Long time no read? Today I would like to present to you my review of Andrea Lechner-Becker’s debut novel, Sixty Days Left. This novel read deals with the decision of assisted suicide following diagnosis of cancer and how the leading character, Willow, decides to spend her last days. Preview the official synopsis below and click the book cover to access my review!
Almost 40% of Americans will receive a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime. Small town Willow rarely found herself on the right side of the odds. And so, at thirty, her six-months-to-live terminal diagnosis seemed almost fateful. Now, she has two months to reconcile decades of tragedy, from a toxic marriage to growing up with her Vietnam veteran father, all while navigating a transition from Wyoming’s wide-open high desert to Portland’s hipster oddities.
Refreshingly honest and intimate, Willow’s reflective and poetic diary entries countdown her last sixty days as she shares her history in lost love, denied dreams and a surprisingly uplifting lesson for the living. With heart and soul, this debut novel explores the taboo topic of life on the threshold of death’s door.