In Some Other World, Maybe: A Novel

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In December 1992, three groups of teenagers head to the theater to see the movie version of the famed Eons & Empires comic books. For Adam it's a last ditch effort to connect with something (actually, someone, the girl he's had a crush on for years) in his sleepy Florida town before he leaves for good. Passionate fan Sharon skips school in Cincinnati so she can fully appreciate the flick without interruption from her vapid almost-friends, a seemingly silly indiscretion with shocking consequences. And in suburban Chicago, Phoebe and Ollie simply want to have a nice first date and maybe fool around in the dark, if everyone they know could just stop getting in the way.

Over the next two decades, these unforgettable characters criss-cross the globe, becoming entwined by friendship, sex, ambition, fame and tragedy. A razor-sharp, darkly comic page-turner, In Some Other World, Maybe sheds light on what it means to grow up in modern America.

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After serious pursuits of literature at Northwestern (BSJ) and Ohio State (MFA), SHARI GOLDHAGEN discovered she had a knack for sifting through celebrity trash and worked as a gossip writer for publications including The National Enquirer, Us Weekly, and Life & Style Weekly. And her articles on pop culture, travel and relationships have appeared everywhere from Cosmopolitan to Penthouse. She has received fellowships from Yaddo and MacDowell and is the author of the widely-praised novel FAMILY AND OTHER ACCIDENTS. She currently lives in New York City with her husband and daughter.

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A fully self-possessed novelist, in command of large figurations, shrewd intelligence and wit, and a fine eye for the world and the American sentence.--Richard Ford

""In Some Other World, Maybe" beguiled me so much during recent flights that I forgot I was in the air! Engaging, entertaining, saucy, and poignant, this ingenious six-degrees-of-separation novel is one you'll be so happy you read. So much fun."-Jenna Blum, "New York Times "bestselling author of "Those Who Save Us "and "The Stormchasers

Makes the glamorous seem strikingly familiar and the mundane sparkle with new possibility. Goldhagen spins a lyrical saga that finds an unusual balance between hip and wise, with unforgettable and utterly human characters at its heart. I will not soon shake this book.

This is a wonderfully rich story of what might be and what might have been. Goldhagen writes with authority about show business and popular culture as she tells this ageless and all too human tale of the mistakes and the compromises that we all make for the sake of love. This book will entertain you, perhaps even titillate you, but above all it will touch your heart.

""Shari Goldhagen brilliantly weaves together the lives of her characters into a tapestry that feels expertly crafted, and, at the same time, satisfyingly human and real. This is a gem of a book, the kind that I will savor long after reading." -Cristina Alger, author of "The Darlings"?

"In Some Other World, Maybe is nothing less than an exploration of our hearts, the surprising places they lead us, the ways they break and the infinite ways they can heal. And it is an absolute delight of a novel, spilling over with questions of fate and choice, and characters so richly drawn and sympathetic, that the loves and struggles of an interconnected group of men and women felt as real and as essential to me as my own. In Some Other World, Maybe hijacked my life and vaulted me completely into Shari Goldhagen's world." -Lauren Fox, author of "Still Life with Husband" and "Friends Like Us

"Witty and heartfelt" -"Publishers Weekly

""With one heck of a fine eye for the world, Goldhagen puts forth an engagingly original novel with real and complex characters that are flawed, funny and heart-achingly familiar."" -Gulf Coast Times"

Get hooked as this trio's degree-of-separation drama puts your own post-grad ordeals to shame.

""Starting with three sets of teens - in Chicago, Cincinnati, and a town in Florida - watching the same movie on the same day in 1992, Goldhagen orchestrates the intricate interweaving of their comings-of-age in the spirit of six degrees of separation. Watching them collectively stumble toward the present via a series of careers and partners movingly evokes the bittersweet truth that most of us don't end up where, or with whom, we were convinced we would." "-Elle, " Lettres 2015 Readers' Prize

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