Fredrik Backman
The Deal of a Lifetime
September 01, 2019 Comments.. 367
The Deal of a Lifetime Fredrik Backman In this short story enhanced with beautiful illustrations, the 1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown delivers an insightful and poignant tale about finding out what is truly important in life.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 thatIn this short story enhanced with beautiful illustrations, the 1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown delivers an insightful and poignant tale about finding out what is truly important in life.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 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.. The Deal of a Lifetime In this short story enhanced with beautiful illustrations the New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown delivers an insightful and poignant tale about finding out what is t
  • Title: The Deal of a Lifetime
  • Author: Fredrik Backman
  • ISBN: 9781501193491
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Hardcover
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    1. Chelsea Humphrey says:

      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 reader of Backman I ve become accustomed to staying perched on my toes you never quite know what you ll be getting when you step into his version of reality Will it be the whimsical, heartwarming atmosphere of A Man C [...]

    2. Deanna says:

      My reviews can also be seen at deesradreadsandreviews.wordprI 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 and goes into quite a bit of detail I was definitely pulled in from the very first line and enjoyed the story, but just felt a bit like that s it when it was over I knew the book was going to be short 96 pages but I wa [...]

    3. Elyse says:

      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 BlackmanBIG TIME FANSME TOO So I m thinkingGUT HONEST HERE It s my opinion it would be easier to give this book 5 stars if you didn t pay for itBUT I DON T think I would haved I LOVE BACKMANThis story drove me deep into my thoughts a little odd aware of the sadness but for much of this short story I [...]

    4. Susanne Strong says:

      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 Twitter and Facebook on 11.6.17.

    5. Mischenko says:

      You can read all of my reviews readrantrockandroll 2017 I read two books by Fredrik Backman this year and enjoyed them both When I saw The Deal of a Lifetime floating around on , the cover and author sent me right into an impulse buy and I used an Audible credit to purchase it I didn t even read the blurb and assumed I was purchasing a Christmas read It turned out to be very different from what I expected and my review below might contain something you consider a spoiler if you want to go in com [...]

    6. Julie says:

      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 before Christmas, I wouldn t have had any problems working it into my schedule In fact, I would have pushed it to the top of the pile, no matter how short or long it was But, I missed any and all ad campaig [...]

    7. Cheri says:

      3.5 Stars 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 different A different slice of life, Poignant, bittersweet, introspective, and yes, charming, but in the darker slice of life way, still, look beneath, and you ll find Backman A story that examines the value of [...]

    8. Linda says:

      Maybe you will find this to be a strange story, I don t knowAnyway, this is the story Thank you for taking the time to read it With love,Fredrik Backman 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 charging me 18 for a not much than a hardcover greeting card I ve received birthday cards that stirred emotions within me than The Deal of a Lifetime Plus, that title was like pouring salt in a wound I cannot belie [...]

    9. Angela M says:

      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, about love Moving in many ways, what we have come to expect from Backman Recommended to all, but especially Backman fans A very short review, I know but this piece of writing, described as a novella seems e [...]

    10. Carol says:

      LoveDeathForgiveness In THE DEAL OF A LIFETIME, a man looks back on his lifeflects 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.ways worth my while.

    11. Reading.Between.Wines says:

      5 because what else would I rate this I mean really.My reviews and maybe some other random thoughts can also be seen at readingbetweenwinessite.wordp____________________________________________________________I honestly don t think there is anyone that can make me cry like Fredrik Backman can This teeny tiny 65 page novella gave me ALL the feels I love his short stories with their beautiful illustrations and the gut wrenching lessons Backman is by far one of my favorite authors and I will read a [...]

    12. Carol says:

      Some food for thought and perfect for the holiday season Short but introspective Beautiful cover art and many uplifting reviews from my GR friends led me to this one May each reader take what they will from this novella Fredrik Backman is special and does not cease to amaze me.

    13. Maxwell says:

      Not my favorite of Backman s work, honestly, but it was a sweet, quick read.

    14. Annet says:

      This is a short story about what you would be prepared to sacrifice in order to save a lifeMay very well be the last book I finish the year Mmm not quite know how to rate Story is out of the box, weird, emotional Drawings, especially the double page ones, are beautiful It just didn t get to me as much as Beartown or Ove Three stars therefore He is definitely an interesting writer, Fredrik Backman Interested in the two books in his work I still need to read, maybe in 2018

    15. Victoria says:

      Since this is a short book, I shall sum up my feelings in short poetry form Allegorical,Yet missing the Backman warmth I am left bereft.

    16. Diane S ☔ says:

      Not too much to say about this A very short novella, with a warm ending and a poignant realization along the way An adult fable, if you will, pictures and all Nice heartwarming story and a quick readC from Edelweiss.

    17. Sheri says:

      An introspective fable reflecting on the choices we make and the differences in people This is a perfect fit for the upcoming holidays The Christmas season is a time for caring and sharing, giving and receiving, friendship and fellowship Often during this time of year we find ourselves considering what we value and what others value We consider who we are, and what we will leave behind.We all long for that which we don t have To go back and make better choices, make up for our mistakes, choose a [...]

    18. Britany says:

      Got this gem as a Christmas present and started listening to it on my drive to see my family on Christmas day It finished right as I was pulling into their driveway and the tears were just drying in my eyes Though it is short, it is mighty.A short story told about an absent father making a deal for the greater good The tiny nuances are what stood out for me the gray sweater, the red thread, the city as it appeared Backman is such a gifted storyteller and I could just picture him writing this as [...]

    19. Jennifer says:

      That was fast On audio, this short story is approximately 45 minutes long at regular playback speedwhich is about 23 minutes for me lol I do not have time for slow narration so I crank that baby up Overall, The Deal of a Lifetime was a likable story about so many things but mainly it provides perspective about what the ultimate sacrifice might look like The author suggests it s so easy to say you would give your life for something or someone but is anyone actually selfless enough in our human co [...]

    20. Connor says:

      My Video Review youtu Ztz406kJxRMNov 1, 2017 I read this one time through, but I can tell there s to get out of it that I didn t pick up on I m rereading this today, and I ll rate it after an immediate reread Nov 1, 2017 Reread 1 I definitely think I got a ton out of this the second time around and pulled out a lot of great messages The ending is very ambiguous, but it allows you to pull different things out of the novella by thinking about the story from different view points if that makes se [...]

    21. *TANYA* says:

      Lightening fast read I love this author, I wanted this to be a longer novel not a novella.

    22. Stephanie Anze says:

      The only thing of value on Earth is time One second will always be a second, there s no negotiating with that A man writes a letter to his son on Christmas Eve He tells him he has taken a life but before he can tell him whose, he has to tell him why A noted personality, this man found success in business but all his achievements came at a steep price and its time to pay up.Fredrik Backman does not dissapoint I actually planned on reading this novella around Christmas but the book did not arrive [...]

    23. Fictionophile says:

      Fredrik Backman never disappoints, but he may pull at your heartstrings than a littleHe begins the story in this way Does it make a difference if I killed a good person A loved person A valuable life If it was a child The novella features two cancer patients in hospital A five year old girl, and a grown man with an adult son.The little girl is stoic in the way that only sweet, innocent children can be The man faces his prognosis filled with reminiscences and regrets All his life he wanted to be [...]

    24. Peter Monn says:

      This is my first of his stories It lived up to what I imagined although a very sad holiday story I ll post a full review on my booktube channel at Youtube peterlikesbooks

    25. abby says:

      Death comes in the form of a middle aged woman, wearing a hand knit sweater and carrying a folder A folder of names.Pretty heavy stuff for a Christmas tale, but this is also a story of a gift The idea of exchanging one life for another, forgiveness, and redemption.This is a short story Half of the listed pages is an excerpt of Beartown, and a full quarter of what s left is illustrations that frankly serve little purpose As a short story, it s good It s the kind of enjoyable, ultimately heartwarm [...]

    26. Kelli says:

      I kind of wish I was married to this guya guy who pens a short story about the meaning of time while sitting on the floor watching his wife and children sleep Seriously This man is thoughtful and introspective, and he seems to understand what is truly important He also wrote my favorite fiction of 2017, Beartown In terms of this novella, it will probably mean different things to different people 3 stars for me.

    27. Laysee says:

      Time, like an ever rolling stream, Bears all its sons away They fly forgotten, as a dream Dies at the opening day Isaac WattsThe Deal of a Lifetime calls to mind Isaac Watt s lyrics to one of my favourite hymns In this novella, time is the overarching theme How do we redeem the time we have while we still have it A precocious 5 year old girl knew she had no time left She was dying of cancer, her fears muted only through colouring activities A 45 year old man, in the same hospital, knew he had us [...]

    28. Toni says:

      Live your life like it s the last day, every day That s the basic message of this short little book Don t take anything for granted, spend time with your family, your spouse and kids before life is over Make time for simple pleasures Enjoy every moment.

    29. ♥ Sandi ❣ says:

      4 starsA short novella about a father and his son Having not been there for his son, the father finally regrets that and wants to make amends The ending is open ended, but the story has that fuzzy warm feeling to it No names are used throughout the book An easy, short poignant read A good example of the reason why Backman has become such a popular novelist.

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