Though Matthew and Amelia were once in love and planning to raise a family together, they are now professional enemies. To Amelia, whose life has been dedicated to charity, Matthew's job as a high-powered executive has turned him into a heartless person who doesn't care about anything but money.
And yet, on a frigid night, while walking to his upscale Philadelphia loft, Matthew finds himself on a desolate bridge, face to face with a homeless boy screaming for help. Ten-year-old Danny is as streetwise as he is world-weary, and his desperation to save his little sister makes him every bit the match for the cynical executive. Matthew's unwilling involvement with Danny will sent off a chain of events that draws in Amelia and even their old college friend Ben - changing all of their lives irrevocably.
Dazzlingly written, with a riveting story that will resonate with book clubs and listeners everywhere, Lisa Tucker's The Cure for Modern Life is a smart, humorous, big-hearted morality tale about the way we live now and what it means in the twenty-first century to be responsible, to care about other people, and to do the right thing.
This is an Advance Reading Copy, also known as an Advance Reader’s Edition, Uncorrected Proof or Unbound Manuscript. ARCs may differ from the final book in some of the text, and if there are pictures or illustrations, they generally are not included.
Its release date is March 25, 2008. It retails for $24.95. This softcover advance edition is 321 pages and measures approximately 6" x 9". It has "staff" written on the bottom and outer edges, but is otherwise unread and in new condition.