Monday, February 14, 2011

The Other Life by Ellen Meister

This book looks at the issue of the road not taken. If we are honest with ourselves we can all admit that there comes in a time in our lives when we wonder what would have happened if we had chosen the other path when we came to a fork. A lot of times, we push the thought away, convincing ourselves that we have made the best decision and that we are satisfied as with our lives.

What if you could experience that other life, the life on the other path, the one that you did not take?

During an extremely unstable and overwhelming time of her life, Quinn is able to take the road not taken or the other path, while retaining the knowledge of her present life.

The dilemma for Quinn is not in the knowledge that this alternate reality exists but instead the quandary is about what she is willing to give up and for whom. In the end, her decision is on believing in the prospects that the future could hold.

The book is a beautifully written story that brings forth a lot of thoughtful what if wishing.


1 comment:

  1. Dear Kathy,

    I loved The Other Life as well. Ellen Meister is a lovely person. Here's my review so we can "compare notes"

    Where is Shillington? My novel, Crestmont, is set in Eagles Mere in the northern Allegheny Mts. west of Wilkes Barre.

    Please look me up at