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The Two Lives of Lydia Bird

By Josie Silver
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Publisher Description

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

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.

203 Reviews

Thumbs Up“I really enjoyed reading this book. Most of the book was heartbreaking and I felt so bad for Lydia. I bawled my eyes our quite a bit while reading this book. I feel like Lydia developed so much during this book and I was really rooting for her the while time. I was happy with how it ended.”
Reviewed in:mentally ill reads
Believable charactersCharacters change and growLikable charactersBeautifully writtenEasy to readHeartbreakingRealistic settingHeartbreakingHopefulMade me cry
Characters change and growHeartbreakingRomanticMeaningfulDidn't grab my attentionToo long
“I did not expect to get teary-eyed multiple times throughout this book, but Josie Silver's writing is just so succinct and perfect at her characters' most vulnerable times. (Although, geez, the line "I've never felt so alone" was overused, I'll admit. I've chosen to overlook it!) My expectations of this book were wildly different than what it turned out to be, and I'm glad they were. Like her previous book (her debut book), I enjoyed the warmth, cleverness and heart that Josie incorporates into the story. This one definitely pulled at my heartstrings.”
“Didn’t even finish this slow one- listened on Libby and it was so slow that I found myself not turning it on.”
“This book was simply perfection in my eyes. Lydia Bird loses her fiancé and love of her life, Freddie, in a tragic accident that spared the life of their friend Jonah. This story is one of love, loss, grief, friendship and family.”

About Josie Silver

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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