Here we go! The Opposite of Fate comes out next month and the countdown is officially on. I’m thrilled by the positive reception the novel has already received (scroll below for samples). If you’d like to help spread the word, not only about The Opposite of Fate but also about other books you love, here are four ways you can do so. Please know how grateful I am to you, and how much your support means to me.
1. SOCIAL MEDIA: Share news about the book via social media (please tag me when you do, so I can thank you). Also, feel free to use the hashtag #TheOppositeOfFate when posting.
2. PRE-ORDER THE BOOK: Please consider buying the book or ordering it from your library. Bookstore or library preorders, along with the first few days of sales, are crucial for a new book. The Opposite of Fate can be pre-ordered from these links, including IndieBound, Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
3. WRITE A REVIEW: If you like the novel, post a positive review/rating of the book in as many places as you can. Amazon (https://amzn.to/2NxceQq) if you purchased it from there or on your social media platforms. The more positive reviews, the better.
4. GOODREADS: If you’re a Goodreader, add The Opposite of Fate to your shelf on Goodreads and rate it (preferably 5 stars but I’ll take what I can get!). (https://bit.ly/2Ntxvds)
Whatever you decide to do, big or small, it helps. I’m happy to pay it forward, anytime. Many, many thanks.
THE OPPOSITE OF FATE
One of Parade‘s “20 Most Anticipated Books of Early 2020”
One of Working Mother‘s “20 Most Anticipated Books of 2020”
One of Beyond the Bookends‘ “New Releases for Winter 2020”
One of She Reads‘ “7 Books About Strong Women”
“The Opposite of Fate dives deep into one of the more terrifying—and yet hopeful—questions of life. How do we choose when we don’t know the right answer? Alison McGhee is a fearless writer, full of love for humanity and a tender touch with words. You’ll love this book.”
—Rene Denfeld, bestselling author of The Child Finder
“Alison McGhee’s The Opposite of Fate plunges fearlessly into the core of the pro-choice vs. pro-life debate…staggering…[McGhee] maneuvers the weight of this tight-rope topic with grace and unwavering symmetry…[The Opposite of Fate] teaches us that at the end of the day the story of our lives comes down to our choices. Even when we are dealt a bad hand, a hand beyond our control, the decision of how we carry on is still up to us. We always have the option to keep moving forward as best we can.”
“The Opposite of Fate is an uplifting novel about the life-changing decisions we make and the way they shape our lives.”
—She Reads, “7 Books About Strong Women”
“McGhee uses thoughtful language and rich, meditative imagery to paint a picture of one young woman facing a difficult new path ahead.”
“This is, at its heart, a novel about family—including chosen family—autonomy, and identity…Thoughtful and moving.”
“Humanizes the abortion issue in a way that is unexpected and heartening…The Opposite of Fate is a timely work.”
“Alison McGhee’s The Opposite of Fate is, like everything she writes, as close to poetry as prose gets . . . I was driven to turn page after page to find out what would happen.”
—Maggie Smith, author of Good Bones
“The Opposite of Fate shows the ways in which imagination can sometimes save us. This is a powerful and beautiful book.”
—Julie Schumacher, author of The Shakespeare Requirement
“The Opposite of Fate is a story for our times. . . a powerful book about family, love, faith and the will to survive.”
—Kao Kalia Yang, author of The Song Poet
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