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The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride Kindle Edition
#1 Amazon Bestseller Coming of Age, Literary Fiction, and Biographical Literary Fiction
Maxy Awards "Book of the Year"
"An emotional story that will leave readers meditating on the life-saving magic of kindness." -IndieReader
With all his family and friends gone, one-hundred-year-old Murray McBride is looking for a reason to live. He finds it in Jason Cashman, a ten-year-old boy with a terminal heart defect and a list of five things he wants to do before he dies. Together, they race against the limited time each has left, ticking off wishes one by one. Along the way, Murray remembers what it's like to be young, and Jason fights for the opportunity to grow old. But when tragedy strikes, their worlds are turned upside-down, and an unexpected gift is the only thing that can make Jason's final wish come true.
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What's Being Said About Joe Siple's Writing:
"I have one chapter left to go, but it was after breaking down in complete tears from reading this amazing book out loud." –James R. Cheatham, audio narrator for The Green House
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#1 Amazon Bestselling Author & Maxy Awards Book of the Year Winner
Joe Siple is a television sportscaster turned novelist and speaker. He is now a #1 Bestselling author in several countries and winner of multiple awards. Joe was recently featured on the Heard it Through the Rosevine podcast. He currently lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters.
All Available Titles:
- The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride (Award Winning Literary Fiction)
- The Final Wish of Mr. Murray McBride (Sequel)
- Charlie Fightmaster and the Search for Perfect Harmony (Heartwarming Sports Fiction)
- The Town with No Roads (Tale of Forgiveness & Redemption)
- The Last Dogs (Middle Grade Classic)
About the Author
- ASIN : B07B8H8ZVW
- Publisher : Black Rose Writing; 1st edition (May 17, 2018)
- Publication date : May 17, 2018
- Language : English
- File size : 906 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 235 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #6,565 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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On meeting Jason, MC Bride befriends Jason (seems there are legitimate channels by which he could do this without being considered a pervert) and finds reason to live: to help Jason fulfil his bucket list of boy things that he would like to do before the inevitable claims him.
There is, of course, quite the generation gap: Mc Bride is not at home with the Net and he finds the manners of his new buddy quite obnoxious a lot of the time. But a deep rapport builds between them, enough so that MC Bride abets with Jason in his plan to star in his own championship game.
It is perhaps a foregone conclusion that things
do start to go wrong, as MC Bride's capabilities as such an old man get called more and more into question. Mc Bride gets the reader routing for him as the underdog in dealing with a difficult father, estranged grandson, and finally more authorities with the Best Interests of both child and geriatric in mind, however spirited each might be.
All very heart- warming stuff. My main quibble, however, is with the ending. Is is just me, or isn't the ending somewhat pathological? The little boy gets a heart at the 11th Hour, but only at the expense of the tragedy that facilitates this? At the very least, it did seem a little pat.
Those who enjoy human dramas with bittersweet endings should, however, be delighted with this story.
I gave up the story less than half way through which is annoying because at £4.99 it was very dear.