Twisted Sisters. By Jen Lancaster. 2014.
NAL, $25.95 (9780451239655).
Reagan is fixated on how everyone dotes
on her younger sister, Geri. When she gets
the Freaky Friday–like ability to see their
shared past from her sister’s perspective,
she finally realizes that her own bitterness
is undermining her relationships and her
chance for happiness.
What Alice Forgot. By Liane Moriarty.
2011. Putnam, $24.95 (9780399157189).
Twenty-nine-year-old Alice is pregnant
with her first child, adores her husband,
and has never set foot inside a spinning
studio. Thirty-nine-year-old Alice suffers a
sudden fall in her Friday spin class, wakes
up with a splitting headache, and finds
out she has three children and is in the
middle of custody proceedings. Without
any concrete memories of the past 10
years, she tries to figure out what happened to her free-spirited younger self.
The Year We Turned Forty. By Liz Fenton
and Lisa Steinke. 2016. Washington
Square, $16 (9781476763446).
On the eve of their joint fiftieth-birthday
party in Vegas, three friends meet a magician and get the chance to go back to the
year they turned 40. Their new choices
don’t always work out the way they expect,
and they can’t decide if they want to stay
and live life from that point on or return
to the present—and the catch is, if they to
agree to stay, they all must stay together.
and she has to return it, a fall off the
department store escalator plunges her
into a life of more luxury than she could
The Regulars. By Georgia Clark. 2016.
Atria, $25 (9781501119590).
If you came across a potion that promised to make you pretty, would you take
it? Three friends have the chance and grab
it. The young New Yorkers have loads of
baggage—which they assume would go
away if only they were beautiful.
The Story of Us. By Dani Atkins. 2015.
Ballantine, $15 (9780804178549).
On the way home from her bachelorette
party, Emma and her friends get into a car
accident. Handsome stranger Jack happens to arrive at the scene of the wreck,
rescuing Emma just before the car explodes. From there, an alternate story line
unfolds that finds Emma in the future,
having left her fiancé to pursue Jack.
Time of My Life. By Allison
Winn Scotch. 2008. Crown, $23
An oldie but a goodie: bored wife and
mother Jillian wakes up from a massage to discover the life she knew never
happened—she’s now seven years in the
past, still with her previous boyfriend.
She has not yet met her husband, and
dreams of her daughter cause Jillian’s
memory of the future to become confused with the past.