Synopses & Reviews
Between life and death
there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever.
Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived.
To see how things would be if you had made other choices... Would you
have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your
A dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived, from the internationally bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and How To Stop Time.
Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library
that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another
reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another
book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different
choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives
might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see
for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?
The Midnight Library, Matt Haig's enchanting new novel, Nora Seed
finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of
changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing
old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must
search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to
decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living
in the first place.
"Haig's latest is a stunning contemporary story
that explores the choices that make up a life, and the regrets that can
stifle it. A compelling novel that will resonate with readers." Booklist (Starred Review)
"Charming...[Matt Haig] will reward readers who take this book off the shelf." Publishers Weekly
"Would we really make better choices if we could step back in time? Matt Haig's thought-provoking, uplifting new book...discusses just that, exploring our relationship with regret and what really makes a perfect life." Harper's Bazaar (UK)
About the Author
Matt Haig is the author of the internationally bestselling memoir
Reasons to Stay Alive, along with five novels, including
How to Stop Time, and several award-winning children's books. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages.