“True collaborators in this life are rare.”
I chose this book on the author’s name alone because I loved her novel “The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry“. This one was completely different in every way but I loved it just as much. Anyone who dismisses the idea of reading it because it is about ‘gamers’ will be missing out on a fantastic book. Fredrik Backman wrote books that were, at first glance, about hockey, but were multi-layered novels about human relationships, so too is Zevin’s book about gamers.
Lifelong friends Sadie and Sam will make you want to know them in real life. They are quirky characters who are fallible, vulnerable, endearing, scary smart, and oh so human.
A complicated, heart-rending, intelligent, and emotional novel, “Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow” will stay in the reader’s psyche for a long time. Human relationships in their myriad permutations are depicted within its pages. A literary treatise on collaboration, loss, despair, perseverance, happenstance, starting over, compromise, choice, but most of all… about love. This is a book that makes you think, reflect, and come to the knowledge that people are not so bad after all…
Highly recommended!This review was written voluntarily and my rating was in no way influenced by the fact that I received a complimentary digital copy of this novel from Viking/Penguin Random House Canada via NetGalley.
Publication date: July 5, 2022
Publisher: Viking – Penguin Random House Canada
ISBN: 9780735243347 ASIN: B09JBCHHDP – 416 pages
GABRIELLE ZEVIN is an internationally best-selling and critically acclaimed author, whose books have been translated into thirty-nine languages.
The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry spent several months on the New York Times Best Seller List, reached #1 on the National Indie Best Seller List, was a USA Today Best Seller, and has been a best seller all around the world. A.J. Fikry was honored with the Southern California Independent Booksellers Award for Fiction and the Japan Booksellers’ Prize, and was long listed for the International Dublin Literary Award, among other honors. The Toronto Globe and Mail called the book “a powerful novel about the power of novels.”
She has also written books for young readers. She is the screenwriter of Conversations with Other Women (Helena Bonham Carter) for which she received an Independent Spirit Award Nomination for Best First Screenplay. She began her writing career at age fourteen as a music critic for the Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel. Her Modern Love column was recently read by Sandra Oh for the Modern Love podcast. The film version of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry, for which Zevin wrote the adaptation, will go into production at the end of 2021.
Zevin is a graduate of Harvard University. She lives in Los Angeles. Her tenth novel, Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow has just been published and is being developed into a feature film by Temple Hill and Paramount Studios.
Zevin is a self-confessed, lifelong gamer.