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The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart: The topsy turvy life affirming adventure

Margarita Montimore

3 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

For fans of IN FIVE YEARS and THE SIGHT OF YOU comes a life-affirming story about a woman who lives every year of her life in the wrong order


'With its countless epiphanies and surprises, Oona proves difficult to put down' USA Today

'By turns tragic and triumphant, heartbreakingly poignant and joyful, this is ultimately an uplifting and redemptive read' Guardian



Brooklyn, 1982. Oona Lockhart is about to celebrate her 19th birthday and ring in the New Year. But at the stroke of midnight, she finds herself in her fifty-one-year-old body, thirty-two years into the future.

Every birthday, Oona leaps into a different year of her life at random. Still young on the inside, but ever changing on the outside, who will she be next year? Nineties Club Kid? World traveller? Wife to a man she's never met?

As the years pass, Oona must learn to navigate a life that's out of order . . . but is it broken?

Surprising, magical and poignant, Margarita Montimore's debut is an uplifting joyride through an ever-changing world that shows us what it means to truly live for now.

People can't get enough of Oona Lockhart:
'A heartfelt novel' Kirkus

'Surprising and touching' Publishers Weekly

'A wonderful and exciting read about living in the moment' Woman's Way

'Wow what a book! The perfect blend of angst, romance, pop-culture, and time travel . . . such a fun concept' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'I am not a huge time travel reader but the way it was done here was so intriguing . . . Oona had many emotions to deal with, so many decisions to make based on snippets of her life she was putting together like a puzzle' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'If Rebecca Searle's THE DINNER LIST and Blake Crouch's RECURSION had a book baby, it would be THE REARRANGED LIFE OF OONA LOCKHART . . . full of heart, humour and geeky genre fun' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'I have never read anything like this . . . I loved seeing [Oona's] growth and progression as she is maturing and understanding more of what should be experienced' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐

'I stayed up late to read this . . . the concept was so beautifully executed . . . it's one of those stories that keeps your brain churning about the "what-if"s and the endless possibilities that a concept creates' Goodreads reviewer, ⭐ ⭐ &#

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Praise for The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart: The topsy turvy life affirming adventure

  • Margarita Montimore has written a dazzling novel. This madcap opera, the story of Oona Lockhart's life told in full with scope and breadth in and out of sequence but never out of tune, is the perfect read for this moment. Modern, emotional, funny, ferocious, and spun with enough light and magic to fire up the Vegas strip, The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart lands like a meteor - Adriana Trigiani, author of Tony's Wife

  • A fascinating and beautifully crafted tale which explores identity and relationships in one woman's unpredictable and radically-changing world. Unputdownable and uplifting, what Montimore has penned is a treasure that will remind you of the importance of living life fully in the present - Kim Michele Richardson, author of The Book Women of Troublesome Creek

  • The Rearranged Life of Oona Lockhart is haunting?a fascinating, sometimes heart-wrenching exploration of life lived moment-to-moment - Emily Colin, author of The Memory Thief

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Margarita Montimore

After receiving a BFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College, Margarita Montimore worked for over a decade in publishing and social media before deciding to focus on the writing dream full-time. She lives in New Jersey with her husband and dog.

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