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The sad truth about happiness

Author: Anne Giardini
Publisher: Oxford : Isis, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : Large print edView all editions and formats
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Maggie's roommate devises questionnaires for women's magazines and she is convinced her newest quiz can predict a person's exact date of death. When Maggie tries the test, she learns that she is scheduled to die before her next birthday - the fact that she has answered "No" to the question "Are you happy?" appears to have shaved decades off her life. It seems that only if Maggie can become happy in her remaining  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Giardini
ISBN: 0753174642 9780753174647 0753174634 9780753174630
OCLC Number: 224863363
Target Audience: Adult.
Description: 336 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Anne Giardini.

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Maggie's roommate devises questionnaires for women's magazines and she is convinced her newest quiz can predict a person's exact date of death. When Maggie tries the test, she learns that she is scheduled to die before her next birthday - the fact that she has answered "No" to the question "Are you happy?" appears to have shaved decades off her life. It seems that only if Maggie can become happy in her remaining months can she perhaps prevent the prediction from coming true. Maggie's life becomes considerably more complicated as her quest for happiness attracts both admirers and challenges. But the true test comes when Maggie finds herself on the run with her sister's newborn son.

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