When Matt Cooper moves to Ankeny, Iowa, he develops a crush on Kim Gustafson, the cutest girl in school. She seems far too unattainable to date. Instead, he daydreams that he will someday have son and Kim a daughter who will marry each other. The second chance somehow seems romantic to him. After high school, Matt loses all track of Kim.
How could Matt know that thirty-eight years later his daydream would come true? How could he know that circumstances would throw him together with Kim for an unexpected reunion for five days to care for their shared grandchild? Who could know what happens next?
With warm humor and a light touch, Another Life probes the weighty matters of love, loss, and the passage of time, raising poignant questions about how well we know ourselves or the people we live with, and what we’d do if offered a lost opportunity, all these years later. This is a sweet, soulful story that will leave you thinking about your own what-ifs. ~ Misty Urban, author of A Lesson in Manners
Another Life is a nuanced and poignant exploration of family, loyalty, and the possibility of second chances. Tom McKay writes about the intricacies of the human heart, and life’s unexpected challenges and opportunities, with deft assurance. A story that is highly recommended. ~ Kathleen Ernst, author of the Chloe Ellefson Mysteries
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