If, Then

If, Then

Kate Hope Day / Mar 19, 2019

If Then The residents of a sleepy mountain town are rocked by troubling visions of an alternate reality in this dazzling debut that combines the family driven suspense of Celeste Ng s Little Fires Everywhere

  • Title: If, Then
  • Author: Kate Hope Day
  • ISBN: If, Then
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  • Page: 210
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  • The residents of a sleepy mountain town are rocked by troubling visions of an alternate reality in this dazzling debut that combines the family driven suspense of Celeste Ng s Little Fires Everywhere with the inventive storytelling of The Immortalists.In the quiet haven of Clearing, Oregon, four neighbors find their lives upended when they begin to see themselves in parall The residents of a sleepy mountain town are rocked by troubling visions of an alternate reality in this dazzling debut that combines the family driven suspense of Celeste Ng s Little Fires Everywhere with the inventive storytelling of The Immortalists.In the quiet haven of Clearing, Oregon, four neighbors find their lives upended when they begin to see themselves in parallel realities Ginny, a devoted surgeon whose work often takes precedence over her family, has a baffling vision of a beautiful co worker in Ginny s own bed and begins to doubt the solidity of her marriage Ginny s husband, Mark, a wildlife scientist, sees a vision that suggests impending devastation and grows increasingly paranoid, threatening the safety of his wife and son Samara, a young woman desperately mourning the recent death of her mother and questioning why her father seems to be coping with such ease, witnesses an apparition of her mother healthy and vibrant and wonders about the secrets her parents may have kept from her Cass, a brilliant scholar struggling with the demands of new motherhood, catches a glimpse of herself pregnant again, just as she s on the brink of returning to the project that could define her career.At first the visions are relatively benign, but they grow increasingly disturbing and, in some cases, frightening When a natural disaster threatens Clearing, it becomes obvious that the visions were not what they first seemed and that the town will never be the same.Startling, deeply imagined, and compulsively readable, Kate Hope Day s debut novel is about the choices we make that shape our lives and determine our destinies the moments that alter us so profoundly that it feels as if we ve entered another reality.Advance praise for If, Then Effortlessly meshing the dreamlike and the realistic, Kate Hope Day s well crafted mix of literary and speculative fiction is an enthralling meditation on the interconnectedness of all things Publishers Weekly starred review A suburban drama built to leap from page to screen Kirkus Reviews A must read a gorgeous literary novel that asks us to imagine all the possible versions of ourselves that might exist My desire to race to the finish was at all times competing with my urge to savor every line J Courtney Sullivan, New York Times bestselling author of Saints for All Occasions Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Hardcover, 272 pages Expected publication March 12th 2019 by Random House More Details Original Title If, Then ISBN 0525511229 ISBN13 9780525511229 Edition Language English Other Editions 4 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book If, Then by Kate Hope Day Author Release date Mar 12, 2019 Enter for a chance to win one of 50 advance copies of IF, THEN by Kate Hope Day The residents of a sleepy mountain town are rocked by troubling vision Enter for a chance to win one of 50 advance copies of IF, THEN by Kate Hope Day The residents of a sleepy mountain town are rocked by troubling visions of an alternate reality in this dazzling debut that combines the family driven suspense of Celeste Ng s Little Fires Everywhere with the inventive storytelling of The Immortalists Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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partners, realities where their dearly departed are still alive and well, or most alarmingly, seeing a doppelg nger whose appearance suggests a catastrop this is a fun, slipstreamy what if novel that gently floats the possibility of parallel realities as four characters living in a small oregon town begin to experience visions seeing alternate versions of themselves living completely different lives, having made different choices at their crossroads of love or career lives with different partners, realities where their dearly departed are still alive and well, or most alarmingly, seeing a doppelg nger whose appearance suggests a catastrophe on a much larger scale than the personal what is causing these visions, presaged by a metallic taste, a tightening of the air, a tremor in the ground is it the awakening of Broken Mountain, the town s long dormant volcano is it the theoretical multiverse making itself known is it a coincidence that those affected include a scientist studying the effects of geothermal activity on animal behavior or an academic whose area of study, before pregnancy paused her PhD, was metaphysics, specifically these very hypothetical alternate worlds is it a coincidence that the four characters driving this story are not only neighbors, but also connected through circumstance in unexpectedly intimate ways of course it s not, and this tricksy little novel has so very many delicious surprises in storeis goes down smooooooooth like cream soda i d only intended to dip into it, see what it was all about, but i got sucked in immediately and between the clean prose, the ping ponging POVs and the addictive what is going on of the intrigue, i zoomed straight through without even realizing it it s sci fi lite the speculative elements are used to explore contemporary domestic themes concerning family and marriage examinations of regret and dissatisfaction and complacency an opportunity for characters to re evaluate their life choices, with a tacit invitation to the reader to do the same it s not some new age y puff piece pretending to be a novel, though there s meat in this sandwich and it satisfies that food for thought hunger book club appeal for days, but probably not for SF puristse to my blog flag 66 likesLike see review Jan 10, 2019 Katie B rated it liked it Shelves arc, giveaways, fiction, oregon, read in 2019, science fiction The book held my interest but I can t say I was left feeling all that satisfied by the time the story wrapped up While the explanation of why everything occurred wasn t the thing that bothered me, I had this empty feeling when I was done reading because it felt like I got nothing out of the whole purpose of the story I rarely read science fiction but I thought the premise for this one sounded like it had potential Basically four neighbors are just living their lives in Oregon when some weird The book held my interest but I can t say I was left feeling all that satisfied by the time the story wrapped up While the explanation of why everything occurred wasn t the thing that bothered me, I had this empty feeling when I was done reading because it felt like I got nothing out of the whole purpose of the story I rarely read science fiction but I thought the premise for this one sounded like it had potential Basically four neighbors are just living their lives in Oregon when some weird stuff starts happening They have these visions where they see themselves in this alternate reality What the heck is going on I gave this one 3 stars because this was a page turner for me But if I ask myself, did I really get anything out of this read , I would have to say no I ve read some of the other reviews and that certainly wasn t the case for everyone It s not a bad book and I don t regret reading, I just wish I would have connected with the overall message of the story.I won a free copy of this book in a giveaway but was under no obligation to post a review All views expressed are my honest opinion flag 58 likesLike see review View all 6 comments Aug 29, 2018 Julie Langsdorf rated it it was amazing I loved this time warping, mind twisting novel Day s prose is convincing and beautiful, whether she is writing from the point of view of a doctor doing surgery, to a scientist doing field work, to a realtor selling houses She handles the unusual bumps and folds of time that the story reveals in an equally expert way I often thought of Tom Perrotta s wonderful The Leftovers as I read it, in the sense that she made me believe that unbelievable things could actually happen This is literary fict I loved this time warping, mind twisting novel Day s prose is convincing and beautiful, whether she is writing from the point of view of a doctor doing surgery, to a scientist doing field work, to a realtor selling houses She handles the unusual bumps and folds of time that the story reveals in an equally expert way I often thought of Tom Perrotta s wonderful The Leftovers as I read it, in the sense that she made me believe that unbelievable things could actually happen This is literary fiction with a delicious element of science fiction that will appeal to lovers of both Don t miss it flag 20 likesLike see review Jan 06, 2019 Jessica Woodbury rated it really liked it Shelves arc, speculative Can speculative domestic dramas be a new trend Because I would like to read at least five books like this one It takes the kind of complex character building I really enjoy and adds unexpected elements and surreal twists that keep it from feeling like anything close to the same old thing.At the heart of this book is what usually exists just in your mind as you wonder what other paths your life could have taken if you d made a different decision But in this book, those other selves are ev Can speculative domestic dramas be a new trend Because I would like to read at least five books like this one It takes the kind of complex character building I really enjoy and adds unexpected elements and surreal twists that keep it from feeling like anything close to the same old thing.At the heart of this book is what usually exists just in your mind as you wonder what other paths your life could have taken if you d made a different decision But in this book, those other selves are ever so briefly made real to a group of characters in an Oregon town In the middle of a normal day they will see, for an instant, another version of themselves that is much the same but slightly different As these visions recur, they have varying consequences for everyone involved A woman starts to wonder about the possibility of life with a female coworker by her side instead of her husband A daughter views glimpses of her recently dead mother planning a new start and starts to reconsider who her mother was I particularly loved Cass, the brilliant philosopher turned new mom who is not sure she will ever go back to finish her PhD She reminded me of two other recent brilliant female characters in 2019 novels, in LOST AND WANTED and THE TENTH MUSE, and I am hopeful there are even coming.This is the kind of book that could do really well in a book club, generating a lot of discussion and a good way to dip your toe into speculative fiction for clubs that may be hesitant to move into genre novels flag 15 likesLike see review View 2 comments Sep 13, 2018 Danya Bush rated it it was amazing I love this book The prose is deft and beautiful The story is propulsive from the first page, and won t let go of you until its breathless ending An absolute page turner with depth and grit Highly recommended flag 13 likesLike see review Sep 08, 2018 Scott rated it it was amazing I loved this book so much that when I finished the first time, I went back and re read it immediately It s beautifully written and quietly powerful Would highly recommend this book flag 13 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 12, 2018 Justin Brendel rated it really liked it Shelves arc netgalley If, Then was a unique premise in which people are having visions surrounding an unknown, upcoming town tragedy It reminds me a lot of the Mothman Prophecies, in the sense that a lot of people in a small area are having visions, such as mirror images of themselves, dead loved ones, and metallic tastes in their mouths The main characters, Mark and Ginny, are having trouble with their marriage due to work schedules Secondary characters, Samara, Cass, Leah, all have some part of their story line If, Then was a unique premise in which people are having visions surrounding an unknown, upcoming town tragedy It reminds me a lot of the Mothman Prophecies, in the sense that a lot of people in a small area are having visions, such as mirror images of themselves, dead loved ones, and metallic tastes in their mouths The main characters, Mark and Ginny, are having trouble with their marriage due to work schedules Secondary characters, Samara, Cass, Leah, all have some part of their story line intertwined with Mark and Ginny Character development was good, suspense was ok felt like the climax of the story could have happened sooner A larger review to come closer to release date.Thank you to Random House and Netgalley for this advanced copy flag 6 likesLike see review Oct 09, 2018 Megan Collins rated it it was amazing IF, THEN is a brilliant novel from a major new talent in literary fiction I blew through this book in two days, and when I was done, I could not stop thinking about it The premise hooked me from the beginning, but Kate Hope Day takes it to the next level with memorable characters, an intriguing setting, and elegant prose Without giving anything away, I loved how the parallel lives that the characters glimpsed pushed them into making decisions they wouldn t have otherwise, and it was both fun IF, THEN is a brilliant novel from a major new talent in literary fiction I blew through this book in two days, and when I was done, I could not stop thinking about it The premise hooked me from the beginning, but Kate Hope Day takes it to the next level with memorable characters, an intriguing setting, and elegant prose Without giving anything away, I loved how the parallel lives that the characters glimpsed pushed them into making decisions they wouldn t have otherwise, and it was both fun and moving to watch how those decisions played out The climax of this book was also beautifully executed, and I found the ending to be really satisfying Do yourself a favor and READ THIS BOOK flag 6 likesLike see review Oct 15, 2018 Michelle rated it liked it Shelves netgalley 3.5 StarsThank you to Netgalley and Random House for the opportunity to read this book and in exchange provide honest feedback.Four neighbors in Oregon begin to see alternate versions of themselves and don t know why As the book progresses, we learn about how each character is dealing with a particular adversity and how these visions fit into that This started out strong for me, but I was left feeling disappointed When I read the summary, I thought this was a really cool concept A bunch of p 3.5 StarsThank you to Netgalley and Random House for the opportunity to read this book and in exchange provide honest feedback.Four neighbors in Oregon begin to see alternate versions of themselves and don t know why As the book progresses, we learn about how each character is dealing with a particular adversity and how these visions fit into that This started out strong for me, but I was left feeling disappointed When I read the summary, I thought this was a really cool concept A bunch of people see alternate versions of themselves that alter how they see things and the choices they make A character driven novel Sounds interesting I don t want to say much about the plot because I think that is part of the reason I was left feeling disappointed In an attempt to market the book, the story was made out to be something that it isn t sci fi and dramatic While the characters were well developed and interesting, the book didn t live up to what I thought was its full potential For example, the why behind the visions wasn t really explored in depth and in the last section of the book, it seemed like the timeline wasn t really what we thought, but then it kind of veered in a different direction I feel like I m struggling to properly explain, but in an attempt to keep this as spoiler free as possible, this is the best I can do Ultimately, If,Then was good The visions the characters had didn t play as much of a part as I thought they would In the absence of this, was a very good story with interesting people and lessons to learn I think most people will be able to look past the criticisms I had and enjoy this immensely The writing was strong the plot just needed some flushing out in parts for me I look forward to seeing other reviews and welcome anyone who would like to discuss what I think would be a great pick for a book club flag 5 likesLike see review View 2 comments Nov 16, 2018 Ashley rated it liked it Still not sure what I just read flag 5 likesLike see review Oct 31, 2018 Angie Kim rated it it was amazing Oh wow My mind is completely blown This may be the best premise for a novel ever I absolutely LOVE multiverse stories, and I m also obsessed with philosophy, so I was fascinated from the first page Kate Hope Day blew away my very, very high expectations IF, THEN does for parallel worlds what The Time Traveler s Wife does for time travel and what Kate Atkinson s Life After Life does for time loops Like those books which are among my favorite books ever , this book takes a sci fi type of Oh wow My mind is completely blown This may be the best premise for a novel ever I absolutely LOVE multiverse stories, and I m also obsessed with philosophy, so I was fascinated from the first page Kate Hope Day blew away my very, very high expectations IF, THEN does for parallel worlds what The Time Traveler s Wife does for time travel and what Kate Atkinson s Life After Life does for time loops Like those books which are among my favorite books ever , this book takes a sci fi type of concept and focuses on what impact that has on the interconnected lives of a group of neighbors My favorite aspect of IF, THEN is the amazingly authentic and in depth look into the lives of a variety of characters Whether she s writing from the point of view of a surgeon, a philosopher, a scientist, or a stay at home mother, the author takes us into their thought processes, using such rich and specific details that we are transported to their worlds and psyches I kept turning the page, wondering how in the world this author can know so much about so many different fields.Another thing I love is the beautiful yet eerie setting, especially Broken Mountain love the name , which is thought to be a dormant volcano There is so much suspense that builds throughout about whether it s actually dormant and when or if some disaster will strike It totally stressed me out in the best possible way, and I read long into the night to finish the book In short, a fascinating and brilliant novel that I heartily recommend I m not surprised at all that it s being made into a movie it s going to be a huge hit This is one of these books that is so thought provoking that you want all your friends to read it so you can discuss it with them Just perfect for book clubs It s so impressive that this is Kate Day Hope s debut novel, and I ll definitely be looking for her next book flag 4 likesLike see review Nov 16, 2018 Jessica Sullivan rated it it was ok Shelves 2019 read, multiple narrators, sci fi fantasy Do you ever read one of those books where you realize you re 80% done with it and nothing has really even happened That was this book There s an interesting kernel of an idea here about multiverses and what happens when they overlap but it just never goes anywhere, and when it finally does kind of it s rushed and winds up feeling very incomplete This would have been acceptable if it were a different kind of book, the kind where internal character development takes precedence of plot, Do you ever read one of those books where you realize you re 80% done with it and nothing has really even happened That was this book There s an interesting kernel of an idea here about multiverses and what happens when they overlap but it just never goes anywhere, and when it finally does kind of it s rushed and winds up feeling very incomplete This would have been acceptable if it were a different kind of book, the kind where internal character development takes precedence of plot, but it wasn t that It was too shallow to be that It s very clear that this was trying to be something like Dark Matter Overall I found this extremely amateur and disappointing, and am baffled by reviews that claim it has any depth Thanks to NetGalley for an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 01, 2019 Julia Phillips rated it it was amazing A sweeping, inventive novel about multiverses, families, and the different directions our lives can take IF, THEN is cinematic in scope and deeply affecting A thrilling read flag 3 likesLike see review Sep 20, 2018 Andrea Bartz rated it it was amazing I just loved this warm, vivid, sensitive, richly wrought, intricately woven tale of regret, relationships, a touch of science, and the aching loss and beauty of what might have been It is so, so beautifully written, with gorgeous turns of phrase, realistic dialogue, intricately braided plot and pacing, and just the most complex, intriguing, devastating characters imaginable I was so sad when it ended because it meant I couldn t spend time with them And I was so impressed by how the autho I just loved this warm, vivid, sensitive, richly wrought, intricately woven tale of regret, relationships, a touch of science, and the aching loss and beauty of what might have been It is so, so beautifully written, with gorgeous turns of phrase, realistic dialogue, intricately braided plot and pacing, and just the most complex, intriguing, devastating characters imaginable I was so sad when it ended because it meant I couldn t spend time with them And I was so impressed by how the author let the narrative unspool, with little treats and surprises along the way I was very lucky to receive an ARC of this impressive debut and I can t wait to recommend it to everyone in 2019 flag 4 likesLike see review Jan 13, 2019 Claire rated it liked it I found this book intriguing and engaging throughout It was creative, and I enjoyed reading it I liked getting to know the different characters and their somewhat interconnected world the characters were distinct and had their own personalities, even if they could have been further developed at times.I finished the book wanting a little I felt the book was hurtling toward something that never really came some things were answered, but others weren t As others have said, I would hav I found this book intriguing and engaging throughout It was creative, and I enjoyed reading it I liked getting to know the different characters and their somewhat interconnected world the characters were distinct and had their own personalities, even if they could have been further developed at times.I finished the book wanting a little I felt the book was hurtling toward something that never really came some things were answered, but others weren t As others have said, I would have liked to see the characters communicate what they were seeing with each other There were also a couple of times when I was confused about which world a particular character was in elements that seemed true in every other character s world were not true in another s.This book was well paced, and I m glad to have read it, but there were some elements that I would ve liked to see fleshed out further.I received an ARC of this book with thanks from Net Galley Random House Publishing House in exchange for an honest review flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 10, 2019 Jennifer rated it it was amazing Beautifully disorienting and a joy to read flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Jan 22, 2019 Marjorie rated it liked it Shelves netgalley Lackluster collision of alternate realities Complete review to be posted closer to publication date of 3 12 2019 flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 19, 2018 Caryn Shaffer rated it it was amazing I received this book from NetGalley If, Then by Kate Hope Day is an eerie, beautifully written novel set in a small town in Oregon In the shadow of a dormant volcano, ominously named Broken Mountain, a few of the folks in the town begin to experience hallucinations It s not immediately clear what these hallucinations are supposed to represent, but they re disturbing enough to shake the characters who experience them into action For Samara, who has just experienced her mother s death, she se I received this book from NetGalley If, Then by Kate Hope Day is an eerie, beautifully written novel set in a small town in Oregon In the shadow of a dormant volcano, ominously named Broken Mountain, a few of the folks in the town begin to experience hallucinations It s not immediately clear what these hallucinations are supposed to represent, but they re disturbing enough to shake the characters who experience them into action For Samara, who has just experienced her mother s death, she sees her mother wandering around the neighborhood Cass, a new mother at a crossroads between raising a child and pursuing her career, sees herself pregnant again Ginny, an overworked surgeon, sees herself in a relationship with her coworker, Edith, instead of with her husband Mark, a scientist studying animal behavior, sees himself paranoid, homeless and living in the woods.The hallucinations prey on each person differently, causing them to reconsider the trajectories of their lives Setting the story in a remote location only added to the individual characters isolation and the atmosphere of quiet panic throughout the novel.Kate Hope Day has a knack for writing tense, domestic scenes, then adding some sort of mundane, yet terrifying occurrence to scare one of the characters This book was genuinely spooky, and the characters were meticulously crafted, so not only was I scared, but I was invested I wanted to put the book down, but I couldn t look away.I wrote on my blog flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 02, 2018 Amanda eastofreaden rated it liked it Shelves 2018 Thank you to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review opinion.I was immediately intrigued in this book simply based on the idea of the four main characters, four neighbours, witnessing alternate versions of themselves I love anything regarding alternate timelines or parallel universes The story starts out incredibly strong The writing was great, and the characters were fully fleshed out and I felt like I genuinely got to know the characters I loved the exploration of each perso Thank you to Netgalley for the ARC in exchange for my honest review opinion.I was immediately intrigued in this book simply based on the idea of the four main characters, four neighbours, witnessing alternate versions of themselves I love anything regarding alternate timelines or parallel universes The story starts out incredibly strong The writing was great, and the characters were fully fleshed out and I felt like I genuinely got to know the characters I loved the exploration of each person, and as we got further into the story and discovering the parallels and watching their stories evolve However, I ended this book slightly disappointed I kept hoping the characters would discuss with one another the things they were seeing Ginny and Mark would ve been the best case scenario and most plausible since they are married, but that never happens I felt like the climax was rushed, because all of a sudden the book was just over It also felt a little muddy at times for example, when I was reading about Mark and Other Mark, and how those story lines would overlap with, let s say, Cass and Other Cass, I would have to remind myself which version of each other character was experiencing what I felt like I had missed something at times Overall, I think it is a great premise and it s executed well, but there are just some areas that didn t work well for me flag 2 likesLike see review View 1 comment Dec 05, 2018 Mary Lins rated it it was ok Shelves complete When reading If, Then by Kate Hope Day, it comes as no surprise to learn that Kate Hope Day, a former HBO Producer, has already sold the television rights to this unusual novel If, Then takes us to a small community in Oregon and introduces a variety of characters, all of whom are starting to have strange visions What are they WHY are they I have been fascinated by the multiverse theory for many years that at any decision point in our lives there splits off an infinite number of pa When reading If, Then by Kate Hope Day, it comes as no surprise to learn that Kate Hope Day, a former HBO Producer, has already sold the television rights to this unusual novel If, Then takes us to a small community in Oregon and introduces a variety of characters, all of whom are starting to have strange visions What are they WHY are they I have been fascinated by the multiverse theory for many years that at any decision point in our lives there splits off an infinite number of parallel universes This novel gets its title from those kinds of If X, then X decisions outcomes But what will surly work well on screen, doesn t quite gel on the page, and some of the visions are inconsistent some characters see other versions of themselves, yet cannot be seen, but others can actually step into the visions It s definitely intriguing, and if you like shows like the STARZ series, Counterpart as I do , you ll want to watch for this coming TV series flag 2 likesLike see review Oct 18, 2018 sylvie rated it really liked it We have all heard of Parallel Universes, imagined how our alternate selves might live Author Kate Hope Day takes us to a neighborhood close to Broken Mountain, an inactive volcano, were inhabitants of a small neighborhood will meet their alternate selves as they proceed with their individual lives.The premise of multiverse is an interesting one, my only small regret, I wish the author delved deeper into this aspect of the novel, expending the protagonists meetings with their other worldly selve We have all heard of Parallel Universes, imagined how our alternate selves might live Author Kate Hope Day takes us to a neighborhood close to Broken Mountain, an inactive volcano, were inhabitants of a small neighborhood will meet their alternate selves as they proceed with their individual lives.The premise of multiverse is an interesting one, my only small regret, I wish the author delved deeper into this aspect of the novel, expending the protagonists meetings with their other worldly selves, engage them somehow into the story line Otherwise I really enjoyed this novel, the characters are well developed, the story line is cohesive It is an interesting, enjoyable read.I recommend it to anyone who loves an interesting, well written novel flag 2 likesLike see review Dec 21, 2018 Aimee Dars rated it liked it Shelves fiction, scifi fantasy, netgalley Neighbors in a small Oregon college town near a dormant volcano begin to see visions Mark sees visions of disaster that push him to make preparations beyond all logic His wife, Dr Ginny McDonnell, observes herself living happily with a different partner Samara Mehta watches her mother who has been dead a month prepare to sell the family house And new resident Cass, a brilliant graduate student and new mother struggling to find balance, glimpses visions of herself pregnant.The idea behind Neighbors in a small Oregon college town near a dormant volcano begin to see visions Mark sees visions of disaster that push him to make preparations beyond all logic His wife, Dr Ginny McDonnell, observes herself living happily with a different partner Samara Mehta watches her mother who has been dead a month prepare to sell the family house And new resident Cass, a brilliant graduate student and new mother struggling to find balance, glimpses visions of herself pregnant.The idea behind If, Then is fascinating, but the execution did not completely deliver The book began with an interesting premise and the beginning was fueled by the question of the meaning of the visions and introduction of the characters.Telling the story from four points of view provides variety and, in the case of the plot of this book, is absolutely necessary, but the characters are not all equally likable And while I know it s a reality for new parents, I did get tired of the descriptions of Cass s baby s incessant crying.It seems clear that Kate Hope Day conducted careful research because there are meticulous details about Ginny s surgeries and Mark s research, but the narrative at times gets bogged down in these details, and they come at the expense of characterization Some of the most interesting characters are secondary Samara s mother, Cass s graduate advisor, and survivalist Harry, perhaps because they are among the few characters to have backstories.With the lull in the middle of the book, I was hopeful the ending would provide a big payoff, but the denouement was rather anticlimactic and the visions and their rules of engagement weren t consistent or explained.If, Then is solidly written though and I think will appeal to readers who are interested in the Theory of Everything and the possibility of multiverses.Thank you to NetGalley and Random House for providing an advance reading copy in exchange for an honest review.aka darzy Twitter Facebook Instagram flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 20, 2018 Susie Williams rated it really liked it Thank you to Netgalley for offering me an advanced copy of this book I went into this book knowing absolutely nothing about it But I m happy that I did because I don t know if I would have read it based on the description and I ended up really enjoying it The concept of multiverses seemed odd to me, but it totally works in If, Then and had me thinking about the potential multiverses in my world.The story focuses on a neighborhood and the people living in it Each person has their own issues Thank you to Netgalley for offering me an advanced copy of this book I went into this book knowing absolutely nothing about it But I m happy that I did because I don t know if I would have read it based on the description and I ended up really enjoying it The concept of multiverses seemed odd to me, but it totally works in If, Then and had me thinking about the potential multiverses in my world.The story focuses on a neighborhood and the people living in it Each person has their own issues Ginny is a doctor working through some marriage issues and discovering her sexuality as an adult Her husband, Mark, is a scientist frustrated his wife works so much and leaves him to raise their son and starting to worry about protecting his family from natural disaster Samara is a young woman back in town after the death of her mother And Cass is a new mom, struggling with her new identity after quitting school to focus on her family.Things start happening in the novel that make you realize everything isn t happening as you originally thought in terms of chronology and details Some of the characters begin seeing other versions of themselves throughout their day It sounds weird, but somehow it works Kate Hope Day s writing reminds me a lot of Don DeLillo musings on the daily lives of normal people with some sci fi thrown in Because the book isn t necessarily classified as science fiction, that makes the sci fi feel that much believable and like something that could actually be happening in our normal every day lives Overall, this is an enjoyable book that will definitely make you think I ll happily read whatever Day comes out with next flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 19, 2018 S A Hackett rated it really liked it Shelves goodread giveaway wins, arcs, own 4.5 5 Such an alluring read And it s her debut Obviously Mrs Day worked in the Tv world, I felt the vibes throughout the whole time I was reading the novel Each scene between the four MC s played well with one another and I could definitely see it on the big screen While it was a shorter read, it held my attention raptly A nice family story with an intersperse of correlation between the MC s as they go on with their lives unfazed by one another Also, the build up from the beginning of t 4.5 5 Such an alluring read And it s her debut Obviously Mrs Day worked in the Tv world, I felt the vibes throughout the whole time I was reading the novel Each scene between the four MC s played well with one another and I could definitely see it on the big screen While it was a shorter read, it held my attention raptly A nice family story with an intersperse of correlation between the MC s as they go on with their lives unfazed by one another Also, the build up from the beginning of the novel played really well for the story overall, and each person s life mattered and I felt attached to each of them differently Some critiques I ve noticed closer to the end of the book, where a lot of the parallels between the characters and their other realities were closer and closer together, the wording and the connectedness from previous scenes didn t mesh right away for me, so forewarning is to carefully remember who s who and what they ve been doing in their other lives That s the only criticism I have otherwise it was a nice, suspenseful, yet dramatic read barreling towards a happy ending that seems kinda predictable, but still sweet where it s enjoyable Can t wait to pick up a finalized copy in stores once March hits flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 17, 2018 Stephen rated it it was amazing Shelves giveaways This unique and profound literary debut is a page turning wonder to savor.I had to keep reading so I could find out what happens, but at the same time I didn t want it to end.The story and the writing are that good.I completely got lost in the lives of these fascinating characters.The premise is this If we could see alternate versions of ourselves, could we change our fate This might sound heavy or confusing, but it s handled, along with the shifting realities, with simplicity, beauty, and gr This unique and profound literary debut is a page turning wonder to savor.I had to keep reading so I could find out what happens, but at the same time I didn t want it to end.The story and the writing are that good.I completely got lost in the lives of these fascinating characters.The premise is this If we could see alternate versions of ourselves, could we change our fate This might sound heavy or confusing, but it s handled, along with the shifting realities, with simplicity, beauty, and grace.Four neighbors in a mountain town begin to have visions of parallel realities These visions seem harmless at first, but they grow troubling and daunting.When a disaster endangers the town, it appears the visions are not what they first seemed to be.And Clearing, Oregon will never be the same.The ending will leave you thinking about the possible existence of a multiverse and the Theory of Everything Just wonderful.Brilliantly conceived and gorgeously told, it s an absolute must read.More please, Ms Day This was an ARC Giveaway in exchange for an honest review flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 17, 2018 Michele Benchouk rated it it was ok I was a bit disappointed by this book The characters have depth, although I think there may have been too many of them without enough connection between them The science fiction ideas were intriguing, but we never got to the science behind those ideas or an explanation as to why people were able to see between realities The characters were never given a chance to discuss what they had seen with each other, so they never had much of an aha moment and neither did we While I think that many o I was a bit disappointed by this book The characters have depth, although I think there may have been too many of them without enough connection between them The science fiction ideas were intriguing, but we never got to the science behind those ideas or an explanation as to why people were able to see between realities The characters were never given a chance to discuss what they had seen with each other, so they never had much of an aha moment and neither did we While I think that many others will enjoy this character driven story, I was looking for explanation and technical content In an alternate reality, I would love to read Cass paper delving further into the application rather than theory of Counterfactuals.I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review All opinions here are my own flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 28, 2019 Barb rated it liked it Shelves netgalley Thank you to Netgalley and Random House for the opportunity to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review An intriguing, imaginative plot that captured my attention and kept me interested in the characters until the very end A one day read for me Ordinary people living in the shadow of a dormant volcanic mountain begin to experience visions of an alternative universe that results in life changing events Well developed characters that included a surgeon, a scientist, a philosophy academic Thank you to Netgalley and Random House for the opportunity to read this ARC in exchange for an honest review An intriguing, imaginative plot that captured my attention and kept me interested in the characters until the very end A one day read for me Ordinary people living in the shadow of a dormant volcanic mountain begin to experience visions of an alternative universe that results in life changing events Well developed characters that included a surgeon, a scientist, a philosophy academic and a realtor that required the author to do in depth research to flesh out their various fields The scope of her research was impressive Although this book should not be classified as science fiction, I did feel at times that I had stepped into the Twilight Zone Although it was a quick and compelling read, in the end it felt like a just okay story I think I was expecting a impactful endingthus 3 stars flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 28, 2018 Sraah rated it liked it i enjoyed this a lot, maybe not as much as i could have, but for what it was i enjoyed it i loved mark, and hated ginny with a passion, oh don t even get me started on that lady i love multiverse theory so much, i feel it could have delved deeper and bigger things could have happened, it was pretty light and easy going, just abook, really and that s no insult because i lovelovelove books it just needed something nothing happened to make it grasp you and shake your world up, sadly i enjoyed this a lot, maybe not as much as i could have, but for what it was i enjoyed it i loved mark, and hated ginny with a passion, oh don t even get me started on that lady i love multiverse theory so much, i feel it could have delved deeper and bigger things could have happened, it was pretty light and easy going, just abook, really and that s no insult because i lovelovelove books it just needed something nothing happened to make it grasp you and shake your world up, sadly oh well, i don t regret reading it, i liked the premise even if they payoff wasn t as grand as it could have been flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 07, 2019 Brian rated it liked it In this book that reminded me of the movie Sliding Doors several people see alternate versions of themselves A doctor sees herself in bed with another woman instead of her husband Her husband, Mark, sees a wild version of himself dealing with a natural disaster This book was pretty fast paced and the major issue I had was that it was optioned for a TV show and felt like it was written to be for TV and not so much as a digestible novel I read it and pictured it as a show and I did think i In this book that reminded me of the movie Sliding Doors several people see alternate versions of themselves A doctor sees herself in bed with another woman instead of her husband Her husband, Mark, sees a wild version of himself dealing with a natural disaster This book was pretty fast paced and the major issue I had was that it was optioned for a TV show and felt like it was written to be for TV and not so much as a digestible novel I read it and pictured it as a show and I did think it would work great but I m not sure it worked so well as a novel since it was just a bit too short for me flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 02, 2018 Kim rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves netgalley reviews This is a brain buster for sure The multiverse threads may confuse some readers but I found the storyline easy to follow Once the reader crashes down into that dip where they realize exactly what s going on in the book there is certainly a very real sense of dread This is not a relaxing read in any way but it is engaging and intriguing My only wish is that some of the stories hinted at were fleshed out a bit , but there was a lot of ground for the author to cover here Fleshing out all o This is a brain buster for sure The multiverse threads may confuse some readers but I found the storyline easy to follow Once the reader crashes down into that dip where they realize exactly what s going on in the book there is certainly a very real sense of dread This is not a relaxing read in any way but it is engaging and intriguing My only wish is that some of the stories hinted at were fleshed out a bit , but there was a lot of ground for the author to cover here Fleshing out all of the storylines may have been too much flag 1 likeLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It 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    1. this is a fun, slipstreamy what if novel that gently floats the possibility of parallel realities as four characters living in a small oregon town begin to experience visions seeing alternate versions of themselves living completely different lives, having made different choices at their crossroads of love or career lives with different partners, realities where their dearly departed are still alive and well, or most alarmingly, seeing a doppelg nger whose appearance suggests a catastrop this is [...]


    2. The book held my interest but I can t say I was left feeling all that satisfied by the time the story wrapped up While the explanation of why everything occurred wasn t the thing that bothered me, I had this empty feeling when I was done reading because it felt like I got nothing out of the whole purpose of the story I rarely read science fiction but I thought the premise for this one sounded like it had potential Basically four neighbors are just living their lives in Oregon when some weird The [...]


    3. I loved this time warping, mind twisting novel Day s prose is convincing and beautiful, whether she is writing from the point of view of a doctor doing surgery, to a scientist doing field work, to a realtor selling houses She handles the unusual bumps and folds of time that the story reveals in an equally expert way I often thought of Tom Perrotta s wonderful The Leftovers as I read it, in the sense that she made me believe that unbelievable things could actually happen This is literary fict I l [...]


    4. Can speculative domestic dramas be a new trend Because I would like to read at least five books like this one It takes the kind of complex character building I really enjoy and adds unexpected elements and surreal twists that keep it from feeling like anything close to the same old thing.At the heart of this book is what usually exists just in your mind as you wonder what other paths your life could have taken if you d made a different decision But in this book, those other selves are ev Can sp [...]


    5. I love this book The prose is deft and beautiful The story is propulsive from the first page, and won t let go of you until its breathless ending An absolute page turner with depth and grit Highly recommended


    6. I loved this book so much that when I finished the first time, I went back and re read it immediately It s beautifully written and quietly powerful Would highly recommend this book


    7. If, Then was a unique premise in which people are having visions surrounding an unknown, upcoming town tragedy It reminds me a lot of the Mothman Prophecies, in the sense that a lot of people in a small area are having visions, such as mirror images of themselves, dead loved ones, and metallic tastes in their mouths The main characters, Mark and Ginny, are having trouble with their marriage due to work schedules Secondary characters, Samara, Cass, Leah, all have some part of their story line If, [...]


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