The Deal of a Lifetime

The Deal of a Lifetime

In this short story enhanced with beautiful illustrations, the bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown delivers an insightful and poignant tale about finding out what is truly important in life.

A father and a son are seeing each other for the first time in years. The father has a story to share before it’s too late. He tells his son about a courageous little girl lying in a hospital bed a few miles away. 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 he talks about this plucky little girl, the father also reveals more about himself: his triumphs in business, his failures as a parent, his past regrets, his hopes for the future.

Now, on a cold winter’s night, the father has been given an unexpected chance to do something remarkable that could change the destiny of a little girl he hardly knows. But before he can make the deal of a lifetime, he must find out what his own life has actually been worth, and only his son can reveal that answer.

With humor and compassion, Fredrik Backman’s The Deal of a Lifetime reminds us that life is a fleeting gift, and our legacy rests in how we share that gift with others.

Title:The Deal of a Lifetime
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781501193491
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    The Deal of a Lifetime Reviews

  • Chelsea Humphrey

    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...

  • Elyse  Walters

    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 ...

  • Deanna

    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...I 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...

  • jessica

    i love this time of year. its a time of kindness and warmth and giving. its a time that makes me believe in hope and humanity. its a time that reminds us what is truly important in life. and i would l...

  • Mischenko

    You can read all of my reviews @ https://readrantrockandroll.com/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 Goodr...

  • Susanne  Strong

    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 rea...

  • Julie

    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 seaso...

  • Cheri

    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 ...

  • Sheri

    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 a...

  • Linda

    "Maybe you will find this to be a strange story, I don't know...Anyway, this is the story. Thank you for taking the time to read it. With love, Fredrik Backman"Dear Mr. Backman,I purchased and read a...