The Big Finish

The Big Finish

eBook - 2020
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"An unlikely friendship between a curmudgeonly old man and a desperate young woman delivers a funny and uplifting message about the power of human connection and how it's never too late to be the person you wanted to be. Eighty-eight-year-old Duffy Sinclair wants the last leg of his bachelor life to be strictly predictable, so Centennial Assisted Living is perfect: low-sodium meals, off-key sing-alongs, and the company of his best pal and roommate, Carl. It may not sound like much, but compared to the piss-smelling, roach-infested nursing home down the road, Centennial is paradise. There's only one problem: Carl's estranged granddaughter, Josie, has just clambered through their bedroom window. Though she claims it's a well-intentioned visit, her bare feet and black eye say otherwise. Carl begs Duffy to let her stay--she's all that's left of his family. But hiding her means risking eviction, and Duffy would rather die than move, just like he would rather die than fall off the wagon again. That's why when he sniffs out Josie's alcoholic tendencies, he has no choice but to go against Carl's wishes and chase her off. But before Duffy knows it, Josie's heartfelt plight has won him over, and he finds himself risking everything he has left to save his newfound family and discover what it really means to live"--
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2020
ISBN: 9781984804952
Characteristics: text file, rda
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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JCLKellyD Dec 10, 2020

If you are looking for a fun and entertaining audiobook, I highly recommend The Big Finish. The narrator, Mark Bramhall, is so good! He’s gruff and old-a perfect Duffy. I laughed out loud many times and felt connected to Duffy and Carl. There’s lots of action and dialogue. The relationships between the characters as they live out the final years of their lives is touching but so funny!

Nov 25, 2020

What a story about aging, life experiences, knowledge, forgiveness and nursing homes and the lives lived there

Sep 25, 2020

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JCLKarynH Sep 15, 2020

One of four books being discussed in the library's fall 2020 online book groups. The Big Finish is a bittersweet book about friendship, family, secrets, abandonment, addiction and redemption. Duffy Sinclair is a proud new card carrying member of the charming curmudgeon club with a unique and hilarious point-of-view. Get ready for a roller coaster ride of emotions.


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