A provocative and hauntingly powerful debut novel reminiscent of Sliding Doors, THE BOOKSELLER follows a woman in the 1960s who must reconcile her reality with the tantalizing alternate world of her dreams.
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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Nothing is as permanent as it appears...
Kitty Miller has come to terms with her unconventional single life.
She loves the bookshop she runs with her best friend, Frieda, and enjoys complete control over her day-to-day existence.
Then the dreams begin.
Katharyn Andersson is married to Lars, the love of her life.
They have beautiful children, an elegant home, and good friends.
It's everything Kitty Miller once believed she wanted - but it only exists when she sleeps. Convinced that these dreams are simply due to her overactive imagination, Kitty enjoys her nighttime forays into this alternate world.
But with each visit, the more irresistibly real Katharyn's life becomes.
Can she choose which life she wants? If so, what is the cost of staying Kitty, or becoming Katharyn?
A hauntingly powerful novel that freshly considers the timeless question - 'What if?'
Cynthia Swanson's novel will make you think about the paths you could have taken - but even more so, what you can learn from them to make your reality richer - Redbook Magazine
The novel delivers on its fantasy scenario like a modern-day fairy tale... proves highly satisfying - USA Today
This is a stunner of a debut novel, astonishingly tight and fast paced. The 1960s tone is elegant and even, and Kitty/Katharyn's journey is intriguing... This will especially resonate with fans of the movie Sliding Doors and the authors Anna Quindlen and Anita Shreve - Library Journal, starred review