A Lifetime of Impossible Days

A Lifetime of Impossible Days 1

by Tabitha Bird

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 04/06/2019

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RRP  $32.99 $26.35

Tabitha Bird's stunning debut is a magical, life-affirming novel about heartbreak, healing and learning to forgive yourself.

Meet Willa Waters, aged 8...33...and 93.

On one impossible day in 1965, eight-year-old Willa receives a mysterious box containing a jar of water and the instruction: 'One ocean: plant in the backyard.' So she does - and somehow creates an extraordinary time-slip that allows her to visit her future selves.

On one impossible day in 1990, Willa is 33 and a mother-of-two when her childhood self magically appears in her backyard. But she’s also a woman haunted by memories of her dark past – and is on the brink of a decision that will have tragic repercussions...

On one impossible day in 2050, Willa is a silver-haired, gumboot-loving 93-year-old whose memory is fading fast. Yet she knows there’s something she has to remember, a warning she must give her past selves about a terrible event in 1990. If only she could recall what it was.

Can the three Willas come together, to heal their past and save their future, before it’s too late?

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Tabitha Bird

Tabitha Bird is a writer and poet who lives and works in the rural township of Boonah, Queensland. By day Tabitha may be found painting, working on her next book or with her husband, three beautiful boys and Chihuahua.

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  • Author welcome!

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    Well, I am the author so of course I've read it and can't wait for you to read it too!

    I sincerely hope that readers embrace the Willas. They can't wait to meet you! They are very nervous, all three of them, but I have had a good talk to them all and we are mostly calm and ready to go. Oh, who are we kidding? We are all a ball of gumboot-tapping nervous energy, but so very keen to meet the readers none the less.

    Eight-year-old Super gumboots Willa is especially excited. She's got her bravest red gumboots all shined up especially for the occasion. She's told everyone she knows including the milkman, the baker, the lady crossing the street, her little sister and especially her chihuahua that she HAS A BOOK!

    Thirty-three-year-old Middle Willa is a bit anxious. She would be though. It's a big moment when you're telling such a vulnerable tale. She's bought three pairs of gumboots just to make sure she is extra brave and standing strong now the book is released.

    Ninety-three-year-old Silver Willa is hoping you bought jam drops and will stay for at least one cup of tea. She might forget your name and drive you slightly batty, but she's hoping you'll have a bit of a giggle and settle in for a story. Boy has she got one to tell you! And at the end of it all maybe she's hoping you'll go find your own little boy or girl and see if they have anything they want to tell you. You know? That child you once were? Silver Willa thinks they might have the odd story themselves. The odd dream or fear or sadness or just a gentle reminder that perhaps you stopped playing somewhere along the way.

    All the Willas wish you the very best and hope you'll come journey with them. Happy reading!

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