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A heart-wrenching debut novel in the bestselling tradition of P.S. I Love You about a young woman with terminal cancer who undertakes a mission to find a new wife for her husband.

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Colleen Oakley is an Atlanta-based writer. Her articles, essays, and interviews have been featured in The New York Times, Ladies' Home Journal, Marie Claire, Women's Health, Redbook, Parade, and Martha Stewart Weddings. Before she was a freelance writer, Colleen was editor-in-chief of Women's Health & Fitness and senior editor at Marie Claire. Before I Go is her debut novel. Find out more at www.colleenoakley.com

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A funny, moving and tear-jerking love story. * The Sun *
Colleen Oakley's debut deftly balances sorrow with laughs and compassion. * Us Weekly *
Before I Go brings humour and authenticity to a heart-wrenching journey. * Sunday Age *
Author Oakley has set herself a tricky balancing act here, blending a comic sensibility with the depth and poignancy her subject requires. She pulls it off. * People Magazine *
Colleen Oakley takes on the big three - life, death,and love - and delivers a jewel. Before I Go absolutely glows with humor, wit, and compassion. I adore Oakley's fresh voice and could hardly bear for the book to end. -- Lynn Cullen, author of the bestselling Mrs. Poe
In Before I Go, Oakley address the oft-asked question: if you only had six months to live, what would you do? In her deft hands, what could easily turn maudlin becomes a funny and insightful journey with Daisy, and the love of her life, Jack. If you loved Jojo Moyes' Me Before You, this book is for you. * Catherine McKenzie, bestselling author of Hidden and Forgotten *
Oakley expertly tugs at the heartstrings with well-rounded characters and a liberal dose of gallows humor. * Publishers Weekly *
Highly recommended for laugh-out-loud fans and the tearjerker set. * Library Journal *
Before I Go is a big-hearted tale, with a fresh take on a woman grappling with the inevitable. The characters are approachable, full of wit and humor and - above all else - touching sincerity. * Suzanne Ridell, author of The Other Typist *

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