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This Time Tomorrow : The tender and witty new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of All Adults Here

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THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A fiendishly clever, nostalgic, and tender novel about adolescence and middle age, expectation and anticipation, and how we must cherish what we have while there is still time . . .

'Will make you laugh, cry, and call the people you love. Exceptional' EMILY HENRY
'Her most emotionally resonant work yet' VOGUE
'Has the makings of a dreamy, witty, contemporary classic' EVENING STANDARD
'I just finished and I'm crying at its message and its honestly and its utter beauty' JODI PICOULT
'A tender, witty David Nicholls-esque tale of familial love' i
'A tender tale of time travel. Straub strips back the layers to reveal what's important' STYLIST, 'BOOK OF THE WEEK'
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If you could go back, would you do things differently?

Alice Stern isn't ready to turn forty. She thought she'd have more time to figure it all out. Above all, she thought she'd have more time with her father, Leonard - but he's lying in a hospital bed and Alice isn't sure if she'll hear his voice again.

When she falls asleep outside their old apartment on the night before her birthday, she's surprised to be greeted the next morning by a much younger Leonard, with a sixteenth birthday card for a teenage Alice who, far from clinging to her youth, is hurtling towards adulthood . . .

Alice soon discovers how she got back here, to 1996 and her sixteenth birthday, and realises she can keep on coming, whenever she chooses.

But faced each time with different versions of her life, and the consequences of her decisions, it's on her not to lose sight of what she wants most . . .
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With her celebrated humour, insight, and heart, Emma Straub cleverly turns all the traditional time travel tropes on their head and delivers a different kind of love story - about the lifelong, reverberating relationship between a parent and child.

'An excellent time-travelling novel about adolescence and second chances from the always brilliant Emma Straub' METRO

'Magical, heart-warming and insightful . . . Warm, wryly funny and melancholic' DAILY EXPRESS

'This time-travelling take on a hypothetical return to 1996 and the protagonist's 16th birthday will be enough to remind you to cherish what you have' ELLE

'Full of deftly managed plot twists, it's both fun and poignant' MAIL ON SUNDAY

'Literary sunshine' New York Times on All Adults Here

'A gorgeous and witty storyteller' Liane Moriarty

'A master of the domestic ensemble drama' Time
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Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 144 x 222 x 29mm | 422g
  • Michael Joseph Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241453461
  • 9780241453469
  • 745,803

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A wonderfully bittersweet story willed with humour, compassion and poignancy
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Straub has made a mastery of witty, warm novels that spin modern tales with literary flair. Her fourth might be her best. A clever, nostalgic, romantic tale. Part-Russian Doll, part-David Nicholls, it has the makings of a dreamy, witty, contemporary classic * Evening Standard * Poignant * New York Times * An excellent time-travelling novel about adolescence and second chances from the always brilliant Emma Straub * Metro * A tender tale of time travel. Straub strips back the layers to reveal what's important. It makes you want to stop what you're doing and call your loved ones immediately * Stylist, 'Book of the Week' * I just finished This Time Tomorrow and I'm crying at its message and its honestly and its utter beauty. And now I have to go call my mom -- Jodi Picoult Shines with humour and warmth * Washington Post * This Time Tomorrow is 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 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 Her most emotionally resonant work yet ... a complex tale that doesn't feel the slightest bit complicated * Vogue * A tender, witty David Nicholls-esque tale of familial love * i * This autobiographical novel is delightfully nostalgic but the beauty of it rests in its tenderness and wisdom - a reminder of what's important and what we should cherish in life * Culturefly * A witty, warm novel about love and letting go, This Time Tomorrow is a rare gem. Emma Straub is such an elegant storyteller - I couldn't put it down -- Phoebe Luckhurst, author of The Lock In Emma Straub's 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, author of You, Me on Vacation Can't recommend this deeply moving and pleasurable book more -- Taffy Brodesser-Akner, bestselling author of Fleischman is in Trouble This time-travelling take on a hypothetical return to 1996 and the protagonist's 16th birthday will be enough to remind you to cherish what you have * ELLE * Time travel is a popular trope in fiction, and Straub deploys it brilliantly in her effervescent new novel. .... Straub is an expert chronicler of social mores and the inner lives of her (mostly) bourgeois characters, and here she delivers a surefire bestseller * Oprah Daily * A teasing time-slip novel, imbued with all Straub's trademark humour and humanity * Saga Magazine * The always delightful, deeply beloved Emma Straub returns with a novel that seems like her take on 13-going-on-30.... It's Straub, so you know it's going to be funny, touching, and filled with family drama * Glamour * A wonderful book . . . about how we need to cherish those we have lost * Hello! * Magical, heart-warming and insightful . . . Warm, wryly funny and melancholic, This Time Tomorrow asks the big questions of life while revelling in 90s nostalgia and the allure of New York City in the fall * Daily Express * Full of deftly managed plot twists, it's both fun and poignant * Mail on Sunday * A heartfelt father-daughter story that breathes fresh life into the concept of time travel * Living North * Not every book teaches you something, but Emma Straub's insightful novel does. Witty observations and beautiful writing * Woman & Home * Delightfully nostalgic but the beauty of it rests in its tenderness and wisdom - a reminder of what's important and what we should cherish in life * Culturefly * With her celebrated humour, 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 * Biblio * This New York-set story about time travel will break your heart * Red * This grown-up take on Freaky Friday balances humour and poignancy so well * Good Housekeeping * A wonderfully bittersweet story willed with humour, compassion and poignancy * Candis * Has a lot of heart, some satisfying plot twists and a bittersweet, open ended finale * BookPage Starred Review * Alice is a joy of a character . . . Straub brings the bittersweet passing of youth to adulthood to life in vivid detail, with a story steeped in 1990s nostalgia. It's a book to devour * Jewish Chronicle * Delightful * Boston Globe * Heartfelt * SFX * Praise for Emma Straub * - * 'A gorgeous and witty storyteller' Funny, poignant and beautifully observed Straub writes beautifully and amusingly . . . hard to beat for sheer charm and gentle wit * Daily Mail * Smart and entertaining * Stylist * Hugely talented . . . intelligent holiday reading Warm and big-hearted . . . leaves you smiling for days Straub writes with such verve and sympathetic understanding of her characters . . . Reading this novel has all the pleasures of reading one of Anne Tyler's compelling family portraits * New York Times * It's the beautifully drawn, vibrant characters that make this smart, compelling novel so irresistible A funny and insightful look at love and relationships * Good Housekeeping * A smart, cool sensibility * Elle * Lovely, satisfying * EW.com * Smart and fresh, offering new insights into the lives of people all around us * Brooklyn Magazine * Thoughtful and hilarious * Real Simple * It would be easy to compare Straub to other masters of the genre like Meg Wolitzer or Jennifer Egan, but she's already a master in her own right * The Millions * Wise and often hilarious * Buzzfeed * Readers will devour this witty and warmly satisfying novel * Publishers Weekly * A precise and observant writer whose supple prose carries the story along without a snag. Straub's characters are a quirky and interesting bunch . . . it's a pleasure spending time with them * Starred Review, Kirkus * Devilishly observed * Starred Review, Booklist * Sprinkled with humour and insight * Starred Review, Library Journal * Straub is consistently excellent * Book Riot *
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About Emma Straub

Emma Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of four novels, The Vacationers, Modern Lovers, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, All Adults Here 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.
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