Nora Seed, a 30-something who suffers from depression, is at her lowest point. Filled with regrets about the choices she has made, she decides to end her own life. Her plan goes awry, however, and Nora wakes up in a sort of limbo, a library filled with books containing every imaginable version of her life story. This library provides Nora with a chance to try out other lives to see if things would end up differently for her. If Nora finds the book that contains the life she wants, she can live out the rest of her days fulfilled and happy, and be saved.
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig was on many people’s lists of favorite books last year, but I only just read it. My only regret: not starting it sooner. Place your hold for a copy of this memorable novel that explores life’s endless possibilities for Nora (and all of us) here.
Nora and this novel are fictional but mental health issues are not. If you know someone in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).