Nine people are stuck together. They have survived an earthquake and are now working together to survive. There is a teenager, a couple, a young man who suffered on 9/11, an ex-soldier, a grandmother and two people who are about to cheat on their spouses. To pass the time and release some tension, they decide to tell a true story about themselves. After learning about life from another point of view they begin to appreciate the life they had and gain new perspective on the life they want to lead.
This is an emotionally charged novel that digs deep into your soul. When we are pushed to the limit our need for survival creates a way for us to manage almost any situation. Every now and then, you need to kick back and think about the one amazing thing that has happened in your life.
Sometimes you need to pick up a book that is going to show you the deeper meaning of being human. This is the perfect novel to show you what you need to see and appreciate the possibilities that life offers.
Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of this book so that I could write an honest review.