by Nikki Erlick
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Pub Date 07 Jul 2022 | Archive Date 20 Jul 2022
HarperCollins Publishers Australia, The Borough Press
‘GRIPPING AND POIGNANT’ RUTH HOGAN, bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things
‘CLEVER AND ENTERTAINING’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
‘A THOUGHT-PROVOKING READ’ PRIMAEight ordinary people. One extraordinary choice.
It seems like just another morning.
Around the world, people wake up, check the news, open the front door.
On every doorstop is a box. Inside that box is the exact number of years that person has left to live.
Whether they open it or hide it under their bed, each person must learn to live in this new world: a couple who thought they didn’t have to rush their life together, a doctor who cannot save himself from his own fate, best friends whose dreams are forever entwined, and a politician whose box becomes the powder keg that ultimately changes everything…
Enchanting and deeply uplifting, The Measure is a sweeping, ambitious and invigorating story about family, friendship, hope and destiny that encourages us to live life to the fullest.
‘EXAMINES THE BIG LIFE AND DEATH QUESTIONS IN A CLEVER AND, DARE WE SAY IT, ENTERTAINING WAY’ WOMAN & HOME
‘INTRIGUING’ WOMAN’S WEEKLY
‘LIFE-AFFIRMING’ CHRISTINA DALCHER, bestselling author of Vox
‘DESPITE ITS CHILLING PREMISE, ERLICK’S NOVEL IS AN ESCAPE FROM — RATHER THAN A WINDOW INTO — OUR OWN TERRIFYING REALITY’ NEW YORK TIMES
‘COMPELLING AND HEART-BREAKING’ Bridget Collins, bestselling author of The Binding
'A SHARP LENS FOR REAL-WORLD PROBLEMS' DAILY MAIL
‘A HEARTFELT PARABLE FOR OUR OWN UNPRECEDENTED TIMES’ Laurie Frankel, bestselling author of One Two Three
‘BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED AND HUGELY IMAGINATIVE’ Claire North
‘BRILLIANT – I COULDN’T STOP READING’ Christina Sweeney-Baird
‘UTTERLY ORIGINAL AND WONDERFULLY MYSTERIOUS’ Jessica Anya Blau, author of Mary Jane
Freya Sampson, author of The Last Chance Library
‘AN IRRESISTIBLE HOOK AND A STRONG EMOTIONAL HEART’
Luke Allnutt, author of We Own the Sky