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  • Published: 15 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241453469
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $45.00

This Time Tomorrow

A Novel

A fiendishly clever, nostalgic, and tender novel about how we must cherish what we have while there is still time

Alice Stern isn't ready to turn forty. She thought she'd have it figured out by now, and have spent more time with her father Leonard, who is very sick. When she wakes up outside their old apartment on her birthday, she's surprised to see a much younger Leonard, with a sixteenth birthday card for Alice, who is rapidly approaching adulthood . . .

Alice soon realises she can keep coming back. Faced each time with different versions of her life, and the consequences of her decisions, Alice must not to lose sight of what she wants most: some time back with Leonard . . .

  • Published: 15 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241453469
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $45.00

About the author

Emma Straub

Emma Straub is the New York Times bestselling author of four novels, The Vacationers, Modern Lovers, Laura Lamont's Life in Pictures, All Adults Here and the short story collection Other People We Married. Her books have been published in twenty countries. She and her husband own Books Are Magic, an independent bookstore in Brooklyn, New York.

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Praise for This Time Tomorrow

Praise for Emma Straub


It's the beautifully drawn, vibrant characters that make this smart, compelling novel so irresistible

Liane Moriarty

Funny, poignant and beautifully observed

Jojo Moyes

Straub writes beautifully and amusingly . . . hard to beat for sheer charm and gentle wit

Daily Mail

Smart and entertaining


Hugely talented . . . intelligent holiday reading

Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 4

Warm and big-hearted . . . leaves you smiling for days

Maria Semple, bestselling author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette

Straub writes with such verve and sympathetic understanding of her characters . . . Reading this novel has all the pleasures of reading one of Anne Tyler's compelling family portraits

New York Times

A funny and insightful look at love and relationships

Good Housekeeping

A smart, cool sensibility


Lovely, satisfying


Smart and fresh, offering new insights into the lives of people all around us

Brooklyn Magazine

Thoughtful and hilarious

Real Simple

It would be easy to compare Straub to other masters of the genre like Meg Wolitzer or Jennifer Egan, but she's already a master in her own right

The Millions

Wise and often hilarious


Readers will devour this witty and warmly satisfying novel

Publishers Weekly

A precise and observant writer whose supple prose carries the story along without a snag. Straub's characters are a quirky and interesting bunch . . . it's a pleasure spending time with them

Starred Review, Kirkus

Devilishly observed

Starred Review, Booklist

Sprinkled with humour and insight

Starred Review, Library Journal

Straub is consistently excellent

Book Riot

'A gorgeous and witty storyteller'

Elizabeth Gilbert, author of City of Girls

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