need help finding a book....i dont know titile or author

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Registered: 01-24-2007
need help finding a book....i dont know titile or author
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Fri, 09-14-2012 - 12:29pm

I bought some books at a yard sale for my mother in law.  one of them looked really interesting and I told her to give it back to me when she was dont with it.  well,......she doesnt know who she gave it to, but I cant stop thinking about this book.

I read the back of the book, and basically its about a woman in current day who married a boring stable man and has a daugther and she lost her mother (maybe in a car accident)     This woman has the ability to go back and see what life would be life if she had chosen to marry the more exciting man.  I think he may have been a musician.  In that life, her mother is still alive.  I think she can step between the two lives but eventually has to choose between the lives. the boring marriage and baby or having her mother and exciting life. 

Does this sound familiar to anyone?  It was not a romance novel.  It was a hardcover book.  help!

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Registered: 01-24-2007

yes, that one has come up in my search, but its not the book I am looking for.  I knew this was a longshot.

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Registered: 08-23-1997

I'm a librarian and I'm going to say what I always say when someone asks a question like this..Call your local library. Ask to speak to the reference librarian. You don't even have to go in person. Just ask your question over the phone and they will get back to you. I used to belong to several book discussion boards for librarians. They could post a question there and get your answer. There are also databases that list books by topic. My library used to subscribe but, it fell victim to a budget cut.

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Registered: 07-12-2001

I don't think this is it either, but a similar book is The Post-Birthday World by Lionel Shriver. I highly recommend it!

 

Bev

 

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