Saturday, June 29, 2019

A Lifetime Of Impossible Days by Tabitha Bird - Book Review


If you read A Lifetime of Impossible Days an actual person will do a little happy dance. I know because I’ve been following Tabitha Bird on her journey to become a published author.

It has been a delight to share in her excitement in bringing her book to life. I’m so pleased for her that I’m not quite sure who is doing the dancing – Tabitha, or me, or both!

This book is a take on time travel in which the main character, Willa, at 33 years old, meets herself at ages 8 and 93. 

Tabitha has a whimsical way with words that reminds me of Kate Morton and brings a smile despite the darker themes in her story. 

Tabitha’s book has its origins in her own childhood experiences. She has created a work of fiction with big-hearted characters that explores how we heal from trauma and hold onto hope.

Thank you Tabitha for sending me an advance copy of your book.

Synopsis from Penguin Books Australia:

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?

Happy reading!