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At the Crossroads of Life and Death

New York, NY (PRWEB) November three, 2009

You?d assume that an author with 22 well-liked motivational books to his credit would quit there. But not Alan Cohen. He is intent on moving beyond the planet of self-assist to introduce a fictional character who will inspire readers to modify their lives.

"Linden?s Last Life" debuts this week, the story of a down-and-out guy who is about to leap to oblivion from the Golden Gate Bridge - till he is stopped by a mysterious monk who tells him that if he runs away, he will just have to return and his troubles will be even worse. Given a week to pick between life and death, Linden tends to make a supernatural deal to die and by no means come back to earth. But when an unexpected event occurs, he questions his selection. Can he reverse the dark destiny he has set in motion?

?The novel seeks to shed light on the answers to two fundamental concerns most people face sooner or later,? Cohen mentioned in an interview at the Carlsbad, California headquarters of Hay Home, the book?s publisher. ?Who is in charge of your life?? and ?Is your life worth living??

The story, an intriguing blend of adventure, romance, and mysticism, takes its unlikely hero to the far reaches of India and Tibet, where he must figure out if he belongs in or out of life. Cohen hopes the novel will speak to men and women who are seeking to discover their personal direction in life, as well as these who may be in pain, worry, or confusion about the value or good quality of their journey.

Book reviewers are obtaining the book ?a refreshing upgrade from easy entertainment,? and ?an unusual read that I had to finish in a single sitting.? Amazon.com reviewer Patrice Strange notes, ?It was 1 of these rare books that is so effectively written that you could read it quite speedily but want to slow down to savor the knowledge.?

A film based on the book is in development with New York-based producer Atlantis Productions. Atlantis executive Fran Goldsmith noted, ?Alan Cohen?s screenplay is a uncommon page-turner with juicy characters. We are committed to producing films that uplift as nicely as entertain. This adventure is correct in our pipeline.?

In addition to hoping to give readers a greater handle on their lives, Cohen intends to aid a number of charities with the earnings from the book and film. Suicide prevention organizations and groups supporting Tibetan refugees will be the recipients of donations from item sales.

Alan Cohen is the author of 22 well-liked inspirational books, which includes bestsellers "The Dragon Doesn?t Reside Here Anymore" and "Why Your Life Sucks and What You Can Do About It," and the award-winning "A Deep Breath of Life." He is a contributing writer for the New York Instances #1 bestselling series "Chicken Soup for the Soul," and his books have been translated into 24 languages.

His function has been featured on Oprah.com, CNN with Daryn Kagan, Fox News with Neil Cavuto, CNBC, CNET, and numberous Great Morning applications about the country. Alan?s monthly column "From the Heart" is featured in magazines internationally.

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