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"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
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 withwhom 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?
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.