Lake Union Publishing | July 16, 2024
ISBN 9781662518034

In Any Lifetime

Coming August 1st

A devoted husband defies fate and risks everything to find the one universe where his beloved wife is still alive in this bold and thought-provoking novel.

Dr. Jonas Cullen has spent his career as a groundbreaking physicist defying the odds. But on the best night of his life—the night his wife, Amanda, tells him they’re finally having a baby—everything is taken away when a tragic car accident claims the lives of Amanda and their unborn child.

Gutted by pain, Jonas sets out to find a way to bring back Amanda—or rather, find a parallel universe in which she’s still alive. But that’s easier said than done. As Jonas comes to understand all too well, the universe favors certain outcomes . . . and Amanda’s death is one of them.

Guggenheim’s novel takes readers on a suspenseful journey, intercutting scenes of Jonas’s frantic, present-day search across multiple realities with glimpses from the past of his unfolding romance and eventual marriage. Will Jonas and Amanda reunite in some other world, or will fate succeed in taking her from him forever?

Full Praise

“Propulsive, thrilling, well-crafted and deeply romantic, In Any Lifetime will bend your mind and keep you turning pages late into the night.”
—AYELET WALDMAN (Mommy-Track Mysteries, Daughter’s Keeper, Love and Other Impossible Pursuits, Red Hook Road)

“Marc Guggenheim is one of the great imaginative minds of our medium and a born storyteller, a yarn weaver and a world creator of the highest order. Dive in!”
—GUILLERMO DEL TORO (Shape of Water, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Strain)
“Heartfelt and beautifully written, In Any Lifetime elegantly leaps between science fiction and romance, begging you to ask the age-old question: how far will you go for the one you love?”
—BRAD MELTZER (#1 bestselling author of The Lightning Rod and The Escape Artist)
In Any Lifetime is a fantastic Crichtonesque techno-thriller take on parallel worlds, with a powerful emotional core. Grabbed me from the first chapter.”
—CHARLES SOULE (Star Wars: Light of the Jedi, The Oracle Year)
In Any Lifetime by Marc Guggenheim is a special book—the kind that seamlessly weaves genres together to tell a story that feels vibrant and fresh but also timeless. A multiversal thriller/romance that is packed with heart and stakes, I was hooked from page one. Guggenheim has a winner on his hands—and so do you.”
—ALEX SEGURA (Secret Identity)
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