The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall

Shannon Kirk

**WINNER, Inde Next General Book Award, General Fiction **WINNER, GOLD, Literary Classics, Fiction **WINNER, SILVER, Literary Classics, General Literature **WINNER, SILVER, Benjamin Franklin Award, IBPA, Popular Fiction **FINALIST, InD'Tale Magazine, Rone Awards **HONORABLE MENTION, New England Book Festival awards **AWARDED, Literary Classics Seal of Approval What if you could choose your heaven now? Go on a celestial shopping trip of sorts? Thirty-five-year-old Vivienne does just that, as she lies dying in the ICU; a fatal walk into the path of a truck. In her final week of life, Vivienne treks through the Heavens of a priest, a best friend, a homeless child, and a lover who never was. Vivienne's guardian angel, Noah, who may just be her soul mate, escorts her through selections of Heavens and through the confusion Vivienne experiences as she flounders between a doubt of life and the certainty of death. Although her visits to varied afterlives provide peace and beauty, choosing proves not so easy: Vivienne's love for her young son and her earthly father pull her from her colorful journey--and from her divine love of Noah. The nature of love, the variety and magic of life, unending hope, and the importance of saying goodbye are central to this uplifting tale.

Reputation Books 310 pages

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