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Die letzten Tage von Rabbit Hayes

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Erst wenn das Schlimmste eintritt, weißt du, wer dich liebt.
Stell dir vor, du hast nur noch neun Tage. Neun Tage, um über die Flüche deiner Mutter zu lachen. Um die Hand deines Vaters zu halten (wenn er dich lässt). Und deiner Schwester durch ihr Familienchaos zu helfen. Um deinem Bruder den Weg zurück in die Familie zu bahnen. Nur neun Tage, um Abschied zu nehmen von dei
Paperback, 508 pages
Published March 20th 2015 by Rowohlt (first published May 8th 2014)
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Mar 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
this is a gorgeously-layered prolonged gaze at a life lived beautifully and the unfairness of its end.

a novel that takes place in a hospice where a young mother spends her last days saying farewell to her family, most notably her twelve-year-old daughter, might sound unremittingly bleak, until you take into account that this is an irish novelist, and if any culture has a tradition of confronting death with a defiant laugh and the strength of family rallying together, well…

this is daring and br
Angela M
Jun 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Of course , I knew what this book was about and knew from the first page it would be sad but I didn't know how heartbreakingly good it would be . It's not only about dying. This book is about living and about how much people love each other , about a good family and friends who are like family.

I almost immediately felt as if I knew them . McPartlin gets inside their heads and so perfectly conveys their grief and varying abilities to cope with what is happening to Rabbit and with Rabbit trying to
” If you get there before I do, don't give up on me
I'll meet you when my chores are through
I don't know how long I'll be
But I'm not gonna let you down, darling wait and see
And between now and then, 'til I see you again
I'll be loving you
Love, me”

-- Love, Me, Colin Raye, Songwriters: Max Troy Barnes / Donald R Ewing

Mia ‘Rabbit’ Hayes has just turned 40, and her family consists of her parents Jack and Molly, a brother and sister, Davey and Grace, and most importantly, her 12-year-old daughter Jul
Jun 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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"She wasn't angry or even that frustrated. She wasn't scared or worried. She wasn't bitter
or vengeful. She was just sad to leave the people she loved most, especially her
daughter. She had fought for so long, but finally she knew that she couldn't go on."
Rabbit was dying of Cancer.

Looking Back:
Marjorie was Rabbit's best friend since they had been kids.
"Marjorie was very well cared for but there was no warmth in her house. Rabbit's world
was so much brighter, grubbier, and real. In Rabbit's house
Jul 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Bittersweet and touching tale of the last days in the life of a young mother dying of cancer. I know this sounds like a downer of a story and depressing as hell, but it's actually a warm and ultimately uplifting family drama with a cast of strong and memorable characters.

Mia "Rabbit" Hayes' story is told from her own point of view as well as those of her best friend, her twelve-year-old daughter, and family members. The story starts with Rabbit's entry into a hospice facility. In the days that f
Diane S ☔
Jun 14, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The subject of this novel is without doubt a sad one. But, it is much, much more. Not many novels can have you crying on one page and laughing on the next. Also the characters in this novel are wonderful, funny, flawed, trying to figure out who will take Rabbit's twelve yr, old daughter Juliet.

When Rabbit gives in to her strong pain killers and falls asleep, she dreams of her past. Her brother David, the boy she has loved since she was twelve, Johnny and the band. So it is also a beautiful love
Oh boy........This novel has a double whammy, but I like the way Anna McPartlin tells a story.

The reader knows going in, from the book synopsis, that sadness and death is coming, but there is more than one interesting tale to tell during the last 9 days of Rabbit Hayes' life.

Despite being told with a bit of laughter and a ton of love, this is a tough read, (especially if you've lived it), but has an uplifting end to life I pray to be true.

Astrid Langeveld
Apr 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Anna McPartlin werd geboren in Dublin, Ierland in 1972. Als tiener is ze opgegroeid bij haar oom en tante in Kenmare, County Kerry. Ze studeerde marketing voordat ze ging werken als stand-up comedian. Inmiddels heeft ze een succesvolle carrière als auteur opgebouwd en schrijft naast romans ook scenario's voor film en televisie. Haar eerste boek kwam uit in 2006 Pack up the Moon, een roman. De negen dagen van Rabbit Hayes kwam in 2014 uit.
Het boek gaat over een waarheid waar niemand om heen kan:
Jun 12, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is so so sad. If you're going to read it, you need to be armed with a tissue box and a place to read where you feel comfortable crying. You also have to be in the right head space. The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes is exactly what the title says it is. "Rabbit" is 40 years old, is the single mother of a 12 year old daughter, and has parents and and a brother and sister who adore her. And she is in a hospice in the last few days of life dying of cancer. Despite this bleak and sad premise, I ...more
Jan 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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There's a fine line between stories that are sad and stories that are emotionally manipulative. You can deal with sad events in a thoughtful way, or you can just shove them in an audience's face and tell them how sad it is. I tend to really hate when stories fall into that second category, because it just feels so...lowest common denominator. I don't want to be hit over the head with how sad something is. If I'm going to feel sad, I want it to be because I've come to genuinely care about the cha ...more
Apr 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh my goodness, what can I say? This is one of the best books I've ever read. It's filled with such warmth, love, joy and sadness in equal measure. It's a wonderful story about Rabbit Hayes, who has breast cancer, and her loving, raucous, funny family. It warms the heart & is lovely to read especially if you've experienced cancer in your own family.
It reminded me very much of my family when my father was facing his own battle with cancer.
It's definitely a must read & I'll be recommendi
Jun 15, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved this book! Had me laughing and tearing up throughout. Loved the family and friends of Rabbit. Great read... I highly recommend!!
Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

Simultaneously heartbreaking and uplifting, wildly funny and emotionally devastating, The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes is a superb novel from Anna McPartlin.

Forty year old, single mother Mia 'Rabbit' Hayes has bravely fought the ravages of cancer for four years, but now she and her family are forced to face the truth...she has just days left to live. As Rabbit drifts in and out of consciousness in her hospice bed, recalling the most important moments of her youth, her family and friends struggle to
Jun 20, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5/5 stars
I absolutely loved this one
full review
☼♄Jülie 

Very real and confronting, but also insightful.

Thanks to Netgalley and the Publishers for this copy.

Almost reads like a memoir.

Filled to the brim with both sadness and laughter, this story takes us on a journey of a very different kind as we walk in the shoes of Rabbit Hayes after she is diagnosed with Breast Cancer. We see life through her eyes.

Meeting her family and friends along the way, we follow Rabbit's fascinating life journey via her Blog, and learn about her progress from early teens th
Feb 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
De negen dagen van Rabbit Hayes is een traag boek waarbij je van in het begin weet hoe het gaat eindigen. Een vrouw ligt op haar sterfbed. Wat meer kan je verwachten van zo'n boek? Vreemd genoeg zit er humor in, zitten er kleurrijke personages in, zit er een romance in,... Het is een mengeling van de geschiedenis van één familie, van hoe alle leden van die familie hun eigen weg bewandelden en toch op dit ene cruciale moment samen komen als een hechte familie. Traag, maar mooi.

En de persoon die
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cualquier otr@ autor@ hubiera convertido esta historia en un drama de A3 de sábado por la tarde (no, no es un cumplido). Pero Anna McPartlin ha creado una historia preciosa, emotiva, con esos diminutos toques de humor donde toca, con unos personajes adorables y "queribles" desde el minuto uno.
No es una historia fácil, ¿cómo va a serlo con esa sinopsis, con todas esas premisas? Pero es la vida. Y prefiero que me duela a que me deje indiferente. Prefiero arriesgar a dejarla pasar. Son estas las no
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WOW!!! A fantastic read that connects to the very heart and soul of the reader. I am grateful, I am grateful.

For a work of fiction this had the voice of realism and heroism that transcends the subject matter- cancer and dying. And what a fantastic narrative voice – I cried big fat silent tears from the very first to the very last page – don’t get me wrong this is a not a saccharine sweet, over dramatized, over the top, excessively pessimistic story – this is a heart breaking, honest
The warm Irish Hayes family are rallying around Mia Hayes, nicknamed Rabbit, during her final days fighting breast cancer. Although there are heartbreaking moments, there are also times when the three generations of Hayes sit with Rabbit remembering humorous times from the past. It's a bit of an Irish wake while she's still living. There are also tough decisions to make since Rabbit is a single mother to twelve-year-old Juliet (whose father is out of the picture). There are some sweet moments as ...more
Sonja Arlow
3 1/2 stars

For the longest time I walked circles around this book. After all it deals with the last days of a cancer patient. I was worried that it would remind me too much of my own parents struggle with this fucked up disease.

I was right….. but I was also wrong.

Yes, there were moments that hit very close to home. Those brought tears to my eyes. But there was also a lot of humor and the celebration of a life lived well, which made me keep on reading.

All the stages of grief are shown in such a
Tracy Fenton
Mar 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't think anything I write here will do this book justice so all I will say is it is the most moving and charming and exquisite book full of heartbreaking yet wonderfully funny characters and I know that this book will stay with me for a very long time.
Jul 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Von mir aus hätte ich das Buch wohl eher nicht gelesen, aber ich bereue es nicht, es getan zu haben
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ich kann nicht mehr.
Margaret Madden
Mia 'Rabbit' Hayes is on her way to a hospice. She has just days to live and has some memories to re-live, decisions to make and people to say goodbye to. A young single mother, she is not ready to let go and approaches each day with as much gusto as possible. Surrounded by her family and friends, she tries to shelter her daughter, Juliet, from the worst days of her life while also planning for the twelve year old's future. Through a series of memories the reader is brought back to the full life ...more
Jan 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Un coup de coeur. Un roman bouleversant sur l’étape la plus difficile qui soit : la maladie et l’acceptation de la perte d’un proche. Un roman à la fois triste et plein d’espoir dans lequel on se sent bien et qui rend encore plus difficile le fait de tourner la dernière page et de dire adieu à ses personnages. Rabbit et Johnny me manqueront.

Ma chronique :
May 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Una maravilla que ha caído en unas pocas horas. Saber lo que iba a venir no lo hace menos duro, pero es una historia preciosa, sensible, real, divertida, llena de personajes fuertes que a veces no lo son tanto, de relaciones reales y palpables, de amor en todas sus formas. Es de esas historias que no a todo el mundo gusta, pero que son de mis favoritas, de las que me hacen reír mientras estoy llorando, de las que aprietan el alma fuerte y te hacen sonreír a una vida que, en determinados, no deja ...more
Saleh MoonWalker
Sep 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Onvan : The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes - Nevisande : Anna McPartlin - ISBN : 184827193X - ISBN13 : 9781848271937 - Dar 368 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2014
Jul 17, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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3.5 stars. An easy-reading, heartbreaking, laugh out loud story. I adored the characters especially Molly - but even the minor characters were so vividly described. Although very funny at times, it deals with very sad and difficult situations. I loved how the author used dreams to tell the backstory. If you enjoy Marian Keyes, then this is for you.

The Story: Rabbit Hayes is quickly losing the fight with cancer. Originating in her breast, it has now spread to her bones, leaving her completely inc
Jun 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An emotional, funny book about the all-to-real fact of life that we all must pass on at some point in our lives, some sooner than others. Although this book has plenty of illness in it, it also has plenty of good times and hope. Not only for the future of our loved ones, but what may come for us on the other side. I loved the characters and their conversations. I laughed at times, I cried at times. Illness touches this book throughout, but that's real life. I'm so thankful for my health!

And than
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Anna McPartlin was born in 1972.

Anna’s debut novel Pack Up The Moon was published in January 2006, it went on to be a best seller both here and abroad.

Since then Anna’s written three more novels, So What If I’m Broken being her latest work. She’s also written School Run, a TV comedy-drama for TV3 which was nominated for both an IFTA and a TV award. Anna’s books are published in Ireland, Germany, A
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