Today's Boomer Lit Friday excerpt is from PARALLEL LIVES, the follow up to THE PRINCE CHARMING HOAX. In this book, Leah Gold is given an opportunity to explore what might have happened if she had made different decisions earlier in her life.
Continuing from the Boomer Lit Friday excerpts on July 5 and July 12, and July 19, Leah finds herself mysteriously transported from her own home to her daughter's home while looking at pictures of her granddaughter on her cell phone. In this last excerpt for the Boomer Lit Friday Blog Hop series, we join Leah as she continues to try to figure out what is happening to her.
Once she got the baby all settled in the swing with the music and mobile going, Leah looked around the room for clues to what was going on. She spied a purse and computer case on the dining room table and decided those must be hers. She sat at the table and spilled out the contents of the purse.
Opening the wallet, she found the credit cards and driver’s license compartments. Staring back at her on the license was a photo of the person she saw before in the mirror. The woman with Leah’s face, but different hair and clothes. Then she saw the name: Leah Goldman. What was going on? She had shortened her name to Gold after the divorce. She quickly checked the credit cards. They had the name Leah Goldman, and some were joint accounts with Richard Goldman.Have you ever wondered what your life would be life if you had made other choices—gone on a backtracking trip across Europe instead of attending college right out of high school, or married someone else, or taken a different job... Poor Leah is just getting started on learning about what her alternate path looks like. PARALLEL LIVES will be available late 2013.
Leah was glad she hadn’t eaten anything yet because she would have thrown up. She was still married to Richard! “This is a fucking nightmare, all right. Let me wake up, or beam me up, Scottie, now!”
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