The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells

By Andrew Sean Greer
(Ecco Press, Hardcover, 9780062213785, 289pp.)

Publication Date: June 2013

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the July 2013 Indie Next List
“This exquisitely rendered novel captures one character in three distinct and historically significant periods: the flu epidemic of 1918, the wartime world of 1945, and the full-blown AIDS terror of 1985. Greer manages to achieve the near impossible himself in making Greta believable in all three. She suffers and learns in each circumstance, though her hard-won accumulated knowledge is of little help in solving the essential riddle that is life. Stilll, hers is a grand and brave journey that will not soon be forgotten.”
-- Marion Abbott, Mrs. Dalloway's, Berkeley, CA
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the July 2013 Indie Next List
Selected by Indie Booksellers for the July 2013 Indie Next List


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From the critically acclaimed author of the "New York Times" bestseller "The Confessions of Max Tivoli" comes a rapturously romantic story of a woman who finds herself transported to the "other lives" she might have lived.



Praise For The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells

“The premise of this novel isn’t that a woman travels through time: it’s that ‘the impossible happens once to each of us’…What this wonderful novel teaches us is how magic works.”
-John Irving

“Andrew Sean Greer is one of the most talented writers around, feeling and funny, with a genuinely fine prose style and a sensibility to match.”
-Michael Chabon

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