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Before I Go
Before I Go | Colleen Oakley
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A People and US Weekly Pick An impressive featan immensely entertaining, moving, and believable read (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), this debut novel in the bestselling tradition of P.S. I Love You revolves around a young woman with breast cancer who undertakes a mission to find a new wife for her husband before she passes away. Twenty-seven-year-old Daisy already beat breast cancer four years ago. How can this be happening to her again? On the eve of what was supposed to be a triumphant Cancerversary with her husband Jack to celebrate four years of being cancer-free, Daisy suffers a devastating blow: her doctor tells her that the cancer is back, but this time its an aggressive stage four diagnosis. She may have as few as four months left to live. Death is a frightening prospectbut not because shes afraid for herself. Shes terrified of what will happen to her brilliant but otherwise charmingly helpless husband when shes no longer there to take care of him. Its this fear that keeps her up at night, until she stumbles on the solution: she has to find him another wife. With a singular determination, Daisy scouts local parks and coffee shops and online dating sites looking for Jacks perfect match. But the further she gets on her quest, the more she questions the sanity of her plan. As the thought of her husband with another woman becomes all too real, Daisys forced to decide whats more important in the short amount of time she has left: her husbands happinessor her own?
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Before I Go | Colleen Oakley
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“‘An impressive feat…an immensely entertaining, moving, and believable read‘ (Atlanta Journal-Constitution), this debut novel in the bestselling tradition of P.S. I Love You revolves around a young woman with breast cancer who undertakes a mission to find a new wife for her husband before she passes away.” #breastcancerawarenessmonth #spooktober

Eggs Wow sounds like a tough read 😭 2mo
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Reviewsbylola
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#howfarillgo #maymoviemagic

Daisy is only in her 20s, but she has learned that her 2nd bout of cancer is terminal. She takes it upon herself to find a new wife for her husband before she dies.

This has been compared to PS I Love You, which is why I read it. I gave this one five stars, which speaks for itself.

Cinfhen It sounds REALLY sad. 2/4 sister in laws are breast cancer survivors, I don‘t think I could read this book. A bit too close to home 😔 7mo
rohit-sawant This sounds heartbreaking. Loved PS I Love You so stacking this. 7mo
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Tracylynn1177
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Oakley's first novel takes on the big three...life, death, and love...and she does so with just the right mixture of humor, sarcasm, and seriousness. She really makes you think about how you would spend your days if you knew you were dying and to what end you would go to in order to make sure the ones you love and leave behind are taken care of. Great characters and an interesting plot. Just be prepared to cry!!!!

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beyondbookish
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A little poetry for April! 😀📚🙂

MaleficentBookDragon I ❤️ spine poetry. 3y
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Jessnoice
Before I Go | Colleen Oakley
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Gag me. This book is nothing but overly sentimental garbage. Why is it romantic to be married to a man child who can't make canned soup or pick up his dirty clothes? In what world does a dying woman really agonize over finding her husband a new wife while forbidding him to accompany her to her brain surgery? I hated everything about this book. I only finished it because I was listening to the version narrated by Rebecca Lowman. She's amazing.

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Jessnoice
Before I Go | Colleen Oakley

This time she compared the food in her fridge to school children who have had assigned seats all year but have been given free reign at the end of the semester. I really don't know why I'm still listening to this one. It's depressing and the writing is horrible.

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Jessnoice
Before I Go | Colleen Oakley

Ok not a metaphor this time, but she just used the same caulk= cock joke twice in 2 chapters. Inexcusable.

BookishMarginalia 😳😱 3y
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Jessnoice
Before I Go | Colleen Oakley

This book is terrible! I have no idea how I'll get through it. I'm going to start documenting all my favorite similes and metaphors. 1) "All the air was sucked from the room as if someone had said Voldemort in the middle of Hogwarts." What?!

sprainedbrain Oh my... 😳 3y
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basic881239
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Beautiful writing that will hit everyone at this point. It's the kind of love I want but might be scared to find. Colleen Oakley did a fantastic job of reaching in and touching the heart.

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theladygreer
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Today's #getindie shout-out goes to the amazing FoxTale Book Shoppe in Atlanta, GA (where I picked up this gem, Before I Go, which had me sobbing on the plane home.) The ladies who run the place are smart, sassy, charming, and devoted to books. Love ya, Foxes!

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Victoriahoperose
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If you like the sad stories, this was a good one. Definitely sad, but an interesting story. Didn't love the characters, but it was still hard to put down.

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Victoriahoperose
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"I fell anger bubbling up inside of me like a bottle of Dr Pepper that's been rolling around the floorboard of a car - just waiting for the top to be taken off so it can burst free from its confined plastic."

MrBook Wow, that's a good one. 😊👍🏻 3y
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Marla
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As a breast cancer survivor myself, at times this book was a little hard to read. I cried through parts of it. Very well written. I would recommend this just make sure to have a tissue near.

LauraBrook Congratulations on being a survivor! My mom is a breast cancer survivor too - would you recommend this to her? She's been cancer free for a year and a half now, and I'm always trying to find books (fiction or non fiction) that could help her mentally heal. Thanks! 4y
Marla This one is about a woman who died from the cancer and is trying to find a replacement for her husband. It might be a little hard for her to read after just a year. I'm 9 years out. 4y
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intothehallofbooks
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This book was heartbreaking, sure, but more than anything I appreciated the honesty in this character's thought process throughout the progression of her disease: she loved her husband and worried for him after her death. And she didn't want to die.

I loved this one. Made me think quite a bit.

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intothehallofbooks
Before I Go | Colleen Oakley
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I thought I'd read a chapter or two before going to sleep but right now I'm sitting in my bed in the dark with my book light and I CANNOT STOP READING THIS.