About The Book

When teen Ruby Wright opens a mysterious door in the trunk of an enormous oak tree, she unlocks a portal to parallel universes. Traveling through multiple iterations of her life, she becomes obsessed with finding the perfect world—one where she has everything and everyone she truly wishes for.

“A clever look at parallel worlds and the endless search for the ideal life.”

— Suzanne Young, New York Times bestselling author

“Smart, suspenseful, and completely unique.”

— Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author

“I’m going to be talking about this book for a long, long time. Highly recommend it.”

Book Riot — Eric Smith, author and literary agent



“Readers will be intrigued by the possibility of exploring parallel selves.”

Publishers Weekly

“This absorbing exploration of what-ifs offers a pleasing mixture of science and emotional depth.”

— Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

There are so many moments Ruby Wright wishes she could change. The moment her dad uprooted her from California to live in backwoods Ohio with their new stepfamily. The moment she moved away without telling her best friend George she loved him. The moment a car accident ended her mother’s life.

But no one can rewrite time. At least, that’s what physics-obsessed Ruby believes.

Then she stumbles upon a lightning-powered tree—a doorway to a series of parallel universes. How many possible worlds will Ruby have to explore to find the one with the perfect combination of people, relationships, and experiences? And is she willing to risk everything she has to get back what she has lost?

With a deft blend of science and heart, Cristin Bishara’s thought-provoking debut novel explored the laws of time and space…and the even more mysterious nature of love and loss.

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