This Time Tomorrow
This Time Tomorrow is one of my favorite books of the year so far. Beautifully written with love, compassion, and wonder, author Emma Straub captures the raw emotions of her main character Alice on each page. It’s Alice’s fortieth birthday. She goes to dinner with her best friend since childhood, Sam, and then proceeds to get drunk at a bar. Her father, Leonard, is in the hospital nearing hospice. Alice is unmarried, has no children, and works at the private school she attended as a child. But something happens to Alice that night. She stumbles upon something beyond her wildest dreams. When she wakes up, it is her sixteenth birthday.
I absolutely loved the time travel aspect of this book because it gave Alice a chance to see what things would be like if she had done certain things differently. The relationship between Alice and Sam is wonderful and trusting. And the painful feelings that Alice experiences as her father is dying really tore at my heartstrings. This is a wonderfully written book with so many vivid scenes and feelings. I finished this book in one day and was thinking about it long after I read the last page.
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