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The Measure: A Novel

The Measure: A Novel

The Measure: A Novel

The Measure: A Novel

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Overview

The Midnight Library meets The Immortalists in this spirit-lifting, high-concept blockbuster debut.

Would you choose to know how long you’ll live?

It seems like any other day. You wake up, pour a cup of coffee, and head out.

But today, when you open your front door, waiting for you is a small wooden box. This box holds your fate inside: the answer to the exact number of years you will live.

From suburban doorsteps to desert tents, every person on every continent receives the same box. In an instant, the world is thrust into a collective frenzy. Where did these boxes come from? What do they mean? Is there truth to what they promise?

As society comes together and pulls apart, everyone faces the same shocking choice: Do they wish to know how long they’ll live? And, if so, what will they do with that knowledge?

The Measure charts the dawn of this new world through an unforgettable cast of characters whose decisions and fates interweave with one another: best friends whose dreams are forever entwined, pen pals finding refuge in the unknown, a couple who thought they didn’t have to rush, a doctor who cannot save himself, and a politician whose box becomes the powder keg that ultimately changes everything.

Enchanting and deeply uplifting, The Measure is a sweeping, ambitious, invigorating story about family, friendship, hope, and destiny that encourages us to live life to the fullest.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798200969371
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/28/2022
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Nikki Erlick is a writer and editor whose work has appeared on the websites of New York magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Newsweek, Cosmopolitan, the Huffington Post, Indagare Travel, BookTrib, and the Verge. As a travel writer, she explored nearly a dozen countries on assignment—from rural villages in France to the arctic fjords of Norway. As a ghostwriter, she has lent her voice to CEOs, academics, and entrepreneurs. She graduated Harvard University summa cum laude and is a former editor of the Harvard Crimson. She earned a master’s degree in global thought from Columbia University. The Measure is her first novel.



Julia Whelan, a former child actress best known for her award-winning work on ABC's Once and Again, began narrating and directing audiobooks after graduating from college with a degree in English and creative writing. She has garnered many positive reviews, won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards, and was named one of AudioFile magazine's Best Voices of 2010. Two of Julia's audiobooks were shortlisted for the American Library Association's notable recordings of 2010. Her "flawless" narration of Jandy Nelson's The Sky Is Everywhere earned a place in the first round of 2011 Grammy nominations for Best Spoken Word Album. In addition to her work in young adult fiction, her audiobook credits include memoir (Jenny McCarthy's Love, Lust, and Faking It), women's fiction, supernatural thrillers, and nonfiction.

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