Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: If, Then

Can't-Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and helps us spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating!

If, Then
Kate Hope Day
Expected publication date: March 12, 2019
The residents of a sleepy mountain town are rocked by troubling visions of an alternate reality in this dazzling debut that combines the family-driven suspense of Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere with the inventive storytelling of The Immortalists.

In the quiet haven of Clearing, Oregon, four neighbors find their lives upended when they begin to see themselves in parallel realities. Ginny, a devoted surgeon whose work often takes precedence over her family, has a baffling vision of a beautiful co-worker in Ginny’s own bed and begins to doubt the solidity of her marriage. Ginny’s husband, Mark, a wildlife scientist, sees a vision that suggests impending devastation and grows increasingly paranoid, threatening the safety of his wife and son. Samara, a young woman desperately mourning the recent death of her mother and questioning why her father seems to be coping with such ease, witnesses an apparition of her mother healthy and vibrant and wonders about the secrets her parents may have kept from her. Cass, a brilliant scholar struggling with the demands of new motherhood, catches a glimpse of herself pregnant again, just as she’s on the brink of returning to the project that could define her career.

At first the visions are relatively benign, but they grow increasingly disturbing—and, in some cases, frightening. When a natural disaster threatens Clearing, it becomes obvious that the visions were not what they first seemed and that the town will never be the same.

Startling, deeply imagined, and compulsively readable, Kate Hope Day’s debut novel is about the choices we make that shape our lives and determine our destinies—the moments that alter us so profoundly that it feels as if we've entered another reality. - from Goodreads
This synopsis leaves me with so many questions, I can't wait to find out what is going on in this town and what the visions mean!


  1. Wow this sounds stunning. It definitely brings up a lot of questions, too!

  2. What an intriguing concept!

    Lotte Han |

  3. This sounds wild. I hadn't heard of it before but would definitely like to read it. And yes, I already have so many questions!

  4. You had me at family-driven suspense! This one sounds like it is going to be incredible. New one for the TBR. Thanks for sharing it! :)

  5. Parallel realities?? Or something weird like it?? I'm in!

  6. I've seen this one around, but I tend to struggle with "alternate reality" books. I do hope you enjoy this one though. Have a great week!

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  7. I agree that this book sounds very, very curious. I'm making a note and will watch for it. Thanks!

  8. This sounds fascinating, I will have to add this to my TBR and check it out! What an interesting concept!

  9. This sounds really cool and I love small town stuff. I'm going to have to look into it!

  10. I love the sound of this too- visions, alternate realities. I also want to know what's going on!

  11. I really enjoy reading stories with parallel realities. I love considering the different paths the characters can take.

  12. Ooh, this one has an interesting concept. Hope you end up enjoying this one!
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  13. This sounds wonderful, Angela, and I’ve had it on my radar. I hope you love it!

    Jennifer Tar Heel Reader

  14. I think this one would be a winner with me. What a great pick! I will be adding this on to my list. I hope we both get a chance to read it!



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