This Time Tomorrow (Paperback)

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My favorite this season (so far) is Emma Straub’s new novel THIS TIME TOMORROW coming May 17, 2022.

A father/daughter love story, time travel, the book world, and friends that span the decades-what more can you ask for?

— Kathleen

Straub brings her trademark humor, insight, and disarming charm to a time-travel novel that is at its core a love letter to her real-life dad, novelist Peter Straub (who died after this book was published). Alice, a rudderless almost-40-year-old is not necessarily happy with her life, but is not sure of what her happy life might look like. When she stumbles into a time-travel portal she wakes again and again on the morning of her 16th birthday. Trapped in the 90s, she explores her own life decisions and struggles to find a way to change the fate of her beloved father who, somewhere in the future, is confined to a hospital bed.

— Sarah

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



"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 Times

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 fortieth 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, and 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 sixteenth 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, forty-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, 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780593542163
ISBN-10: 0593542169
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publication Date: May 17th, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English