How to Stop Time

How to Stop Time

eBook - 2018
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"The first rule is that you don't fall in love,' he said... 'There are other rules too, but that is the main one. No falling in love. No staying in love. No daydreaming of love. If you stick to this you will just about be okay.'""A quirky romcom dusted with philosophical observations....A delightfully witty...poignant novel." —The Washington Post"Haig's novel offers a wry, intriguing meditation on time and an eternal human challenge: how to relinquish the past and live fully in the present." —PeopleA New York Times Editors' Choice pick, named one of the most anticipated books of 2018 by Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, HelloGiggles, and Bustle.Tom Hazard has a dangerous secret. He may look like an ordinary 41-year-old, but owing to a rare condition, he's been alive for centuries. Tom has lived history—performing with Shakespeare, exploring the high seas with Captain Cook, and sharing cocktails with Fitzgerald. Now, he just wants an ordinary life. So Tom moves back his to London, his old home, to become a high school history teacher—the perfect job for someone who has witnessed the city's history first hand. Better yet, a captivating French teacher at his school seems fascinated by him. But the Albatross Society, the secretive group which protects people like Tom, has one rule: Never fall in love. As painful memories of his past and the erratic behavior of the Society's watchful leader threaten to derail his new life and romance, the one thing he can't have just happens to be the one thing that might save him. Tom will have to decide once and for all whether to remain stuck in the past, or finally begin living in the present.How to Stop Time tells a love story across the ages - and for the ages - about a man lost in time, the woman who could save him, and the lifetimes it can take to learn how to live. It is a bighearted, wildly original novel about losing and finding yourself, the inevitability of change, and how with enough time to learn, we just might find happiness.
Publisher: 2018
ISBN: 9780525522881
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Mar 16, 2018

Sounds good on the summary, but it really dragged. The hero Tom hasn’t gotten over his first love after 400 years and whines through most of the book. Nothing exciting happens, until the very end -too late for anyone to care. Skip this one.

Mar 15, 2018

One of my new top 5's! Thought provoking, extremely well written, and a great story about love and life. The details are so descriptive that it makes you feel like you're right there alongside the character. Highly recommend!!

Feb 26, 2018

Listed on People Magazine's Best New Books Feb 2018

Feb 23, 2018

“I wanted to write something that was optimistic. Even though the central character is quite grief-stricken for a lot of the book, I wanted to find something optimistic within the darkness. I've publicly, very openly, had a history of mental health, with depression and anxiety in my 20s, [so] I think that idea of optimism came about weirdly through my own history with mental health problems. And also to find a way of recovering from that and to do it in a fictional, abstract kind of way. To find a way to embrace the present moment.“
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