A LIFETIME OF IMPOSSIBLE DAYS
Penguin Random House Australia.
Australian Women’s Weekly GREAT READ for August
‘Prepare to immerse yourself in wonder, childish delight and dark, dark trauma in this unique novel from a new and important Australian literary voice’
~Australian Women’s Weekly
If you’re local to Boonah QLD, The Story Tree and Duck Junction in town have signed copies. Elegance and Grace (Kalbar) also have signed copies.
Winner of The Queensland Literary Award 2020- People’s Choice Book of the Year.
Shortlisted for the M.U.D Literary Award 2020
Better Readings Top 100 Books 2020
ORDER IN AUSTRALIA: (print, ebook and Audio book available)
Avid Reader (Westend Bookshop-QLD
Better Read than Dead (Sydney Bookshop)
The Book Depository (free shipping worldwide)
Italian (forthcoming 2020) Biplane Edizioni Publishers
More to follow…
A thoughtful, uplifting and magical story of childhood, family and finding ways to change the inevitable . . .
Meet Willa Waters, aged 8 . . . 33 . . . and 93.
On one impossible day in… 1965, eight-year-old Willa Waters 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?
Tabitha Bird’s stunning debut is a magical, life-affirming novel about heartbreak, healing and learning to forgive yourself.