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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (883 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ellen Meister Narrator: Hillary Huber Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 and 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?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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, author of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

  • “A resonant story about the importance of mothers, both having one and being one.”


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Marie | 2/12/2014

    " A beach book. One of those books where you are conscious of it not being great writing but you can't stop yourself from reading it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Cathy | 2/8/2014

    " What a wonderful escape! I'm not normally into anything that even hints to sci-fi, but this was a very pleasant surprise. It's so much more than "portals". It's more about a woman, Quinn, whom is going through a time when she needs to make a very difficult descision. She is lucky enough to be able to get a glimpse of what could have been had she made a different descision ten years prior. The things she learns in her "Other Life" helped her make her descision. This book will have you on both sides of the fence when trying to figure out what you think she should do. Exciting, entertaining, joyful and tearful... this book will take you through it all. I read this during a very difficult time for my family, and I am so grateful to Ms. Meister for the very entertaining distraction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/6/2014

    " Meh. I felt like the "otherness" of this story was an after-thought. It didn't seem to mesh well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Linda | 2/6/2014

    " Interesting story about depression, artists, and portals leading to previous lifes. "

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