"A feel-good book guaranteed to lift your spirits."—The Washington Post
A New York Times bestseller | Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction | A Good Morning America Book Club Pick!
"Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices . . . Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?"
A dazzling novel about all the choices that go into a life well lived, from the internationally bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and How To Stop Time.
Somewhere out beyond the edge of the universe there is a library that contains an infinite number of books, each one the story of another reality. One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. While we all wonder how our lives might have been, what if you had the chance to go to the library and see for yourself? Would any of these other lives truly be better?
In The Midnight Library, Matt Haig's enchanting new novel, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. Faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one, following a different career, undoing old breakups, realizing her dreams of becoming a glaciologist; she must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
It’s not every day that a novel makes us rethink life itself. Pushed to the limit, Nora has decided to end her life, but she isn't prepared for what happens next: Waking up in a library stacked floor to ceiling with books, each containing a different version of how her time on earth could have played out. British actress Carey Mulligan sweeps us up in author Matt Haig’s warm and whimsical fantasy as Nora’s explores her many potential paths, hoping to find the one that would have led to true happiness and fulfillment. Of course, no life story comes without some struggle and sadness, and Haig’s novel constantly reminds us of that bittersweet, beautiful wisdom. Poignant, funny, and a little bit odd, The Midnight Library had us in tears—and we wouldn’t change a word.
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Cute, easy listen
This book was very cute. I was compelled by the beginning and finished in four days. It’s like a mix of The Good Place + Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield. Four stars because it was an easy read, and had a good story, but the ending wasn’t extraordinary as the rest. The narration is divine!
Drawn out a bit but an interesting read
Just what I needed.
Perfect for the lost souls out there looking for some subtle guidance. Although, great book & plot regardless of where you’re at in your life. Narration is lovely as well.