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This Time Tomorrow

by Emma Straub

Hardback (unsigned) £16.99
Published 9th June 2022, 304 pages
Signed first edition £16.99
First edition, first printing, signed by the author
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A fiendishly clever, nostalgic, and tender novel about adolescence and middle age, expectation and anticipation, and how we must cherish what we have while there is still time …

‘Will make you laugh, cry, and call the people you love. Exceptional’ EMILY HENRY
Her most emotionally resonant work yet’ VOGUE
‘Has the makings of a dreamy, witty, contemporary classic’ EVENING STANDARD
‘I just finished and I’m crying at its message and its honestly and its utter beauty’ JODI PICOULT
‘A tender, witty David Nicholls-esque tale of familial love’ i
‘A tender tale of time travel. Straub strips back the layers to reveal what’s important’ STYLIST, ‘BOOK OF THE WEEK’

If you could go back, would you do things differently?

Alice Stern isn’t ready to turn forty. She thought she’d have more time to figure it all out. Above all, she thought she’d have more time with her father, Leonard - but he’s lying in a hospital bed and Alice isn’t sure if she’ll hear his voice again.

When she falls asleep outside their old apartment on the night before her birthday, she’s surprised to be greeted the next morning by a much younger Leonard, with a sixteenth birthday card for a teenage Alice who, far from clinging to her youth, is hurtling towards adulthood …

Alice soon discovers how she got back here, to 1996 and her sixteenth birthday, and realises she can keep on coming, whenever she chooses.

But faced each time with different versions of her life, and the consequences of her decisions, it’s on her not to lose sight of what she wants most …

With her celebrated humour, insight, and heart, Emma Straub cleverly turns all the traditional time travel tropes on their head and delivers a different kind of love story - about the lifelong, reverberating relationship between a parent and child.

‘An excellent time-travelling novel about adolescence and second chances from the always brilliant Emma Straub’ METRO

‘Clever, complex and really rather lovely’ BEST

Magical, heart-warming and insightful Warm, wryly funny and melancholic’ DAILY EXPRESS

‘This time-travelling take on a hypothetical return to 1996 and the protagonist’s 16th birthday will be enough to remind you to cherish what you have’ ELLE

‘Full of deftly managed plot twists, it’s both fun and poignant’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘Literary sunshine’ New York Times on All Adults Here

‘A gorgeous and witty storyteller’ Liane Moriarty

‘A master of the domestic ensemble drama’ Time


This Time Tomorrow
by Emma Straub


Penguin Books Ltd


Publication date
June 9, 2022

22.2cm x 14.4cm x 2.9cm

Page count
304 pages