Nominated by:

Stockholm Public Library, Sweden

Publisher of nominated edition:

Dutton Books, USA

All our Wrong Todays

Elan Mastai    

It’s 2016, and in Tom Barren’s world, technology has solved all of humanity’s problems—there’s no war, no poverty, no under-ripe avocados. Unfortunately, Tom isn’t happy. He’s lost the girl of his dreams. And what do you do when you’re heartbroken and have a time machine? Something stupid.

Finding himself stranded in a terrible alternate reality—which we immediately recognize as our 2016—Tom is desperate to fix his mistake and go home. Right up until the moment he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and the woman who may just be the love of his life.
Now Tom faces an impossible choice. Go back to his perfect but loveless life. Or stay in our messy reality with a soul mate by his side.  His search for the answer takes him across continents and timelines in a quest to figure out, finally, who he really is and what his future—our future—is supposed to be.

Filled with humour and heart and packed with insight, intelligence, and mind-bending invention, All Our Wrong Todays  is a powerful and moving story of life, loss, and love.

About the author

Elan Mastai was born in Vancouver and lives in Toronto with his wife and children. He is an award-winning screenwriter. All Our Wrong Todays is his first novel.

Librarian’s comments:

Mixing humor, seriousness and heart, this story contains all the big philosophical questions while also giving you an exciting trip through time and realities

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