Five Days by Douglas Kennedy: second chances
Bestselling novelist Douglas Kennedy has just come out with his eleventh novel. It's called Five Days, and it explores life's regrets - and second chances.
The story takes place in Maine, where 42-year-old Laura has spent her whole life. She works as a hospital radiographer, but she's finding herself less able to ignore the daily reminders of her own mortality. Her husband is out of work and is emotionally withdrawn. Her son is in college and her daughter will leave home soon. And she's questioning her choices in life.
Then, at a five-day medical conference, she meets a man, they connect, and she's faced with the kind of life she might have had.
Douglas Kennedy's previous work has been translated into 22 languages. He lives part-time in Montreal.