If, then : a novel / Kate Hope Day.

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      Summary: "In the quiet haven of Clearing, Oregon, four neighbors find their lives upended when they begin to see themselves in parallel realities. Ginny, a devoted surgeon whose work often takes precedence over her family, has a baffling vision of a beautiful co-worker in Ginny's own bed and begins to doubt the solidity of her marriage. Ginny's husband, Mark, a wildlife scientist, sees a vision that suggests impending devastation and grows increasingly paranoid, threatening the safety of his wife and son. Samara, a young woman desperately mourning the recent death of her mother and questioning why her father seems to be coping with such ease, witnesses an apparition of her mother healthy and vibrant and wonders about the secrets her parents may have kept from her. Cass, a brilliant scholar struggling with the demands of new motherhood, catches a glimpse of herself pregnant again, just as she's on the brink of returning to the project that could define her career. At first the visions are relatively benign, but they grow increasingly disturbing--and, in some cases, frightening. When a natural disaster threatens Clearing, it becomes obvious that the visions were not what they first seemed and that the town will never be the same." --Amazon.com.
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      DAY, K. H. If, then : a novel. First edition. [s. l.]: Random House, 2019. ISBN 9780525511229. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1031043143&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 10 jul. 2020.
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      Day KH. If, Then : A Novel. First edition. Random House; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1031043143&custid=s6224580. Accessed July 10, 2020.
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      Day KH. If, Then : A Novel. First edition. Random House; 2019. Accessed July 10, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1031043143&custid=s6224580
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      Day, K. H. (2019). If, then : a novel (First edition.). Random House.
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      Day, Kate Hope. 2019. If, Then : A Novel. First edition. Random House. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1031043143&custid=s6224580.
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      Day, K. H. (2019) If, then : a novel. First edition. Random House. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1031043143&custid=s6224580 (Accessed: 10 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Day, KH 2019, If, then : a novel, First edition., Random House, viewed 10 July 2020, .
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      Day, Kate Hope. If, Then : A Novel. First edition., Random House, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1031043143&custid=s6224580.
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      Day, Kate Hope. If, Then : A Novel. First edition. Random House, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1031043143&custid=s6224580.
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      Day KH. If, then : a novel [Internet]. First edition. Random House; 2019 [cited 2020 Jul 10]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05560a&AN=lcc.on1031043143&custid=s6224580


Booklist Reviews 2019 February #2

Day's complex debut explores the mind-bending idea that for every decision made, alternate choices lead to different lives. Four neighbors, living at the foot of a dormant volcano in a peaceful Pacific Northwest community, experience a series of unprecedented events. Those incidents will weave their lives together in unexpected ways. Each is suffering from loneliness, loss, resentment, disappointment, and frustration: a successful surgeon too wrapped up in her job, her research-scientist husband seeking acceptance, a new mom longing to complete her abandoned Ph.D., and a grieving daughter reluctantly taking up the life her mother left behind. They all begin having visions,"‘what if" scenarios of how their lives could be if another choice is made. The options are tempting, and each decides to follow that different course, some for the better, others falling prey to dangerous obsession. When those paths start intersecting, and the mountain starts to rumble, everyone will wonder if their choice of another life is real or simply a delusion. Multiverse-theory fans will enjoy the speculation offered in this novel. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2018 December #1

The lives of three neighboring families in Clearing, Ore., become inexorably entwined in Day's captivating debut novel of parallel worlds. Dr. Ginny McDonnell, a surgeon, feels disconnected from her son, Noah, and her husband, Mark, a behavioral ecologist convinced that nearby Broken Mountain, a volcano, isn't quite as dormant as many believe. Realtor Samara Mehta is still reeling from her mother's death on the operating table and blames the surgeon, Ginny. Cass Stuart is taking a break from earning her PhD in metaphysics to care for her baby girl but longs to continue her research on the theory of everything and the possibility of a multiverse. Cass, Ginny, and Mark start to glimpse different versions of themselves and Samara of her mother, preceded by a bad taste and a trembling under their feet, while Broken Mountain awakens nearby. Often, Day seamlessly slips readers in and out of realities with little warning, and the scenes in which characters observe and, at times, interact with, their alternate realities are intimate, eerie, and startling, such as Mark's encounters with the wild, disheveled man he dubs "Other Mark." Effortlessly meshing the dreamlike and the realistic, Day's well-crafted mix of literary and speculative fiction is an enthralling meditation on the interconnectedness of all things. (Mar.)

Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly.