Updated: Jul 31, 2019
'Meet Willa Waters, aged 8 . . . 33 . . . and 93.
On one impossible day in 1965, eight-year-old Willa receives a mysterious box containing a jar of water and the instruction: ‘One ocean: plant in the backyard.’ So she does - and somehow creates an extraordinary time-slip that allows her to visit her future selves.
On one impossible day in 1990, Willa is 33 and a mother-of-two when her childhood self magically appears in her backyard. But she’s also a woman haunted by memories of her dark past – and is on the brink of a decision that will have tragic repercussions . . .
On one impossible day in 2050, Willa is a silver-haired, gumboot-loving 93-year-old whose memory is fading fast. Yet she knows there’s something she has to remember, a warning she must give her past selves about a terrible event in 1990. If only she could recall what it was.
Can the three Willas come together, to heal their past and save their future, before it’s too late?' - Penguin Random House
I have honestly never read anything quite like Tabitha Bird's magical novel, A Lifetime of Impossible Days. It is one of those truly special stories that will stay with me forever and oh how I fell in love with all three generations of the beautiful 'Willas'. The prose is so eloquent, especially when dealing with the book's darker themes of domestic abuse.
The Willas come to life and virtually jump off the pages and drag you back in, to share with you their story which is one of love and hope amidst great despair. This is a truly beautiful novel and I am in awe that it is Tabitha's debut.
I loved it so much that it is our chosen book for my book club this month!
So go grab yourself a copy, brew yourself a hot cup of tea and introduce yourself to Willa Waters... you won't be disappointed.xx
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