Mara Nichols, a successful lawyer, and devoted wife and adoptive mother, has recently been diagnosed with a terminal disease. Scott Coffman, a middle school teacher, has been fostering an eight-year-old boy while the boy’s mother serves a jail sentence. Scott and Mara both have five days left until they must say good-bye to the ones they love the most.
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Char Hawthorn, college professor, wife and stepmother to a spirited fifteen-year-old daughter, loves her family and the joyful rhythms of work and parenting. But when her husband dies in a car accident, the "step" in Char's title suddenly matters a great deal. In the eyes of the law, all rights to daughter Allie belong to Lindy, Allie's self-absorbed biological mother, who wants to girl to move to her home in California.
Mara is a successful lawyer, and devoted wife and mother. Struggling with a devastating illness, she has set herself five days to make the ultimate decision for her family. Scott lives a thousand miles away, and is a foster parent to a troubled eight-year-old. Scott is facing his own five-day countdown until his beloved foster son is returned to his biological mother. The two connect through an online forum, and find a friendship to help guide them through the most difficult, and momentous, week of their lives.
Mara, erfolgreiche Anwältin und liebevolle Ehefrau und Mutter, lebt seit einigen Jahren mit einer schrecklichen Gewissheit: Sie leidet an einer unheilbaren Krankheit. Um ihrem Mann und ihrer kleinen Tochter einen qualvollen Leidensweg zu ersparen und ihnen als glücklicher Mensch in Erinnerung zu bleiben, beschließt sie, sich nach dem Auftreten bestimmter Symptome das Leben zu nehmen. Nun bleiben ihr noch fünf Tage.