MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE
By Taylor Jenkins Reid
ABOUT MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE:
At the age of twenty-nine, Hannah Martin still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. She has lived in six different cities and held countless meaningless jobs since graduating college, but on the heels of a disastrous breakup, she has finally returned to her hometown of Los Angeles. To celebrate her first night back, her best friend, Gabby, takes Hannah out to a bar—where she meets up with her high school boyfriend, Ethan.
It’s just past midnight when Gabby asks Hannah if she’s ready to go. Ethan quickly offers to give her a ride later if she wants to stay.
What happens if she leaves with Gabby?
What happens if she leaves with Ethan?
In concurrent storylines, Hannah lives out the effects of each decision. Quickly, these parallel universes develop into surprisingly different stories with far-reaching consequences for Hannah and the people around her, raising questions like: Is anything meant to be? How much in our life is determined by chance? And perhaps most compellingly: Is there such a thing as a soul mate?
Hannah believes there is. And, in both worlds, she believes she’s found him.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Taylor Jenkins Reid is an author and essayist from Acton, Massachusetts. She is the author of Forever, Interrupted and After I Do. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alex, and her dog, Rabbit. You can follow her on Twitter @TJenkinsReid.
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*This was an ARC provided to me for free in exchange for an honest review.
All thoughts and comments are my own.*
Life is long and full of an infinite number of decisions. I have to think that the small ones don’t matter, that I’ll end up where I need to end up no matter what I do. My fate will find me.”
I have to say this is easily one of the best books I’ve ever read. I was enamored with it and could not put it down. From the minute I started reading until I was so tired my eyes got blurry because I needed to know how things would end. This is an incredible book, one that will make you question fate and how our paths may not be entirely avoidable. It examines how things may happen for a reason and exactly as they should. I fell in love with the authors writing style and the uncertainty I had while reading. Either way I knew I was screwed because quite frankly I had fallen in love with the possibilities and didn’t think I’d be able to pick a side. The wonderful thing about this book is the fact that is written in concurrent storylines showing two likely possibilities for Hannah and all those around her. The concept is actually pretty brilliant and I have to give the author credit where credit is due because she nailed it. It makes you ponder all of your own life choices and what led you to every moment of your current existence. It’s actually pretty deep because you spend a good portion of the book not on not only engrossed in a wonderful story, but also reflecting. It is not just about one romantic relationship, but the culmination of several life changing moments and how every choice leads us to where we “belong” and the people who remain through it all. Maybe in Another Life is a wonderful book by an exceptional author. I look forward to reading more of her work in the future. 5 flawless stars for this brilliantly poignant, pensive and utterly unique read. I recommend this book to all Contemporary Romance/Women’s Fiction fans. It is a MUST HAVE!
An infinite number of versions of ourselves are living out the consequences of every single possibility in our lives. What I’m getting at here is that I know there may be universes out there where I made different choices that led me somewhere else, led me to someone else.”
MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Atria Books/Washington Square Press Paperback | 352 pages | ISBN: 9781476776880 | July 7, 2015 | $16.00
eBook: Atria Books/Washington Square Press | 352 pages | ISBN: 9781476776897 | July 7, 2015 | $11.99
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