Something to live for
Roper, Richard, author.

Something to live for

Roper, Richard, author.


Personal Author
Roper, Richard, author.

Publication Information
London : Orion Books, 2019.

Physical Description
346 pages ; 24 cm.

General Note
Also published as: How not to die alone. New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, 2019.

Andrew's day-to-day is a little grim, searching for next of kin for those who die alone. Thankfully, he has a loving family waiting for him when he gets home, to help wash the day's cares away. At least, that's what his coworkers believe. Andrew didn't mean for the misunderstanding to happen, yet he's become trapped in his own white lie. The fantasy of his wife and two kids has become a pleasant escape from his lonely one bedroom with only his Ella Fitzgerald records for company. But when new employee Peggy breezes into his life like a breath of fresh air, Andrew is shaken out of his routine. She doesn't notice the wall he's been safely hiding behind and their friendship promises to break it down. Andrew must choose: Does he tell the truth and start really living his life, but risk losing his friendship with Peggy? Or will he stay safe and alone, behind the façade? How Not to Die Alone is about the importance of taking a chance in those moments when we have the most to lose. Sharp and funny, warm and real, it's the kind of big-hearted story we all need.

Subject Term
Loneliness -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Truthfulness and falsehood -- Fiction.

Humorous fiction.


LibraryMaterial TypeShelf NumberLibrary
EppingBookF ROPEEppingAdult Fiction
Wentworth PointBookF ROPEWentworth PointAdult Fiction