Genre: Literary Fiction
Length: 240 pages
First Published: 2023
Through a journey of heartbreak, love, and time, Mia must abandon the rules she was raised with at the Community. As she does, she realizes that reading can transport you to other worlds or bring them to you, and that readers and writers affect one another in mysterious ways. She learns that time is more fluid than she can imagine, and that love is stronger than any chains that bind you.
As a girl Mia fell in love with a book. Now as a young woman she falls in love with a brilliant writer as she makes her way back in time. But what if Nathaniel Hawthorne never wrote The Scarlet Letter? And what if Mia Jacob never found it on the day she planned to die?
Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote: “A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.”
This is the story of one woman’s dream. For a little while it came true.
About Alice Hoffman
Alice Hoffman is the bestselling author of more than thirty books. Her works include Practical Magic, The Rules of Magic, Magic Lessons, The Book of Magic, The World That We Knew, Here on Earth, The Dovekeepers, and The Marriage of Opposites. She currently lives near Boston, Massachusetts. Visit the author’s website →