Maybe in Another Life Maybe in Another Life

Maybe in Another Life

A Novel

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Publisher Description

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.

Fiction & Literature
July 7
Washington Square Press
Simon & Schuster Digital Sales LLC

Customer Reviews

dbm217 ,

Confusing plot until the end

It took me up until Jesse’s speech to understand the double plot. Decent beach read though.

bookclubbin ,

Cinnamon rolls

Great read.

Sad Namicatt ,

Glad I read this

This book really helped me feel better about the chaos of the world and how scary it can be to make decisions. I’m a very indecisive person. I either want to control everything or let fate take it all. But In the end the human brain will convince itself that everything was meant to happen.

The friendship between the two girls was beautiful. But the main character staying friends with an ex who’s inlove with her in one of the universes was so unrealistic to me.

Thank you for writing this book. I’m 25 and I think it’s the perfect age. So many choices to make for my future and it can all be overwhelming. I like the idea that there’s more then one person out there who you can have a happy life with. Just depends on how life goes.

I also like the fact that while this is a book more for young adult women, there is no spicy scenes like in Colleen hover books.

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