Thursday, March 5, 2020

Spotlight and Giveaway: The Two Lives of Lydia Bird

We're pleased to feature Josie Silver's sophomore novel, The Two Lives of Lydia Bird. Melissa A listed her debut, One Day in December, on her 2018 favorites list and is excited to read this one soon! Thanks to Penguin Random House, we have one copy to give away!


Two lives. Two loves. One impossible choice. From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Reese’s Book Club Pick One Day in December. . .

Written with Josie Silver’s trademark warmth and wit, The Two Lives of Lydia Bird is a powerful and thrilling love story about the what-ifs that arise at life’s crossroads, and what happens when one woman is given a miraculous chance to answer them.

Lydia and Freddie. Freddie and Lydia. They’d been together for more than a decade and Lydia thought their love was indestructible. But she was wrong. On Lydia’s twenty-eighth birthday, Freddie died in a car accident.

So now it’s just Lydia, and all she wants is to hide indoors and sob until her eyes fall out. But Lydia knows that Freddie would want her to try to live fully, happily, even without him. So, enlisting the help of his best friend, Jonah, and her sister, Elle, she takes her first tentative steps into the world, open to life—and perhaps even love—again.

But then something inexplicable happens that gives her another chance at her old life with Freddie. A life where none of the tragic events of the past few months have happened.

Lydia is pulled again and again through the doorway to her past, living two lives, impossibly, at once. But there’s an emotional toll to returning to a world where Freddie, alive, still owns her heart. Because there’s someone in her new life, her real life, who wants her to stay.

“I read The Two Lives of Lydia Bird in a single sitting. What a beautiful, emotional gift Josie Silver has given us.”
—Jodi Picoult

Photo by Justine Stoddart
Josie Silver’s debut novel, One Day in December, was a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Josie lives in a small town in the UK with her husband, their sons, and an ever-changing cast of animals.

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30 comments:

JeanneK said...

Josie is a really talented author and I’d be thrilled to win a copy of her book. Thank you for the chance.

Amy Vox Libris said...

Part of me would like to relive the day(s) my children were born because they were such a blur, and I was so caught up in fear over what was happening that I didn't enjoy it. I think I'd also like to relive a day when I said something hurtful and selfish to a friend. I'd love to be able not to have said those things.

Nina said...

I would love to have paid attention more as a kid and focused on learning a second language. My parents always tried to encourage me, but I pushed back when I was younger.

Linda May said...

I would like to relive my days in high school, back then I was quiet and shy and didn't date anyone till my 20's. I changed in my 20's and dated and got married. Thanks for this amazing giveaway. I love the cover of this book and it looks like a fun read.

Carla S. said...

There are a few relationships I would not enter into if I had the chance for a do-over.

Diane Markowitz said...

I’m happy the way my life turned out and wouldn’t change anything.

Jeanne said...

The day my husband and I decided to go on vacation, not knowing at the time he would become gravely ill.

Sherry said...

I wouldn't reduce anything. Everything I did in the past made me who I am.

Peggy Russo said...

I’d love to do my wedding day over. This time I’d relax and have fun!

Michelle L said...

I don't think I would do over anything. Everything I've done and been through has made me what I am today, and I'm content.

Margie Shaw said...

I think if I could have a do- over I would change just about everything. The only thing I don’t regret is having my 3 children.

traveler said...

I would redo my understanding and behavior when I was young to my parents and grandmother.

Elena Y. said...

I would love to spend more time with my mom

Julie C said...

My wedding day, it flew by too quick.

Jess said...

my mom died when I was 21 - I would love to redo the last year with her since i Had no idea what was coming

diannekc said...

I would like to redo my early 20's.

Linda Marie said...

I would love to do high school again to learn more and not be so shy.

holdenj said...

I would redo turning down a part time summer internship. I still could have worked at my high school job for money, more than likely, but at the time, free part time work wasn't going to cut it.
Thanks!

Grandma Cootie said...

Probably a lot of moments, but does't really help to look back like that.

Mary Preston said...

I'd like to do over my entire teenage years.

Linda Kish said...

Only one day to do over?? I'd like to rethink my wedding days and not do them. There are a lot more times I'd like to do over but those are the biggest.

rubynreba said...

I wish my children were all still toddlers!

Nancy P said...

The day I was struck & injured by a drunk driver.

bn100 said...

not sure

Tracy Wirick said...

I’d like to do my 20s over and perhaps make different choices to alter my path

Bonnie K. said...

As far as doing over my life, I'd not enter certain relationships I was in and perhaps being a little less strict with my children. While I have these wishes, I would like to think that my experiences have made me who I am today.

Rita Wray said...

I would have taken more trips to Australia to visit my parents.

Nancy said...

Looking back, there were some clothing outfits over the years that would benefit from a do over.

Nancy
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A. B. said...

Wow... this book sounds simply amazing.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this question, and I keep thinking about regrets. I look back to where the worst of things all started, and... In hindsight, my “do-over” would have been to not go to a 4-year college and enter the field of study that I did. I was never focused on “the big picture,” at all— and that ultimately led to some awful things.
—Ann

Kim said...

I would have traveled more when I was younger