One Year and One Day
The emotional impact of several scenes incites deep thoughts on death and dying, and proves inspirational. This moving drama examines life on the brink of death in what may be a last year’s journey of self-discovery. Maury Samuel’s sensitive portrayal of a gravely ill woman in One Year and One Day will make the healthy stop and ponder the prospect of dying. Wisely avoiding clichés associated with the stereotypical bucket-list escapade, Samuel depicts his heroine with touching care, revealing her positive qualities as well as her weaknesses.
"This outstanding novel is an appealing mix of literary realism and modern romance, a cross-genre hybrid that will capture a mainstream audience along with discriminating individuals seeking an experimental angle on the familiar theme of mortality."
"A debut romance that effectively incorporates elements of historical fiction... An often entertaining, jet-setting romance."
"One Year and One Day" included in recommended September reading by Olam Haisha.
Anat Dor, Olam Haisha
"A superb novel... Highly recommended, particularly for women... A big Like!"
Lee Yeneni, Simania
"I enjoyed every single page. Highly recommended."
"One of the most touching books I have read... One of my favorite excerpts is 'Do not be afraid of the things you can change, only of the things you could have changed and haven't."