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Review: Is This Tomorrow

August 4, 2015

Is This Tomorrow

After her divorce, Ava Lark and her twelve year old son, Lewis, move to a Boston suburb.  They’re the only Jewish family in the neighborhood and don’t quite fit in.  Lewis becomes close friends with siblings Jimmy and Rose, the only other kids in the neighborhood without a father.  When Jimmy goes missing, the neighborhood is changed and Ava’s life is scrutinized like never before.  As the years pass by, lives return to normal for everyone but those closest to Jimmy. When Rose and Lewis reunite years later, they finally learn what happened to Jimmy.

I was hooked on Is This Tomorrow by Caroline Leavitt from the very start.  Leavitt nails the time period of the 1950s with its close knit neighborhoods and prejudices.  With it’s gripping storyline and well drawn characters, I found the book hard to put down.  The tension was palpable so I had to know what was going to happen next.  In case you can’t tell, I thought this was book fantastic!

The audio version of Is This Tomorrow is narrated by Xe Sands and she does a marvelous job, as usual – she has quickly become one of my favorite narrators.  It’s on 10 CDs and lasts approximately 11 and a half hours.

My friend Julie sent me this book.  I am an Indiebound Affiliate.
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30 Comments leave one →
  1. August 4, 2015 4:33 am

    you got me with the line, they finally learn what happened to Jimmy! going to put his on my wish list

  2. August 4, 2015 6:35 am

    I am also wanting to know what happened to Jimmy. I like the background period too.

  3. August 4, 2015 7:15 am

    I hadn’t heard of this one, but it sounds really good!

  4. August 4, 2015 9:11 am

    I really liked Is This Tomorrow too; Caroline Leavitt is a wonderful writer.

  5. Patty permalink
    August 4, 2015 9:23 am

    I love this author…don’t you just love it when the book makes you keep on reading?

  6. August 4, 2015 10:47 am

    I’m wondering what happened to Jimmy. Sounds good!

  7. August 4, 2015 11:52 am

    I loved this one, too! That era, the 1950s, was full of the image of perfection and the secrets people kept to maintain that image. I have enjoyed other books by this author, too, Pictures of You. Thanks for sharing.

  8. August 4, 2015 12:47 pm

    Oh my goodness! THANK YOU for posting about my novel on your blog, and thank all you readers for posting, too. You have made my year! I am glowing! Caroline (Leavitt)

    • August 4, 2015 6:36 pm

      I read Pictures of You and Girls in Trouble by you, Ms. Leavitt, and have this on my Kindle now. Thanks for writing those interesting stories many of us enjoy 🙂

  9. carolineleavitt permalink
    August 4, 2015 12:48 pm

    Oh thank you, thank you for posting about my novel! I am glowing! And thank you, readers, for posting, too. You’ve made my year! Warmly, Caroline Leavitt

  10. August 4, 2015 1:26 pm

    I read this book a couple of years ago and I too felt completely hooked. I have another of Caroline’s books to read and I just know it will be good. Great review Kathy.

  11. August 4, 2015 2:24 pm

    I enjoyed IS THIS TOMORROW a lot – and included it in my Readerly roundup of books about missing kids. I am also a huge fan of Xe!

  12. August 4, 2015 4:19 pm

    I’d read this one 🙂

  13. August 4, 2015 6:31 pm

    Dang, I’ve had this lingering on my Kindle for a long time and keep bypassing it when it sounds awesome according to your review. I’ve read a couple of other books by the author and enjoyed them very much, so thanks, Kathy!

  14. Literary Feline permalink
    August 4, 2015 7:04 pm

    This is an author I’ve been wanting to read for awhile. This does sound good!

  15. August 4, 2015 7:52 pm

    I love Xe Sands! I’ve just read too many books about missing children/teenagers recently, and may need to wait a bit longer to listen to this one! I’ve read one of Caroline Leavitt’s earlier books (maybe even her first one?) and remember liking it.

  16. Diane permalink
    August 4, 2015 8:32 pm

    This sounds good and now that I an looking at the author and cover I think I have the eBook.

  17. August 5, 2015 12:23 am

    This sounds wonderful and I’m glad you enjoy this narrator, Kathy!

  18. August 5, 2015 3:45 am

    Wow, quite the endorsement coming from you! I may have to read this now!

  19. August 5, 2015 7:57 am

    This has been on my wish list for a long time. Hadn’t considered audio, but with Xe Sands narrating, I’ll probably go that route!

  20. August 5, 2015 10:19 am

    Sounds like I’d enjoy the audio version.

  21. August 5, 2015 12:25 pm

    I have listened to Xe Sands before and really like her narrations – putting this one on my wishlist!

  22. August 5, 2015 2:30 pm

    What a great recommendation. I’m ready for a mysterious can’t-put-down book. Going off to find the audio.

  23. August 5, 2015 2:35 pm

    This has been in my pile for far too long! Sounds like it was a great read….or listen! I’ve never tried an audio and am afraid my mind would wander too much. But having the right narrator is key I am sure!

  24. The Cue Card permalink
    August 6, 2015 4:48 pm

    Sounds a bit haunting. Now I want to know what happened to Jimmy!

  25. bookingmama permalink
    August 8, 2015 12:01 pm

    Couldn’t agree more! Loved this book and the audio version of it!

  26. August 8, 2015 4:40 pm

    I’ve heard so many good things about this book and I just haven’t picked it up yet. Maybe audio is the way to go since the narrator is so great!

  27. August 24, 2015 11:35 pm

    I LOVE that the reader commented. That alone makes me want to read her book because too few authors do it.

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