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I came to This Time Tomorrow excited for a time-travelling, time-loop story with emotional resonance, and Emma Straub delivered. Reading this book gave me that ever-rarer feeling of obsessive teen excitement, but in a very adult way (I felt myself aggressively underlining poignant observations about the not-quite-disappointments with aging out of potential life paths while staying up all night to finish it). A perfect novel brimming with speculative tropes rewired for realistic human behavior, gentle love letters to people and places in the past, and thinking about knowing and loving people across all the timelines of your life and theirs. Recommended By Michelle C., Powells.com
You ever pick up a book and realize halfway through that it was exactly what you needed? This Time Tomorrow was that book from me. It was funny, it was poignant, it was awkward (in the best way!), but most importantly, it was real. It opened my eyes in unique ways, and I think that this is a book that will stick to my ribs from here on out. Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant. Recommended By Katherine M., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by Harper's Bazaar, Oprah Daily, Glamour, Entertainment Weekly, Good Housekeeping, Parade, Bustle, Marie Claire, PopSugar, Thrillist, Lit Hub and more
What if you could take a vacation to your past?
With her celebrated humor, insight, and heart, beloved New York Times bestseller Emma Straub offers her own twist on traditional time travel tropes, and a different kind of love story.
On the eve of her 40th birthday, Alice's life isn't terrible. She likes her job, even if it isn't exactly the one she expected. She's happy with her apartment, her romantic status, her independence, and she adores her lifelong best friend. But her father is ailing, and it feels to her as if something is missing. When she wakes up the next morning she finds herself back in 1996, reliving her 16th birthday. But it isn't just her adolescent body that shocks her, or seeing her high school crush, it's her dad: the vital, charming, 40-something version of her father with whom she is reunited. Now armed with a new perspective on her own life and his, some past events take on new meaning. Is there anything that she would change if she could?
"If I could time travel, I'd go back just far enough to start Emma Straub's beautiful novel This Time Tomorrow again for the first time. The pages brim with tenderness and an appreciation for what we had and who we were. I could not have loved it more." Ann Patchett, New York Times bestselling author of The Dutch House
"A beautifully made, elegant music box of a novel that sets in motion its clever clockwork of delight — then breaks your heart with its bittersweet, lingering song." Michael Chabon, New York Times bestselling author of Moonglow
"I just finished This Time Tomorrow and I'm crying at its message and its honesty and its utter beauty. And now I have to go call my mom." Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of Wish You Were Here
"This Time Tomorrow is that rare one-in-a-million novel that not only pulls you wholly into itself, but leaves a lasting mark when it finally releases you. Never has Straub's writing been more incisive, clever, and emotionally generous — which is really saying something. The kind of book that will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you call the people you love. Exceptional." Emily Henry, New York Times bestselling author of People We Meet on Vacation
"So big-hearted and poignant, I could not bear to put it down. I laughed and cried. Wonderful." Kate Baer, author of I Hope This Finds You Well
About the Author
Emma Straub is the New York Times-bestselling author of four other novels — All Adults Here, The Vacationers, Modern Lovers, and Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures — and the short story collection Other People We Married. Her books have been published in twenty countries. She and her husband own Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.