The Two Lives of Lydia Bird

A Novel

    • 3.9 • 558 Ratings
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Publisher Description

Two lives. Two loves. One impossible choice. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reese’s Book Club Pick One Day in December . . .
“I read The Two Lives of Lydia Bird in a single sitting. What a beautiful, emotional gift Josie Silver has given us.”—Jodi Picoult

Written with Josie Silver’s trademark warmth and wit, The Two Lives of Lydia Bird is a powerful and thrilling love story about the what-ifs that arise at life’s crossroads, and what happens when one woman is given a miraculous chance to answer them.
Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They’d been together for more than a decade and Lydia thought their love was indestructible. But she was wrong. On Lydia’s twenty-eighth birthday, Freddie died in a car accident.
So now it’s just Lydia, and all she wants is to hide indoors and sob until her eyes fall out. But Lydia knows that Freddie would want her to try to live fully, happily, even without him. So, enlisting the help of his best friend, Jonah, and her sister, Elle, she takes her first tentative steps into the world, open to life—and perhaps even love—again.
But then something inexplicable happens that gives her another chance at her old life with Freddie. A life where none of the tragic events of the past few months have happened.
Lydia is pulled again and again through the doorway to her past, living two lives, impossibly, at once. But there’s an emotional toll to returning to a world where Freddie, alive, still owns her heart. Because there’s someone in her new life, her real life, who wants her to stay.

Fiction & Literature
March 3
Random House Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

ChuckBass10 ,

Beautiful story of love

Loved the way the ending is written. Thank you for this story of love, loss and love gained.

Suzette23 ,

The two lives of Lydia bird

It took some time to get into this book. The first 20% was so boring, I nearly gave up. It was pretty bizarre, for me and quite tedious. Then is got interesting, at least the awake parts of the book. I mostly skipped the sleeping parts, too strange. I’d rate the awake parts a 5 andtge asleep parts a 1. Not a great book, but not bad.

books1024 ,


I felt like I was living through Lydia’s grief, transformation, acceptance, and moving forward. A beautifully tender story with characters you’ll fall in love with. A story about sisters, mothers and daughters, tragic love, and new beginnings. Thank you for this wonderful read.

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