Tune in to Simon Mayo’s Drivetime Book Club on Radio 2 to hear about The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin, which is the Book Club choice for Monday January 12th
The book is about Mia ‘Rabbit’ Hayes who is a fighter, and the heart of her adoring, chaotic family. The cancer that’s slowly taken over her body may be resolute, but Rabbit is stubborn too – she will not acknowledge that her diagnosis has just rapidly plummeted, or share this news with her 12-year-old daughter, Juliet. It would mean the beginning of saying goodbye, and neither is ready for that just yet. As Rabbit’s family rally round her, armed with black humour and relentless optimism, they can see she’s fading away. Soon the truth is clutching at them all: that against every fierce hope and heartfelt instinct, they will have to let her go
About the Author
Anna McPartlin is a novelist and scriptwriter. The Last Days Of Rabbit Hayes is her sixth novel. Her previous incarnations as a stand-up comedian left an indelible mark. Anna lives in Wicklow with her husband and animals.
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