“Readers will be intrigued by the possibility of exploring parallel selves.” ―Publishers Weekly
If Ruby Wright could have her way, her dad would never have met and married her stepmother Willow, her best friend George would be more than a friend, and her mom would still be alive. Ruby knows wishes can't come true; some things just can't be undone. Then she discovers a tree in the middle of an Ohio cornfield with a wormhole to nine alternative realities.
Suddenly, Ruby can access completely different realities, each containing variations of her life—if things had gone differently at key moments. The windshield wiper missing her mother’s throat…her big brother surviving his ill-fated birth…her father never having met Willow. Her ideal world—one with everything and everyone she wants most—could be within reach.
But is there such a thing as a perfect world? What is Ruby willing to give up to find out?
“Fascinating...quickly paced.” ―VOYA
"Mixing fiction and physics, Bishara has written an intriguing novel that...forces the reader to consider the repercussions of their actions." ―Children's Literature
"This absorbing exploration of what-ifs offers a pleasing mixture of science and emotional depth." ―Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books
Cristin Bishara is the author of Relativity, a young adult novel, published by Bloomsbury in 2013. It was also released as an audio book, and was translated into Italian and published by Fabbri Editori.
Cristin has an M.F.A. in creative writing (poetry) from St. Mary’s College of California, and a B.A. in English from Kenyon College. She has previously taught fiction writing and composition as an adjunct instructor at Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers. On occasion she teaches writing workshops in the Tampa Bay area.
In her spare time, Cristin volunteers at her kids’ school library and loves cooking, but not doing dishes. She lives and writes in Florida.