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  • 10 November 2018
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Review Ï If Then Author Kate Hope Day 106 Autiful co worker in Ginny’s own bed and begins to doubt the solidity of her marriage Ginny’s husband Mark a wildlife scientist sees a vision that suggests impending devastation and grows increasingly paranoid threatening the safety of his wife and son Samara a young woman desperately mourning the recent death of her mother and uestioning why her father seems to be coping with such ease witnesses an apparition of her mother healthy and vibrant and wonders about the secrets her par. We all play the If Then game You know the one If I hadthen Somtimes we envision results from minor situations such as If I had not eaten so much at dinner Then my dress wouldn t be so tight Sometimes we fantasize about major events in our lives such as If I had gone to law school Then I would be a rich successful lawyer today But ultimately we put If Then aside and return to realityBut what if reality becomes difficult to determine What if the visions we ponder in the If Then game seems to become real Kate Hope Day in her novel If Then explores the idea of parallel or alternative realitiesKate introduces us to four neighbors living on the same cul de sac in Clearing Oregon Ginny is a skilled surgeon dedicated to her work ponders an affair with a coworker as an escape from her failing marriageMark Ginny s husband is an eco scientist who has become overwhelmed by visions of mass destruction and detestation These premonitions have consumed his lifeNeighbor Samara deeply mourns the death of her mother wonders why her father is so easily adapting When she sees a younger healthy manifestation of her mother she begins to uestion what it is that she really knowsCass the fourth neighbor is a brilliant scholar and new mother As she prepares to return to her promising research she is troubled by her recurring vision of herself pregnant again The visions are troubling to herAnd then there is the volcano Clearing Oregon has a dormant volcanoKate Hope Day gives us a story of possibilities Is there a theoretical universe Are four neighbors connected in other ways Is the volcano awakening Kate Hope Day s attention to detail makes the book a mind bendy time twisty all to real speculative drama This book may not be enough for hardcore sci fi aficionados but those of us who have spent a few minutes applying If Then to our own lives this is a story that lets us believe in the unbelievable I received an advance copy of this book from NetGalley NetGalley IfThen

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Review Ï If Then Author Kate Hope Day 106 The residents of a sleepy mountain town are rocked by troubling visions of an alternate reality in this dazzling debut that combines the family driven suspense of Celeste Ng’s Little Fires Everywhere with the inventive storytelling of The ImmortalistsIn the uiet haven of Clearing Oregon four neighbors find their lives upended when they begin to see themselves in parallel realities Ginny a devoted surgeon whose work often takes precedence over her family has a baffling vision of a be. The book held my interest but I can t say I was left feeling all that satisfied by the time the story wrapped up While the explanation of why everything occurred wasn t the thing that bothered me I had this empty feeling when I was done reading because it felt like I got nothing out of the whole purpose of the story I rarely read science fiction but I thought the premise for this one sounded like it had potential Basically four neighbors are just living their lives in Oregon when some weird stuff starts happening They have these visions where they see themselves in this alternate reality What the heck is going onI gave this one 3 stars because this was a page turner for me But if I ask myself did I really get anything out of this read I would have to say no I ve read some of the other reviews and that certainly wasn t the case for everyone It s not a bad book and I don t regret reading I just wish I would have connected with the overall message of the storyI won a free copy of this book in a giveaway but was under no obligation to post a review All views expressed are my honest opinion

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Review Ï If Then Author Kate Hope Day 106 Ents may have kept from her Cass a brilliant scholar struggling with the demands of new motherhood catches a glimpse of herself pregnant again just as she’s on the brink of returning to the project that could define her careerAt first the visions are relatively benign but they grow increasingly disturbing and in some cases frightening When a natural disaster threatens Clearing it becomes obvious that the visions were not what they first seemed and that the town will never be the sam. If Then is a short uiet novel but it s also a fascinating one I wish If Then had gotten attention because it s absolutely wonderfulSet in a fictional town near a also fictional presumably dormant volcano in the Pacific Northwest If Then posits that we live multiple lives in multiple ways at the same time aka multiverse and has her characters get a glimpse into these other lives some better some worse as the volcano starts to rumble What s interesting is that for two of the main female characters it offers pleasant changes from their current lives in one a different partner in other the return of a lost loved one while the main male character sees nothing but pain and suffering But who I really want to talk about is Cassandra who is so perfectly named a one time graduate student who stopped work on her philosophy dissertation because of her newborn daughter Leah Cassandra wants to start working on her dissertation again but she can t find a way back into her work on the study of a unifying theory of everything Then a note from her former mentor who is ill in every varation of every mc s life one that leaves a clue that has her negotiating what seems to be the same place as everyone else it isn t while seeing flashes of herself as somehow pregnant again but with no sign of her daughterBy the end Cassandra has found a way back into her dissertation and feels content with the idea of the multiverse and how it works imagining actually seeing a bunch of different babies in her arms as she reflects on the area volcano being monitored for signs of a one day maybe erruption to how everything is connected how happy her family is and makes her and contentedly falls asleep to the sounds of their breathingAlso by the end the two other female mcs have lived through the volcano errupting but not in a major way largely infrastructure loss with only a few deaths but also decided to understand what they want and can have and to go for it For the male mc Mark well he doesn t end up as tragic as the other self he sees but he still can t see the folly of trying to keep fatechangewhatever you want to call it at bay If Then falters in Mark s sections because it tries to make a point that eludes itself Which might have been the point but it doesn t gel as a sense of anything except overwrought in a novel that s otherwise very well calibratedSPACEThe last bit with Cassandra she s dead right Alive in the other characters existence but as a new mom to a baby boy and no signs of going back to school her theory of everything only exists in a place where it will never be seen She Cassandra has a truth no one will hear And I love that It s just so well done And if you ve read it what did you think happened to Cassandra Temptation massage salon Miho Tono uiet novel but it s also a fascinating one I wish If Then had gotten attention because it s absolutely wonderfulSet in a fictional town near a also fictional presumably dormant volcano in the Pacific Northwest If Then 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