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The Midnight Library

A Novel

Matt Haig

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Beschreibung

An instant New York Times bestseller
Winner of the Goodreads Choice Award for Fiction

A GOOD MORNING AMERICA Book Club Pick!
One of the LibraryReads 2020 Voter Favorites
Included in best-of-year and year-end roundups by The Washington Post, Christian Science Monitor, New York Public Library, Amazon, Boston Globe, PureWow, St. Louis Public Radio, She Reads, Lit Hub, The Mary Sue, and more


“Whimsical.” 
—Washington Post, named one of the 15 Feel-Good Books Guaranteed to Lift Your Spirits

"An absorbing but comfortable read...a vision of limitless possibility, of new roads taken, of new lives lived, of a whole different world available to us somehow, somewhere, might be exactly what’s wanted in these troubled and troubling times.” —
The New York Times

“Charming...a celebration of the ordinary: ordinary revelations, ordinary people, and the infinity of worlds seeded in ordinary choices.”
 —The Guardian

“A brilliant premise and great fun.” —Daily Mail    

"I can't describe how much his work means to me. So necessary...[Matt Haig is] the king of empathy." 
—Jameela Jamil, actor and host of 
I Weigh with Jameela Jamil

“A beautiful fable, an 
It’s a Wonderful Life for the modern age – impossibly timely when we are all stuck in a world we wish could be different.” —Jodi Picoult, author of 
My Sister's Keeper

“This brainy, captivating pleasure read feels like what you might get if TV’s 
The 
Good Place collided with 
Where’d You Go, Bernadette.” —
People

“Thanks to the storytelling chops of writer Matt Haig, The Midnight Library is an engaging read, full of gentle insights and soothing wisdom… This is a book about shedding regret by gaining perspective. It’s full of quirky plot lines, with glimpses of opportunities and potential in unexpected places and people.
” —Psychology Today

“A charming book.” —Dolly Parton, award-winning singer-songwriter

“Although I don’t read fiction as much as I used to—because I’m always writing fiction—during these sad and difficult days in 2020 I broke that rule because I needed to ­escape into other people’s fictional worlds. One of my favorite books of the year was "The Midnight Library" by Matt Haig, a powerful and uplifting story about regrets and the choices we make.”—Alice Hoffman, author of 
Magic Lessons and 
Practical Magic 


“Clever, emotional and thought-inspiring.” —Jenny Colgan, author of
The Bookshop on the Corner

“Amazing and utterly beautiful, 
The Midnight Library is everything you'd expect from the genius storyteller who is Matt Haig.” —Joanna Cannon, author of
The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

“Nora’s life is burdened by regrets. Then she stumbles on a library with books that enable her to test out the lives she could have led, including as a glaciologist, Olympic swimmer, rock star, and more. Her discoveries ultimately prove life-affirming in Matt Haig’s dazzling fantasy.” —
Christian Science Monitor


“An uplifting, poignant novel about regret, hope and second chances” —David Nicholls, author of
One Day

“Would we really make better choices if we could step back in time? Matt Haig’s thought-provoking, uplifting new book, 
The Midnight Library discusses just that, exploring our relationship with regret and what really makes a perfect life.” —
Harper's Bazaar (UK)

“British author Matt Haig is beloved in his home country, and he’s a champion of mental health, which makes him a great person to follow on Twitter. He’s best known for the novel 
How to Stop Time, but he has a new novel just out on September 29 called 
The Midnight Library, which sounds equally intriguing. In this library, Nora Seed finds endless books which contain different versions of the life she could have lived. This is a must-read for those of us given to endless what ifs.” —
BookRiot

“Haig is one of the most inspirational popular writers on mental health of our age and, in his latest novel, he has taken a clever, engaging concept and created a heart-warming story that offers wisdom in the same deceptively simple way as Mitch Albom's best tales.” 
—Independent (UK)

"Just beautiful . . . Such a gorgeous, gorgeous book.” —Fearne Cotton, host of the 
BBC Radio 1 Chart Show  

"[The Midnight Library] will follow in the bestselling footsteps of Haig’s earlier books . . . Part 
Sliding Doors, part-philosophical quest, this is a moving novel with a powerful mental health message at its heart.” —Alice O’Keeffe, 
The Bookseller

“Haig’s latest (after the nonfiction collection 
Notes on a Nervous Planet, 2019) is a stunning contemporary story that explores the choices that make up a life, and the regrets that can stifle it. A compelling novel that will resonate with readers.” —
Booklist (starred review)

“Charming...[Matt Haig] will reward readers who take this book off the shelf.” —
Publisher's Weekly

Matt Haig is the author of the internationally bestselling memoir
Reasons to Stay Alive, along with five novels, including
How to Stop Time, and several award-winning children's books. His work has been translated into more than thirty languages.

Produktdetails

Einband gebundene Ausgabe
Seitenzahl 304
Erscheinungsdatum 29.09.2020
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-525-55947-4
Verlag Random House N.Y.
Maße (L/B/H) 21.8/14.5/2.8 cm
Gewicht 408 g
Verkaufsrang 1762

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Interessantes Konzept
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 15.02.2021
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Der Droemer-Verlag überließ mir freundlicheweise ein Rezensionsexemplar. Nora Seed hätte, nach Ansicht ihrer Familie und Freunde, viele Möglichkeiten im Leben gehabt, aber irgendwas ging immer schief. Inzwischen jobbt die promovierte Philosophiestudentin im „String Theorie“ einem Musikladen und lebt mit ihrer Katze in einer... Der Droemer-Verlag überließ mir freundlicheweise ein Rezensionsexemplar. Nora Seed hätte, nach Ansicht ihrer Familie und Freunde, viele Möglichkeiten im Leben gehabt, aber irgendwas ging immer schief. Inzwischen jobbt die promovierte Philosophiestudentin im „String Theorie“ einem Musikladen und lebt mit ihrer Katze in einer kleinen schäbigen Wohnung. Nora leidet unter starken Depressionen und Vereinsamung und schleppt sich von Tag zu Tag. Eine Folge von Schicksalsschlägen in sehr kurzer Zeit sind für Nora zu viel und sie begeht Selbstmord. Während sie bewusstlos in ihrer Wohnung liegt und auf den Tod wartet, landet Noras Seele in der Mitternachtsbibliothek. Dort landen die Seelen in dem Moment zwischen Leben und Tod. Hier bietet sich Nora die Möglichkeit des „Was wäre wenn“. In der Bibliothek lagern in Form von Büchern all die Leben, die Nora hätte leben können, wenn sie sich in der Vergangenheit anders entschieden hätte. Zum Beispiel: das Leben mit ihrem Ehemann, wenn sie nicht die Verlobung aufgelöst hätte. Oder das Leben, wenn Nora Polarforscherin geworden wäre anstatt Philosophie zu studieren. Nora erhält die Chance, sich ein „neues Leben“ zu suchen. Zunächst erinnerte mich das Konzept an „und täglich grüßt das Murmeltier“, allerdings geht es in diesem Buch darum, wie ein Leben verlaufen würde, wenn die Entscheidungen anders verlaufen wären. Matt Haig erzählt flüssig und mit wenigen Längen. Die Grundidee ist spannend und die Ausführung interessant, das Ende schlüssig.

What a page turner
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Wallisellen am 04.02.2021
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The whole concept of "what if" is one that fascinates me and reminds me very much of the the two books by Kate Atkinson Life after Life and A God in Ruins. And in some ways also of The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger which is one of those books which had such a big impact on me. Who doesn't look back at a pivotal m... The whole concept of "what if" is one that fascinates me and reminds me very much of the the two books by Kate Atkinson Life after Life and A God in Ruins. And in some ways also of The Time Traveller's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger which is one of those books which had such a big impact on me. Who doesn't look back at a pivotal moment in their life and ask themselves "what if I had taken the other road in the fork"? Sometimes out of sheer curiosity, sometimes because we imagine that the other choice would have been much better / different. We see what we want to see and we remember what we want to remember and this book shows how multifaceted life is, not only for us, but all the people involved in our life and how these myriad of facets can look different when seeing the full picture as The Midnight Library does. I felt very uplifted at the end as I took the lesson away with me, that I am exactly where I am meant to be in life and confirmed, that if I don't like it, chances to change it are always available however grim life may be looking at any given time. I loved the concept and read it in one sitting!

Inspiring - Inspirierend
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 01.02.2021
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What if you could try out how your life would be like if only you had decided differently … This is exactly what happens to Nora while hanging in limbo after her suicide-attempt. Emotional without being cheesy, wise but not lecturing, spiritual but without god, this books leaves you with the warm feeling of a true happy endin... What if you could try out how your life would be like if only you had decided differently … This is exactly what happens to Nora while hanging in limbo after her suicide-attempt. Emotional without being cheesy, wise but not lecturing, spiritual but without god, this books leaves you with the warm feeling of a true happy ending. *** deutsch *** Was wäre, wenn du ausprobieren könntest, wie dein Leben wäre, hättest du dich nur anders entschieden ... Genau das passiert Nora, während sie nach einem Selbstmordversuch zwischen Leben und Tod schwebt. Emotional, ohne kitschig zu sein, weise, aber nicht belehrend, spirituell, aber ohne Gott - dieses Buch lässt einen zurück mit dem warmen Gefühl eines wirklich guten Endes.


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