Maybe in Another Life
Books | Fiction / Women
Taylor Jenkins Reid
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo A People Magazine Pick * US Weekly “Must” Pick * Named “Best Book of the Summer” by Glamour * Good Housekeeping * USA TODAY * Cosmopolitan * PopSugar * Working Mother * Bustle * Goodreads A breathtaking new novel about a young woman whose fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame; in alternating chapters, we see two possible scenarios unfold—with stunningly different results.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. On the heels of leaving yet another city, Hannah moves back to her hometown of Los Angeles and takes up residence in her best friend Gabby’s guestroom. Shortly after getting back to town, Hannah goes out to a bar one night with Gabby and meets up with her high school boyfriend, Ethan. Just after midnight, Gabby asks Hannah if she’s ready to go. A moment later, Ethan offers to give her a ride later if she wants to stay. Hannah hesitates. 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 radically different stories with large-scale consequences for Hannah, as well as the people around her. As the two alternate realities run their course, Maybe in Another Life raises questions about fate and true love: 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.
Taylor Jenkins Reid
Simon and Schuster
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"I obsessively read this book all day and night until I finished it. This was such a fantastic story. I LOVED this book. The parallels were so fun and I just fell in love with every character. I can’t tell if I preferred Henry or Ethan. The love Hannah and Gabby had for one another reminded me of the love I have for my own best friend and it was so heartwarming. I’m definitely going to be reading more from this author. Highly recommend. "
"I really liked the idea behind this book. I genuinely liked the characters and I liked the writing style. There were moments I wished the book was longer. It was an easy read. I liked it, I didn’t love it. *SPOILER* I wish the ending would’ve been the same for Hannah. I understand why there were two different endings and what the author was trying to do. But I love the idea behind soulmates and how there is always one that you are brought back to. "
"It felt like 2 books in one. This book is well written. Everything fell into place so gracefully. I enjoyed reading 2 different decision making in 1 book. This was my first book ever where I’ve encountered something like that & it was absolutely intriguing. Highly recommend to pick up & read! "