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"Elegiac in tone, this tale of time travel, loss and compromise is as precisely engineered as a Swiss watch ...ingenious... [Greer] manages the complexities of this temporal round robin with precision and panache." -- David Leavitt in The New York Times Book Review


"In The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells, Andrew Sean Greer masterfully harnesses the dizzying powers of his imagination to explore the intoxicating question of “what if?” in a story that proves utterly enchanting." - BookPage


"a rumination on the lives we do not end up leading — those impossible lives — where our myriad desires are rearranged in a different order to form new selves. " -  Toronto Star

"Warning: this book will wreck your shit!" -- io9

"Andrew Sean Greer's emotionally rich, affecting new novel" - Connie Ogle, Miami Herald


“The premise of this novel isn’t that a woman travels through time: it’s that ‘the impossible happens once to each of us’…What this wonderful novel teaches us is how magic works.” (John Irving )

“Andrew Sean Greer is one of the most talented writers around, feeling and funny, with a genuinely fine prose style and a sensibility to match.” (Michael Chabon )

“Greer’s imaginative treatment of love and relationships shines again in his third novel. VERDICT Fans of Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife will delight in following the thought process of time traveling while maintaining a hold on a singular identity.” (Library Journal (starred review) )

“Andrew Sean Greer writes with an intelligent joy that encompasses a truly kaleidoscopic vision, reminding me of the work of Peter Carey and David Mitchell. This novel is beautifully sewn together.” (Colum McCann )

“No one tells the secrets of the human heart more bravely or eloquently than Andrew Sean Greer. He has been called our Proust, our Nabokov, but with this novel he transcends all comparison. This is a genius-stroke of a book. Read it and weep.” (Julie Orringer, bestselling author of The Invisible Bridge )

“Andrew Sean Greer’s The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells is a luminous inquiry into time itself, and Greta Wells, in her transit between three lives, is his most assured creation. What a lovely novel: stirring, inclusive, forgiving, and extraordinarily hopeful.” (Jayne Anne Phillips )




    BOMB interview in 2013