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Subject: Looking for a book! Help!!
Date Posted: 3/16/2009 10:20 PM ET
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I read it a few years ago and I really want to read it again but can't remember the title or auther.The story was about  the angel of death falling in love with a mortal woman  and i think she might have been really ill or injured. Sorry, I know thats not much to go on . but thanks for all your imput!!!

Date Posted: 3/17/2009 8:40 AM ET
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The only one that comes to mind is Annie and The Outlaw by Sharon Sala; I don't think he's described as 'angel of death' but he's not mortal and she is terminally ill. 

Date Posted: 3/17/2009 11:01 PM ET
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Heather,

Are your sure it's a full length novel.  I seem to recall reading a short story a few years back where "death" falls in love with a terminally ill woman--serious heart condition and can't expose herself to any kind of exertion.  He takes several days off to be with her and the world goes a little crazy because no one can die until he comes back, even people who have fallen off sky scrapers and broken every bone in their body. 

I can't remember right now what anthology that's from, but I'll dig into my boxes and see if I can find it.

Date Posted: 3/22/2009 1:39 PM ET
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that sound like the book i remember so i guess it might have been a anthology although i could have sworn it was a full lenght book.

Date Posted: 3/26/2009 10:44 PM ET
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Wasn't there a Nicholas Cage movie with that plot ?

Could have been made from the book - ck Netflex

Date Posted: 3/26/2009 11:49 PM ET
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It was the Brad Pitt movie.  Meet Joe Black.  Based on the play Death Takes A Holiday.