The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes

The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes

Book - 2015
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Here is a truth that can't be escaped: for Mia "Rabbit" Hayes, life is coming to an end. Rabbit Hayes loves her life, ordinary as it is, and the extraordinary people in it. She loves her spirited daughter, Juliet; her colorful, unruly family; the only man in her big heart, Johnny Faye. But it turns out the world has other plans for Rabbit, and she's okay with that. Because she has plans for the world too, and only a handful of days left to make them happen.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2015
ISBN: 9781250058249
1250058244
Characteristics: 362 p. ; 25 cm

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Lynn62
May 30, 2017

If you need a good cry then this is the book for you, but be prepared to laugh through your tears, especially if you like Irish lit

JCLDebbieF Jan 18, 2017

Mia, "Rabbit", Hayes is a fighter and the very heart of her adoring family. But so is the cancer that is slowly taking over her body. However, Rabbit refuses to acknowledge that her diagnosis has just rapidly plummeted or share the news with her 12 year old daughter, Juliet. Neither one of them is ready to say goodbye. Rabbit's family is amazing, particularly her strong tough Irish "Mammy" Molly, who fights like a tiger for her daughter's life. Rabbit's father, Jack, and her siblings Grace and Davey are believably drawn characters. At times, the imminent loss of Rabbit threatens to push the family apart , but the reminder of how lucky they are to have each other to love quickly pulls them back together.

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becker
Mar 06, 2016

This book is sad, pretty much from the opening chapter, but it is much much more than that. Rabbit Hayes is checking into a hospice with stage 4 cancer and this is the multi-layered story about how her parents, her siblings, her daughter and her best friend come to grips with the fact that Rabbit is going to die. It is a lovely story about life and family and the way we connect uniquely to different people in our lives. The end is naturally very sad but it is also calm and hopeful. It was an emotionally exhausting but very satisfying read. I would recommend it.

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