The Five Wishes of Mr. Murray McBride

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1980s & '90s

Joe Siple

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A one hundred year-old man looking for a reason to live meets a ten year-old boy with a terminal heart defect and a list of five wishes.



Short Summary

On 100 year-old Murray McBride's "last day," he meets Jason Cashman, a 10 year-old with a terminal heart condition and a list of five things he wants to do before he dies. Together, they set out to check off as many wishes as they can in the limited time each has left.


Chicago, Wrigley Field, Children's Hospital

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Philosophical Questions, Twist, Coming of Age, Meaningful Message

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Murray McBride

Age: 100

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Honorable, Lone Wolf, Selfless, Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Jason Cashman

Age: 10

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Blunt, Engaging, Funny, Underdog, Adventurous, Aspiring

Additional Character Details

Name: Tiegan

Age: 10

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous, Charming, Confident, Empathetic, Gracious, Modest

Additional Character Details

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About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 55+

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: with a Publisher

Publisher: Black Rose Writing

Year Published: 2018

Hard Copy Available



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