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The measure : a novel / Nikki Erlick.

Erlick, Nikki, (author.).


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.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063204201
  • ISBN: 0063204207
  • Physical Description: 352 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2022]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Read with Jenna"--Dust jacket.
Subject: Mortality > Fiction.
Fate and fatalism > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Genre: Science fiction.
Domestic fiction.

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  • 0 current holds with 4 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bronson Branch FIC ERL (Text) 35403424215585 Fiction Checked out 02/09/2027
Coldwater Branch FIC ERL (Text) 35401425261517 Fiction Checked out 05/31/2024
Quincy Branch FIC ERL (Text) 35404424283631 Fiction Checked out 02/01/2027
Sherwood Branch FIC ERL (Text) 35405423982024 Fiction Checked out 01/30/2027

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