A Parting Gift by Ben Erickson

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Josh is 17 years old when he is enlisted to help an old man write his memoirs. Beautifully evoking ordinary life, A Parting Gift explores such fundamental puzzles as how to live one's life, the reason for existence and the nature of God.

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Published May 19, 2000 by Grand Central Publishing. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Josh is intrigued by such truisms as ""Life is a mystery"" or ""Never confuse knowledge with wisdom,"" but when Davis insists that Josh follow his dream of being a writer, Josh is afraid to confront his ambitions.

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