The Other Life

By Ellen Meister
(Berkley Trade, Paperback, 9780425243374, 368pp.)

Publication Date: December 6, 2011

Other Editions of This Title: Hardcover, Compact Disc, Compact Disc, MP3 CD

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Selected by Indie Booksellers for the March 2011 Indie Next List
“Quinn's artistic mother took her own life, leaving Quinn wondering why. To help her cope on this journey, Quinn has the ability to travel between two parallel worlds via hidden portals. One world is a safe, suburban life with her husband, Lewis, and their young son Isaac on Long Island, albeit a world filled with the reality of her mother's death. The other is a dramatic life in New York City with neurotic Eugene, a life in which her mother is still very much alive. The premise of these portals may seem strange, but Meister makes it work and does it very well.”
-- Annie Philbrick, Bank Square Books, Mystic, CT


Description

If you could return to the road not taken...would you?

Quinn Braverman has a perfect life, with a loving husband, an adorable son, and another baby on the way.

Quinn also has an ominous secret: she knows that another version of her life exists...one in which she made totally different life choices. But she's never been tempted to switch lives-until a shocking turn of events pushes her to cross over, and she discovers the one person she thought she'd lost forever: Her mother.

But Quinn can't have both lives. Soon, she must decide which she really wants-the one she has...or the other life...




About the Author

Ellen Meister is the author of two previous novels as well as numerous short stories. She lives on Long Island with her husband and three children, and is at work on a fourth book.

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