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The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall By Shannon Kirk,

  • Title: The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall
  • Author: Shannon Kirk
  • ISBN: 9781944387082
  • Page: 181
  • Format: Paperback
  • WINNER, Inde Next General Book Award, General Fiction WINNER, GOLD, Literary Classics, Fiction WINNER, SILVER, Literary Classics, General Literature WINNER, SILVER, Benjamin Franklin Award, IBPA, Popular Fiction FINALIST, InD Tale Magazine, Rone Awards HONORABLE MENTION, New England Book Festival awards AWARDED, Literary Classics Seal of ApprovalWhat if you could c WINNER, Inde Next General Book Award, General Fiction WINNER, GOLD, Literary Classics, Fiction WINNER, SILVER, Literary Classics, General Literature WINNER, SILVER, Benjamin Franklin Award, IBPA, Popular Fiction FINALIST, InD Tale Magazine, Rone Awards HONORABLE MENTION, New England Book Festival awards AWARDED, Literary Classics Seal of ApprovalWhat if you could choose your heaven now Go on a celestial shopping trip of sorts Thirty five year old Vivienne does just that, as she lies dying in the ICU a fatal walk into the path of a truck In her final week of life, Vivienne treks through the Heavens of a priest, a best friend, a homeless child, and a lover who never was Vivienne s guardian angel, Noah, who may just be her soul mate, escorts her through selections of Heavens and through the confusion Vivienne experiences as she flounders between a doubt of life and the certainty of death Although her visits to varied afterlives provide peace and beauty, choosing proves not so easy Vivienne s love for her young son and her earthly father pull her from her colorful journey and from her divine love of Noah The nature of love, the variety and magic of life, unending hope, and the importance of saying goodbye are central to this uplifting tale.
    The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall WINNER Inde Next General Book Award General Fiction WINNER GOLD Literary Classics Fiction WINNER SILVER Literary Classics General Literature WINNER SILVER Benjamin Franklin Award IBPA Popu

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    1. Vivienne Marshall, 35, wearing her red birthday shoes, is being moved along in her steps by the pace of the crowd around her is texting when her world changes I d say stops but it continues on, just not in the way she d probably envisioned earlier that day, or even that moment Vivienne finds herself transported to a lovely park, with a perfect sky, the perfect bridge just wide enough for a couple to wander through the twisting tree limbs everywhere Crooked, bent, long, short, stilted, stretched, [...]

    2. Wearing her red birthday shoes,35 year old Vivienne takes a fatal walk into a moving vehicle while she is texting and walking and not paying attention Her spirit guide,guardian angel is her boyfriend who passed on before her He guides her in her uncertainty as she treks through heaven She leaves behind a young son and one of the things she was carrying in her bag when she was hit is a book that he enjoys having her read to him.The story also told of his missing her and featured his life as he gr [...]

    3. The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne MarshallShannon KirkKirk takes readers on a highly conjectural journey between life and death in her new amazingly imaginative, gut wrenching and heartwarming novel A tale that tells us love has power in death and beyond Readers get a fly on the wall, in reverse perspective of her remarkable protagonist Vivienne Marshall, who we get to know using her visionary past, present and future trio of timelines via her eloquent, vivid fairy tale like narrative Her se [...]

    4. Vivienne Marshall s chance to shop for the heaven she will call her own begins the day she is struck down, a victim of texting while walking The 35 year old relives her life and plans her afterlife during the course of this extraordinary excuse the pun novel by award winning author Shannon Kirk The story imagines a process dying people embark upon, a winnowing down of the last choice they actually make during their lifetime the choice of what life after life will become Vivienne s choices are di [...]

    5. See of my book reviews on my blog, Literary FlitsI am not sure that I have ever read a book quite like The Extraordinary Journey Of Vivienne Marshall before It s gorgeous cover art seemed to grace every other book blog last year so I was delighted to win my own copy, although waited until the hype had faded somewhat before reading it so that I wasn t unduly influenced by excessive expectations I was reminded a little in the subject matter of The Lovely Bones and in the glorious use of colour an [...]

    6. The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall Shannon Kirk What if you could choose your heaven now Go on a celestial shopping trip of sorts Thirty five year old Vivienne does just that, as she lies in the ICU a fatal walk into the path of a truck In her final week of life, Vivienne treks through the Heavens of a priest, a best friend, a homeless child, and a lover who never was Vivienne s guardian angel, Noah, who may just be her soul mate, escorts her through selections of Heavens and through [...]

    7. The following review is based off my own opinions, thoughts and reactions So in other words brace yourself There may be inappropriate words such as curse words You have been advised in advance MY EMOTIONS If you were searching for a book that would destroy your emotions, leave you as a hollow shell and a sobbing messingen CONGRATULATIONS, you have found the right book.When I first got this book I was thinking this was going to be some book that talks about a woman who goes on a traveling journey [...]

    8. NetGalley copy in exchange of an honest review.Vivienne Marshall s life takes a turn for the worse when she gets hit by a car When she wakes up after the accident, she s somewhere else, on a bridge, facing her first love, Noah, who died years ago.He explains to her that she has the opportunity to create her own Heaven by visiting other people s one, to figure out where to go, what to learn.So Vivienne visits several people as her body is slowly dying back in the hospital A priest, her best frien [...]

    9. Be careful when you are texting Your inattention could be the death of you.Vivienne lay hovering on the brink of death, one foot in the land of the living and one foot with the dead.Noah, her dead, dream husband explains it to her The scene made me think of a Supernatural episode, where Castielle says our Heaven is of our own making.Is there a Heaven Does our life pass before our eyes What would it look like Who would you want there with you What secrets would be brought to light after your deat [...]

    10. Have you ever wondered what Heaven will be like I have, and this is what attracted me to this book This is a fictional novel about Vivienne Marshall who had a horrible pedestrian accident while texting and walking She is in and out of a coma while recovering in the ICU Vivienne is a 35 year old single mother to a seven year old son, Ivan When Vivienne is conscious she agonizes over his welfare but when she is in a coma she gets to sample different heavens She is greeted by her departed soulmate [...]

    11. This was an ARC provided to me by NetGalleyA wonderful and heart warming story told through the perspective of dying woman, Vivienne Marshall Her spirit travels into the after life shopping for her heaven while her body lies broken in the hospital As she tries to decide what eternity to choose her life story unfolds The struggles of life are universal and there are struggles in death saying good bye and letting go.I was quickly drawn into this book I could identify with Vivienne as a mother and [...]

    12. This fall, I was pretty embarrassed when I tripped while looking at my phone while walking Luckily, the only injury was to my elbow and my ego Vivienne Marshall, the heroine of this novel, didn t fare quite as well when she walked into the path of a truck while Facebooking while walking Now Vivienne is in critical condition and moving in and out of consciousness In life, there s her young son, Ivan But in death, her childhood love, Noah, shows her that there are so many heavens from which she ca [...]

    13. This is one of the most beautiful and touching novels that I have read in a long time It is such a skillfully written book that is sure to capture your heart with every turn of the page I was hooked from the start and did not want to put the book down There are so many wonderful characters and each has a part of his or her life that I could easily relate to Shannon Kirk is able to make you laugh and cry in this thought provoking book I especially loved the never ending bond between Ivan and Ele [...]

    14. As soon as I read the premise of this book, I knew it would hold my interest In fact, I couldn t put it down The descriptions paint such a lovely, calm feel and considering the book is about Vivienne choosing her own heaven after a tragic accident, it s actually quite comforting and serene I liked how we were able to follow her loved ones which she was leaving behind, especially her son, and how his life continued I was still thinking about this book days afterwards, which is sign of a great boo [...]

    15. This book I felt as if her memories were my memories Every emotion was experienced Bravo Shannon This is a book I will read many times.

    16. The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall by Shannon Kirk and published today by Reputation Books will make the difference in the market I am sure of it.When I studied Dante Alighieri and his Comedia written in 1200 at the high school it was common opinion with the other colleagues and teacher that maybe, maybe Dante had had some visions of what it would have meant once dead Hell, Purgatory and Paradise.I have had the same sensation reading this book by Kirk.Many compliments to Shannon beca [...]

    17. Grab yourself a tall glass of sweet tea, and curl up with The extraordinary journey of Vivenne Marshall, a wonderful journey of magic providing unending hope and love It roped me in from the start, putting me right there in the hospital room with Marty first meeting Vivienne My most favorite character with his loving caring way Feeling totally hopeful that Vivienne would find her most perfect heaven Ivan, the adorable son, committed, loving and loyal part of Vivienne s life makes it very difficu [...]

    18. I approached reading The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall with than a little trepidation I was drawn in by the synopsis, yet I was concerned about the subject matter As a middle aged mother, I was worried that the story of Vivienne who dies in a tragic accident, leaves her young child without a mother and embarks on a journey to choose her heaven would be too sad and hard to read I was completely wrong The imagination and craftsmanship required to write a book such as this is quite a [...]

    19. This book is heart achingly sweet from the very first page As Vivi lies dying in a hospital bed after being hit by a bus, her childhood sweetheart, Noah, taken from her too soon plays spiritual tour guide as he leads her on a tour of Heaven to draw inspiration for her own slice of the afterlife Vivienne relives important moments from her life as she traverses the Heavens of people she knew, either intimately or in passing, with Noah, who just might be her soulmate Filled with beautiful descripti [...]

    20. Extraordinary concept The synopsis is one of those that covers everything you need to know about the book to decide if you want to read it All I can add to it is that I really enjoyed some of the supporting cast of characters and the little intrigues they added to the story Additionally, it reminds me of the Albert Brooks Meryl Streep movie, Defending Your Life In trying to choose what her heaven will be, she goes through self examination similar to that in the movie Recommended for those who li [...]

    21. I loved this book I always enjoy a well written thoughtful story that helps people deal with death and how to handle grief This is a book for adults and older teens that is a beautiful concept of what happens when you die This concept of heaven is so soothing and a unique idea for people to preview what their perfect afterlife will be I thought Vivienne was a great character and her outlook for heaven was a balance of her past and her hopes for her son Ivan Years ago I read the book Elsewhere wh [...]

    22. What a journey it is A story of love, loss, joy and pain, Ms Kirk has written an extraordinarily complex and compelling story which reverberates to the reader s soul Read full review in the 2016 September issue of InD tale Magazine.

    23. I received this book through as a free giveaway It was definitely an interesting read I wish some of the characters were in the story longer Quite unique.

    24. Author Creates a Thought Provoking Look at Heaven, Hell and Life Vivienne Marshall shares her views of the Afterlife as she drifts along the border of life and death Along the way, the author shares some very thought provoking views on life s choices and both Heaven and Hell I love a book that transports me into the character s world but, plants the seed of thought for me to look at my own life and world a bit as well.Readers will feel a host of emotions with this story Readers will be faced wit [...]

    25. I really enjoyed this book as it allowed me to think about what maybe The book shows a history of friendship, love and heartache It begins with Vivienne being struck by a truck while walking and texting As she lays in the hospital on the edge of death she is reunited with Noah, the love of her life Noah died when they were in their early 20 s and she has never stopped mourning his death Noah is there to help her decide what she wants included in her heaven He urges her to find those who have bee [...]

    26. Book Review The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne MarshallPublished by Reputation BooksPublication date September 6, 2016I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This was an extraordinary book in every way Extremely creative plot concept andstructure Gorgeous language Finely drawn characters Surprises galore The book is about love and relations, loss, lives well lived I don t want to give away any spoilers Have your hankie ready because you will cry But [...]

    27. I received a copy of this novel from in exchange for an honest review.The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall is a unique look at love and life in the here and the hereafter I usually find afterlife novels to be sappy but I found this novel to be entertaining and exciting, especially in its use of the timeline between Vivienne s travels to find her afterlife of choice and the continuing life of her son Ivan It was this compelling aspect of the otherwise beautifully rendered novel that kep [...]

    28. I loved this book As with most books I loved reading, I am having a difficult time finding the right words and thoughts to describe The Extraordinary Journey of Vivienne Marshall.The story is mostly told from Vivienne s point of view as she lies dying in a hospital bed Although she is in immense pain and is, almost completely, covered in casts she is well cared for by a male nurse who reads another woman s journal to her and helps her cope with her pain in humorous ways Marty is a delightful cha [...]

    29. In this modern paranormal novel, the titular protagonist and narrator, Vivienne Marshall, is hit by a truck and lies dying in a hospital bed, having numerous supernatural experiences close to her demise Guiding her through a variety of different afterlives from which to choose is her guardian angel, Noah, whom she loved when she was younger and wanted to marry instead of her current husband and the father of her child Ivan She occasionally lapses back into reality, with regular visits from her m [...]

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