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  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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  • ISBN: 9780735218482
  • ISBN: 073521848X
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"The New York Times bestselling author of My Sunshine Away returns with another instant Southern classic: a gripping and heartfelt novel about a mysterious machine that upends a small Louisiana town, asking us all to wonder if who we truly are is who we truly could be"-- Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #2
    *Starred Review* The residents of Deerfield, Louisiana, were happily going about their days until an odd little machine called the DNAMIX appeared at Johnson's Grocery. Looking like a pared-down version of a photo booth, the contraption nevertheless had transformative powers. For $2 and a cheek swab, wishful thinkers learned their true life calling. That's how Cherilyn Hubbard discovered she was destined to be royalty, not the stay-at-home, Etsy-crafting wife of the high-school history teacher. Her husband, Douglas, is openly disdainful of such whimsy, distracted by a potential career change of his own making. Likewise, his student, Jacob, also has no desire to further alter his life after his twin brother, Toby, died in a drunk-driving accident. But Toby's ex-girlfriend, Trina, is trying to involve Jacob in a revenge plot against the classmates who were with Toby when he died. As each character comes to recognize the satisfaction of living in the moment, Jacob sagely realizes that "everyone on this planet is just one stranger's decision away from eternity." It's hard to believe that Walsh (My Sunshine Away, 2015) wrote this moving novel long before the COVID-19 pandemic, for there is eerie prescience in its soulful message that gratitude and grace are not to be taken for granted and that life can be upended in an instant. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

M.O. Walsh's writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian, Oxford American, The Southern Review, and Best New American Voices, among others. His novel My Sunshine Away was a New York Times bestseller and winner of the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize. He is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Mississippi and currently directs the Creative Writing Workshop at the University of New Orleans.

Subject: Fortune-telling > Fiction.
DNA > Analysis > Fiction.
Life change events > Fiction.
City and town life > Fiction.
Interpersonal relations > Fiction.
Louisiana > Fiction.

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