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Three letters. Two mistakes. One Last chance.
When Jennifer Cole is told she has three months to live she decides to write three letters sharing the desires, fears and frustrations she has always kept to herself. And at first she finds that telling the truth makes her feel free and liberated.

But three months later, Jennifer’s secrets are alive and out in the world . . . and so is she. As she discovers, sometimes the truth has a way of surprising you . . .

Life & Other Happy Endings was previously published as Death & Other Happy Endings

‘Brilliantly funny and thought-provoking – an absolute joy’ Rosie Walsh, author of The Man Who Didn’t Call

‘I LOVE this book! It is full of heart and hope’ Cathy Kelly Cathy Kelly

***** ‘Incredibly funny and immensely moving.’

***** ‘I couldn’t put this book down. Witty, touching and uplifting with a plot full of twists and turns.’
***** ‘This book was like a breath of fresh air from start to finish.’

© Melanie Cantor 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2021

Critics Review

  • Brilliantly funny and thought-provoking–an absolute joy.

    Rosie Walsh
  • I LOVE this book! It is full of heart and hope.

    Cathy Kelly
  • Quirky, funny and hugely readable, this is a story about the power of friendship and sisterhood, as well as love and loss.

    Fabulous
  • This novel is going to provoke the most brilliant conversations around the water coolers!

    Badass Women, Talk Radio
  • Without doubt Melanie Cantor’s Death and Other Happy Endings should be at the top of your summer reading list. This book is full of life and hope…A rollicking page turner.

    Melanie Sykes, BEST Recommended Summer Reads

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