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When You Read This - Mary Adkins
When You Read This
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Iris Massey is gone. But she’s left something behind. For four years, Iris Massey worked side by side with PR maven Smith Simonyi, helping clients perfect their brands. But Iris has died, taken by terminal illness at only thirty-three. Adrift without his friend and colleague, Smith is... show more
Iris Massey is gone.
But she’s left something behind.

For four years, Iris Massey worked side by side with PR maven Smith Simonyi, helping clients perfect their brands. But Iris has died, taken by terminal illness at only thirty-three. Adrift without his friend and colleague, Smith is surprised to discover that in her last six months, Iris created a blog filled with sharp and often funny musings on the end of a life not quite fulfilled. She also made one final request: for Smith to get her posts published as a book. With the help of his charmingly eager, if overbearingly forthright, new intern Carl, Smith tackles the task of fulfilling Iris’s last wish.

Before he can do so, though, he must get the approval of Iris’ big sister Jade, an haute cuisine chef who’s been knocked sideways by her loss. Each carrying their own baggage, Smith and Jade end up on a collision course with their own unresolved pasts and with each other.

Told in a series of e-mails, blog posts, online therapy submissions, text messages, legal correspondence, home-rental bookings, and other snippets of our virtual lives, When You Read This is a deft, captivating romantic comedy—funny, tragic, surprising, and bittersweet—that candidly reveals how we find new beginnings after loss.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780062834676 (0062834673)
Pages no: 384
Edition language: English
Category:
Literary Fiction
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milkysilvermoon
milkysilvermoon rated it
4.0 Weblog einer Todgeweihten
Mit nur 33 Jahren ist Iris Massey innerhalb kurzer Zeit an Krebs gestorben. Smith Simonyi, der Inhaber einer New Yorker PR-Agentur, vermisst seine ehemalige Mitarbeiterin sehr. Noch immer schreibt er ihr E-Mails, denn er hat mit dem Tod seiner früheren Assistentin zu kämpfen. Zu allem Überfluss läuf...
fromfirstpagetolast
fromfirstpagetolast rated it
Iris has died. Aged 33, she found she had lung cancer and was given only months to live. During her last few months she writes a blog about dying. Her final wishes are that her boss, PR executive Smith, publish the blog. First though Smith has to persuade Iris’ sister Jade. I’ll admit at first I w...
A Man With A Spooky Agenda
A Man With A Spooky Agenda rated it
3.5 When You Read This by Mary Adkins
Iris Massey, having been given a terminal diagnosis, blogs her meditations on life and existence, on everything she's leaving behind. After her death her sister and her close friend kindle a relationship. An unusual epistolary novel, 'When You Read This' uses diagrams, e-mails, texts, and ad-copy...
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