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I DO have a title for the next book. Hurrah!

After much debate, back and forth, and brainstorming, we have all agreed on the title of....



Yay! I love it! (I actually came up with it, so it's a good thing I do.) And yes, there is a Grease subplot in the book, so the title is fitting in many more ways than one. By the way, have I even told you guys about it? I don't think so. Wow. Okay, so here's a little description, that I'm writing as we speak, so it might be rough around the edges, but should give you a general idea.

What if you could see into the future? Would you try to stop it? Would you tempt fate? Would you even want to know. This is the unwelcome plight facing Tilly Farmer, a small-town guidance counselor who has, what she believes, a perfectly content, perfectly perfect life. Married to her high school sweetheart, a former, nearly-pro baseball player. Spending her days roaming the halls of her old stomping grounds, guiding the kids of Westlake onto bigger, brighter futures, even though the real stories in the dilapidated Westlake often prove otherwise. Fulfilled watching over everyone else's lives, her recovering alchoholic father, her maybe a little-too-damaged baby sister, her unhappily married best friend.

But a chance encounter with a former friend changes everything. By no choice of her own, Tilly is granted the ability to see into the future. Not of her own destiny, because that would be too easy. But the futures of everyone around her, and as she wrestles with this unwelcome gift, she also cracks open decade-old secrets, shatters her vision of her placcid happiness, and forces herself to rethink everything about what she once held true. And the question arises, the very question she never thought she'd have to ask herself: is this the life that I want? And if not, how can I stop everything from colliding to get the one that I do?

(Seriously, I just made that up. I hope it makes sense!) :)

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    I do want to read this book because I have been waiting for the publishing of this book from a very long time. I am sure that you will be able to share every single page of this book very soon.
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    Rather it is not free but still I would like to read the books that are from one of my favorite writers. I am really interested to read the articles that are meant to be good.

Reader Comments (12)

Sounds amazing, Allison. I'll look forward to a good read.

July 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoug Edgar

I'm intrigued!!! :)

July 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTrish Ryan

Wow, sounds great. I know you worked hard on this one, and it looks like it's going to pay off big-time for you!

July 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRachel Hartman

Another song title becomes your book title. It's the one (book) that I want too!

July 22, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlarramiefg

Hi Allison,
It sounds great. Can't wait to get my paws on a copy when it crosses the pond!
Best regs, Nadia

July 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNadia

Hi, Allison,

Just a FYI

Your main entry link ~ ~ is BROKEN. It is only a JPG. But the links on that get you here.

~Kirsten Ashenbrenner
or Google: "kirsten ashenbrenner"

July 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKirsten

Hi Allison,

Many interesting turn of events pop into mind from that book description....terrific job.

I'd be interested in your thoughts on this: I'm so used to your urban/urbane NYC protagonists. Tilly sounds so different, (from her name, to her career choice, to her job) than the women we've been introduced to in your first two books, I'd be interested in how you came up with her?

Love the title. Can't wait to read the book!

July 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

P.S. Now you've got me imagining cover art for the book! Pastoral scenes? Do I see a cow in the distance?

July 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne

I think it sounds great and a little different than your first two. I am very excited for your pb book to come out, SOON I hope!

July 22, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDeb

Sounds good. Can't wait to read.

July 23, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermari

I have loved both of your previous novels and can't wait for THE ONE THAT I WANT! Great title, by the way...I've got chills! (get it?!)

Ok, my question is about POV. Your first two novels were both told in first person (which I think worked perfectly for both stories), will your newest be first person as well? What are your feelings on POV?


July 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJocelyn

Allison! I CAN'T wait. Really sounds like a great read (as I expected of course) & I so admire your ability to write that "treatment" on the fly?! Just catching up on the last month or so of your blog.
6 weeks into babyhood- HARD work.

July 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJac Urist

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