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The singles ward is the last place Abish wants to be. But after the unexpected death of her husband (and after being kicked out of her mom's place), she has to move into single-student housing to finish up her schooling. Maybe training for a marathon and winning the heart of the handsome executive secretary are exactly what Abish needs to get a personal best.
- Published: October 2013
- Pages: 336
- Size: 6" x 9"
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by Mary - reviewed on October 16, 2013
In the beginning of Mile 21 Abish comes off as hard, sarcastic and irresponsible. As the story unfolded and I started learning what made Abish who she was. She is a 21 year old widow, everyone thinks she should be able to get past that and go on with life. Her mother seams like a harsh woman, her younger sister has practically perfect life, and she knows her father was against her getting married. Her boss seems like he would be difficult to work with. When she is evicted from her apartment, her parents send her to live with her eccentric aunt. She runs away and ends up depending on her Boss to help her find school approved housing, and getting back in the single scene. Abish is a runner and is training for a marathon, she can't seem to run more than 21 miles. I enjoyed going on Abish's journey with her, and watching her grow and change and learn that there can be life after her husband died, and that her family loves her and her boss/ Bishop is not such a bad guy. I recommend this to anyone, it decidedly LDS, but the story is one that everyone can relate to on some level.
by Andrea - reviewed on October 18, 2013
I haven't read a book in awhile that I totally devoured, but Mile 21 was so good that I didn't want to put it down! I picked it up from the post office on my lunch break, and was immediately sucked in. I couldn't wait for work to be over so I could get back to reading. I stayed up way too late to finish it, but it was worth it. I loved that the setting was one I was familiar with. It was a fun throwback to my junior college days. Some of the references had me laughing out loud. I would love for my old roommates to read it to see what they think. I really enjoyed the mix of emotions Dunster portrayed-such an emotional book! So many sad things happened, but there was always a glimmer of hope! I loved the characters and the author's whit. I am so happy to own a copy that I can read again and again.