Two Lives Of Lydia Bird
de Josie Silver
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Lydia Bird is living a happy, normal little life--she has a good job, a wonderful fiancé, Freddie, and the usual daily dramas of buying groceries and being in a relationship.
And then everything stops: Freddie is killed in a car crash on his way to pick up his best friend, Jonas. Her world bottoms out. Lydia retreats from the company of her sister, her mother, and from Jonas, the only other person who understands her loss.
Alone and adrift, she seeks a small amount of solace in the sleeping pills her doctor prescribes for her, which give her relief in the form of abnormally deep sleep. But they also come with an increasingly complicated gift: Whenever she takes a pill, she emerges in another world. A world in which Freddie is still alive. And so Lydia returns again and again to the doorway of her past, living two lives, impossibly, at once.
In one, her relationship with Freddie and her friendship with Jonas move along as scheduled, and in the other, that same friendship begins to become something else, something very unexpected and yet thrillingly familiar.
Written with Josie Silver's trademark warmth and wit, The Two Lives of Lydia Bird is a powerful love story, by turns joyous and devastating, about the questions of fate and chance that we find at life's crossroads, and what happens when one woman is given the painful, miraculous chance to answer them.