- Title: Maybe in Another Life
- Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Genre: Women’s Fiction
- Published: July 2015 – Washington Square Press
- Source: Publisher
My take: When twenty-nine year old Hannah Martin moves back to Los Angeles she finds the comfort of long-time friends who are like family to her. Her best friend Gabby and her husband take her out to meet up with old school friends. Hannah is excited to see the boyfriend who got away (or broke up with her when he went to college). When the night out ends Hannah decides to go home with Gabby and tells Ethan (the old boyfriend) they’ll get together again soon. With that decision, and on their way home, life changes for Hannah.
I don’t want to chance a spoiler so I’ll stop there. As I found with Taylor Jenkins Reid’s previous novels, Maybe in Another Life was difficult to stop reading once I read the first page. Her writing style is so engaging that I didn’t want to do anything but keep turning the pages. I love when that happens.
Maybe in Another Life is about destiny. Or coincidences. Do we all have a person we’re meant to be with or is it just dumb luck that we find the right person? The story is romantic, emotional, and even throws quantum mechanics into the mix. That got your attention, didn’t it? A good read any time of year but it’s also on my Summer Book recommendations list.
Taylor Jenkins Reid is an author and essayist from Acton, Massachusetts. She is the author of Forever, Interrupted and After I Do. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alex, and her dog, Rabbit.
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MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Atria Books/Washington Square Press Paperback | 352 pages | ISBN: 9781476776880 | July 7, 2015 | $16.00
eBook: Atria Books/Washington Square Press | 352 pages | ISBN: 9781476776897 | July 7, 2015 | $11.99