Maybe in Another Life
Taylor Jenkins Reid
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
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
From the acclaimed author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and After I Do comes 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.
***spoiler alert*** Get ready to read everything twice with just a slight variation between stories. Literally the only difference is who she ends up with at the end. The characters themselves fall flat and it's hard to care about any of them.
Great and easy to read
I loved this book! The way the two paths intersect in certain ways was so interesting and detailed. Thought provoking concept as well.
While I liked the book, I would consider it “light” reading and entertaining. It is not that deep at its core and is predictible throughout. A good read but not a great one.
- Category: Fiction & Literature
- Published: Jul 07, 2015
- Publisher: Washington Square Press
- Seller: SIMON AND SCHUSTER DIGITAL SALES INC
- Print Length: 352 Pages
- Language: English