God is in the Pancakes: a novel by Robin Epstein community news and reviews about the author about the book

About the Book

Being optimistic doesn’t come naturally to Grace Manning, but this year has been especially trying. Her dad’s run off, she’s had to take a job at a nursing home for extra cash, and things are getting weird with her best friend Eric. At least the job is okay, thanks to Mr. Sands, a resident with Lou Gehrig’s disease who keeps up with Grace’s sarcasm, teaches her how to cheat at poker, and even lets her give him a Mohawk.

And then one day, Mr. Sands asks Grace to help him die.

Surely he didn’t mean for her, a fifteen-year-old smartass, to take him seriously?

But he does, and she can’t bring herself to tell anyone—not even Eric, despite her growing feelings for him. Grace tries everything from praying for a miracle cure to stuffing herself with pancakes, but she knows she can’t run from this decision forever. And whatever choice she makes, Grace knows it’s a decision she’ll have to live with…

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Coming May 15, 2010 from Dial Books (Penguin)

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