017
"A second is always a second, that’s the one definitive walue we have on earth. Everyone is always negotiating all of the time. You’re doing the deal of your life, every day. This was mine.”
When you’re used to being charmed by Backman’s characters, by his stories, this one is a bit dif...
November 29, 2017
"Maybe you will find this to be a strange story, I don't know...Anyway, this is the story. Thank you for taking the time to read it.
Dear Mr. Backman,
I purchased and read all your books within a year. How could you take advantage of one of your most ardent fans, by cha...
December 18, 2017
I read this because Fredrik Backman has become over the last few years one of my favorite authors. I read it now because I thought it was a Christmas story, but it really isn’t. It’s a story for anytime, an allegory about how one lives a life, about the importance of knowing what really counts, a...
November 13, 2017
Love.....Death.....Forgiveness. In THE DEAL OF A LIFETIME, a man looks back on his life....reflects on what he missed....what is truly important, and with the influence of a little girl decides to make a change.Just a short novella, but by Fredrik Backman.....always worth my while.