The Measure

The Measure

by Nikki Erlick
The Measure

The Measure

by Nikki Erlick


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Just in case you missed it the first time around, this genre-bending novel is back to invite you to question what it means to measure your own life and find out if you'd have the courage to go and make it count.


"A story of love and hope as interweaving characters display: how all moments, big and small, can measure a life. If you want joy, love, romance, and hope—read with us." —Jenna Bush Hager

A luminous, spirit-lifting blockbuster for readers of The Midnight Library. 

Eight ordinary people. One extraordinary choice.

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.

Enchanting and deeply uplifting, The Measure is a sweeping, ambitious, and invigorating story about family, friendship, hope, and destiny that encourages us to live life to the fullest.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780063204218
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication date: 05/28/2024
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 1,715
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

About The Author
Nikki Erlick is a writer and editor whose work has appeared online with New York MagazineHarper’s BazaarNewsweekCosmopolitanIndagare TravelThe Huffington Post, and Vox. She has a bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and a master’s degree from Columbia University. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller The Measure, which was a Read with Jenna Today show book club pick as well as a Barnes & Noble Discover Pick and Monthly Book Club Selection.

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