The Imperfect Offering


2020 Independent Press Award – Winner — Medical thriller

2019 Reader’s Favorite Book Award – Honorable Mention – Drama

2019 New York City Big Book Award – Winner – Medical thriller

2019 Indie Book Awards – Finalist – Second Novel

2019 American Fiction Awards – Finalist – Literary fiction

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In The Imperfect Offering, Dr. Thomas Haydn, a well-respected physician in the Boston area, enjoys a busy, fulfilling practice as a hospice provider. While caring for an actively dying patient with cancer, he reluctantly agrees to perform a most unusual task for the patient’s spouse, which carries profound ethical and legal implications.

Shocking complications ensue with potentially frightful consequences for all involved. As the story races toward its startling conclusion, the legacy of Dr. Haydn, his patient, and others hang in the balance.

About the Author

Dr. Gary McCarragher was born in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He received his medical training at McGill University and enjoyed a successful career as a gastroenterologist in the Tampa Bay area before becoming a hospice physician in 2009. As part of his passionate advocacy for hospice care, Gary has published multiple newspaper articles on hospice care.

Gary also enjoys the arts and music and has performed in community theater, where he received an award for Best Actor. He currently lives in the Tampa Bay area. The Imperfect Offering is his second novel.

Additional information

Weight12.512 oz
Dimensions8.5 × 5.5 × .62270 in
The Imperfect Offering