• Hardcover: 320 pages
• Publisher: Putnam Adult (February 17, 2011)
“This is the thinking woman’s beach read, a love story to the modern family, written with a deep and lovely understanding of mothers and daughters and the sacrifices they’ll make for each other.”
—Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times–bestselling author of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming
If you could return to the road not taken, would you?
Happily married and pregnant, Quinn Braverman has an ominous secret. Every time she makes a major life decision, she knows an alternate reality exists in which she made the opposite choice-not only that, she knows how to cross over. But even in her darkest moments-like her mother’s suicide-Quinn hasn’t been tempted to slip through…until she receives devastating news about the baby she’s carrying.
The grief lures her to peek across the portal, and before she knows it she’s in the midst of the other life: the life in which she married another man, and is childless. The life in which her mother is still very much alive.
Quinn is forced to make a heartbreaking choice. Will she stay with the family she loves and her severely disabled child? Or will an easier life-and the primal need to be with her mother-win out?
Ellen Meister lives on Long Island with her husband and three children.
Ellen’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, February 15th: The Lost Entwife
Wednesday, February 16th: Rundpinne
Thursday, February 17th: Jenn’s Bookshelves
Monday, February 21st: Sara’s Organized Chaos
Friday, February 25th: Colloquium
Monday, February 28th: In the Next Room
Thursday, March 3rd: Savvy Verse & Wit
Friday, March 4th: Raging Bibliomania
Monday, March 7th: Stephanie’s Written Word
Tuesday, March 8th: That’s What She Read
Wednesday, March 9th: Reviews from the Heart
Thursday, March 10th: BookNAround
Monday, March 14th: Teresa’s Reading Corner
Tuesday, March 15th: Debbie’s Book Bag
Tuesday, March 15th: Book Chatter
Wednesday, March 16th: The Book Faery Reviews
Thursday, March 17th: Peeking Between the Pages
Friday, March 18th: Tina’s Book Reviews