This Time Tomorrow By Emma Straub
Book/Novel Author: Emma Straub
Book/Novel Title: This Time Tomorrow
#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER“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 “The kind of book that will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you call the people you love. Exceptional.”—Emily Henry”Delightful”—Boston Globe”Poignant”—New York TimesWhat 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?
Perfect for a Father’s Day weekend read! Sweet story of love and accepting and enjoying things for what they truly are.
Only Emma Straub could pull off time travel and make it into a really wonderful novel. All of the characters are likeable, but at the center is the father/daughter relationship that made it very hard to finish the book and say goodbye. Perhaps a movie, or a tv series taking Alice back and forth over several episodes might extend the magic?
Rounding up from a 2.5 – I have read most of Emma Staub’s novels so this was a welcome change of pace. The humor and personal relationship dialogue that I enjoy about her books was present in this one but the time-travel aspect threw me off. Still enjoyed the beginning very much.
I love time travel books and this was one of the best I’ve read. Reading it made me think about my life, and my family and how cool it would be to time travel. Great characters, very well-written book!
Life, or better yet love, affirming. There’s no time like the present—be in it! Here’s to this time today and all the tomorrows.
This was my first book by Emma Straub and I really enjoyed it. The time travel trope was fun, but the book, to me, was really about love and loss. Even though it ended with me in tears, I am happy I went on this trip.