This Time Tomorrow: A Novel (Hardcover)

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This Time Tomorrow is a time-traveling novel, filled with 90s nostalgia. As Alice turns 40, she feels like she's sleepwalking through life and finding it hard to come to terms with her dying father who she visits regularly in the hospital. After a night of drinking she accidentally travels back to her 16th birthday and sets off a chain of unforgettable events. There is a lot of heart in this novel and it made mine leap out of my chest. The novels asks, if you could go back in time, where would you go? Who would you want to see? How would you spend your time? Ever since the pandemic started, I’ve imagined what I would do differently if I knew the world was going to shut down. If I had known how I move about the world was going to alter dramatically, what would have been my last act. And well this is a novel for today. A reminder to hold your loved ones close - however you can in an isolated world. Tell your friends you love them. If you have the power and privilege to do so, devote your time to life and living and less to work. This Time Tomorrow is a novel with perspective about perspective. It’s a homage to adolescence and a love letter to the nineties. It’s about familial love, platonic love, romantic love, teenage love and love of oneself. This Time Tomorrow is the ultimate love story. I want more love stories like this. Thank you Emma for your beautiful book! — From Michelle's Picks (page 1)


Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2022 by Harper’s Bazaar, Oprah Daily, Glamour, Entertainment Weekly, Parade, Bustle, Marie Claire, PopSugar, Lit Hub and more!  

What if you could take a vacation to your past?

With her celebrated humor, 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.

            On the eve of her 40th birthday, Alice’s life isn’t terrible. She likes her job, even if it isn’t exactly the one she expected. She’s happy with her apartment, her romantic status, her independence, and she adores her lifelong best friend. But her father is ailing, and it feels to her as if something is missing. When she wakes up the next morning she finds herself back in 1996, reliving her 16th birthday. But it isn’t just her adolescent body that shocks her, or seeing her high school crush, it’s her dad:  the vital, charming, 40-something version of her father with whom she is reunited. Now armed with a new perspective on her own life and his, some past events take on new meaning. Is there anything that she would change if she could?

About the Author

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

Praise For…

Praise for This Time Tomorrow:

"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

“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

“Exactly what I needed. . . This Time Tomorrow reminded me that no matter what happens, it is essential to find ways to relish and revel and celebrate our small moments of everyday life with the people we love and who love us best.” Emily Henry
Product Details
ISBN: 9780525539001
ISBN-10: 052553900X
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: May 17th, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English