This Time Tomorrow - Emma Straub

This Time Tomorrow

By Emma Straub

  • Release Date: 2022-05-17
  • Genre: Family
Score: 4
From 440 Ratings



“The pages brim with tenderness and an appreciation for what we had and who we were. I could not have loved it more."—Ann Patchett

“The kind of book that will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you call the people you love. Exceptional."—Emily Henry

"Delightful"Boston Globe

"Poignant"New York Times

What if you could take a vacation to your past?

        With her celebrated humor, insight, and heart, beloved New York Times bestseller Emma Straub offers her own twist on traditional time travel tropes and a different kind of love story.

On the eve of her fortieth birthday, Alice’s life isn’t terrible. She likes her job, even if it isn’t exactly the one she expected. She’s happy with her apartment, her romantic status, and her independence, and she adores her lifelong best friend. But her father is ailing, and it feels to her as if something is missing. When she wakes up the next morning, she finds herself back in 1996, reliving her sixteenth birthday. But it isn’t just her adolescent body that shocks her, or seeing her high school crush—it’s her dad, the vital, charming, forty-something version of her father with whom she is reunited. Now armed with a new perspective on her own life and his, some past events take on new meaning. Is there anything that she would change if she could?


  • Waste of Time travel premise

    By Chunyu tiying
    Less engaging version of the story seen in the film “About Time.”
  • Not horrible, but not great.

    By TMcJilton
    It takes a while for the story to get going, leaving me wondering what the book is actually about until about halfway through, but didn’t leave me feeling satisfied at the end.
  • Irresistible

    By Burn you money
    The concept of a pivotal day in your life that you could return to and change is irresistible. It leads to so much contemplation when you think about what that day may be, what you may be able to change, what changes will lead to something and what changes will change nothing.
  • Young Adult

    By Kaykel
    There were so many positive reviews of this book. It reads as a young adult novel wish it had been an adult book.