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The Big Finish

(2020)
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One of Goodreads Top 25 Feel-Good and Escapist Books to Read in Quarantine as seen in USA Today

“[A] funny, winning debut.”—People

“Delightfully quirky and endearing…an absolute pleasure to read!”—#1 New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin

Meet Duffy, an old curmudgeon who lives in an assisted living home.


Meet Josie, a desperate young woman who climbs through his window.

Together, they’re going to learn it’s never too late—or too early—to change your ways.

For Duffy Sinclair, life boils down to one simple thing: maintaining his residence at the idyllic Centennial Assisted Living. Without it, he’s destined for the roach-infested nursing home down the road—and after wasting the first eighty-eight years of his life, he refuses to waste away for the rest. So, he keeps his shenanigans to the bare minimum with the help of his straight-laced best friend and roommate, Carl Upton.

But when Carl’s granddaughter Josie climbs through their bedroom window with booze on her breath and a black eye, Duffy’s faced with trouble that’s sticking around and hard to hide—from Centennial’s management and Josie’s toxic boyfriend. Before he knows it, he’s running a covert operation that includes hitchhiking and barhopping.

He might as well write himself a one-way ticket to the nursing home…or the morgue. Yet Duffy’s all in. Because thanks to an unlikely friendship that becomes fast family—his life doesn’t boil down the same anymore. Not when he finally has a chance to leave a legacy.

In a funny, insightful, and life-affirming debut, Brooke Fossey delivers an unflinching look at growing old, living large, and loving big, as told by a wise-cracking man who didn’t see any of it coming.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Big-hearted, life-affirming, and page-turning, The Big Finish is everything a novel should be and more. Brooke Fossey is a delightful new voice in fiction." - Jamie Brenner

"The Big Finish is a beautiful book full of humor, wisdom, and heartbreak. This story of friendship and kinship is a heartwarming reminder that we're never too young for a fresh start or too old for a big finish." - Melissa DeCarlo

"The Big Finish is a blast; at turns madcap, hilarious and touching. With the unlikely coupling of Duffy and Josie, Fossey has created an unforgettable duo that will win your heart and keep you laughing from start to finish." - Jonathan Evison

"Funny and tender, a wonderful novel about redemption, friendship, and showing up for the people you love. Heart-warming and a real hoot!" - Annie Hartnett

"The Big Finish is a piercing, witty, and wholly original read." - Kimmery Martin

"A funny, witty caper filled with charm and unexpected friendship." - Helen Simonson

"Warm, funny, and tender, The Big Finish is a journey of discovery and second chances you won't want to end." - J Ryan Stradal

"The Big Finish is a big-hearted, hugely entertaining novel about the most unlikely people being hijacked by second chances. I love novels about makeshift families, and this one's a doozy." - Monica Wood


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Hardback Editions

May 2020 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Big Finish (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Brooke Fossey
ISBN: 1-4328-7867-0 / 978-1-4328-7867-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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April 2020 : Hardback
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Title: The Big Finish
Author(s): Brooke Fossey
ISBN: 1-984804-93-6 / 978-1-984804-93-8
Publisher: Penguin Random House USA
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Audio Editions

April 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Big Finish
Author(s): Brooke Fossey
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2020 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Big Finish
Author(s): Brooke Fossey
Publisher: Berkley
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