We follow Alice on the eve of her 40th birthday- she is working at her old school, She has a romantic relationship, still sees her best friend from her school days, but something is "unfinished" in her relationship with her father. He raised her as a single parent, He's a successful sci fi writer, but he's in the hospital now. Binge-drinking, she wakes up on her 16th birthday. Can she make changes in her life that keeps him from getting so ill so early in life? And what about her HS romance? Listened to Libro-FM ALC— Pat Fowler
June 2022 Indie Next List
“Time travel and 1990s teen angst and awkwardness with Emma Straub at the helm? Sign me up! This is the perfect blend of heartbreak and heartfelt laughter that we could all use a dose of right now.”
— Javier Ramirez, Exile in Bookville, Chicago, IL
About the Author
Emma Straub is the New York Times–bestselling author of four other novels—All Adults Here, Modern Lovers, The Vacationers, 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.