Cassandra in Reverse: A Reese's Book Club Pick (Hardcover)

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"This is a delightful book that pulls at all of one’s heartstrings. 

Cassandra is reminiscent of Eleanor Oliphant (the main character in Gail Honeyman’s best-selling novel), but she is not at all fine. In fact, she is far from it and the first one to admit it. However, she develops an interesting coping mechanism – time travel – that allows her to relive and try to correct all the events and conversations that don’t go as planned. Is this a good way to live one’s life? Casandra has some interesting thoughts about this."

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"Fascinating...witty...self-deprecating...We meet Cassandra on the worst day of her life. She's getting fired, her boyfriend dumps her, and her roommates hate her. On that same day, she discovers she has the power to go back in time. You'd think you would know how this book is going to end, but it really surprised me. There's a twist at the end that I did not see coming " --Reese Witherspoon (Reese's Book Club June '23 Pick)

If you had the power to change the past...where would you start?
Cassandra Penelope Dankworth is a creature of habit. She likes what she likes (museums, jumpsuits, her boyfriend, Will) and strongly dislikes what she doesn't (mess, change, her boss drinking out of her mug). Her life runs in a pleasing, predictable order...until now.
  • She's just been dumped.
  • She's just been fired.
  • Her local caf has run out of banana muffins.

Then, something truly unexpected happens: Cassie discovers she can go back and change the past. One small rewind at a time, Cassie attempts to fix the life she accidentally obliterated, but soon she'll discover she's trying to fix all the wrong things.

"A great read-alike for The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion, Oona Out of Order by Margarita Montimore, and The Boys by Katie Hafner." --Booklist (STARRED)
Product Details
ISBN: 9780778334538
ISBN-10: 0778334538
Publisher: Mira Books
Publication Date: June 6th, 2023
Pages: 368
Language: English