The Midnight Library

Paperback edition released 18/02/2021

by Matt Haig

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of The Midnight Library

A beautiful and inspiring story that is full of hope.

A beautiful and inspiring story that is full of hope. 

Nora Seed enters The Midnight Library and is given the opportunity to experience how her life could have turned out, answering her "what ifs?" and undoing each regret she has in search of the perfect life. 

An open and heartfelt tale from the briliant, emotionally cognizant Matt Haig, The Midnight Library is an entertaining story with a soul and very important lesson to share.


The Midnight Library Synopsis

Between life and death there is a library.

When Nora Seed finds herself in the Midnight Library, she has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. But things are about to change.

The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life. But things aren't always what she imagined they'd be, and soon her choices place the library and herself in extreme danger.

Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781786892737
Publication date: 18th February 2021
Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction

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Matt Haig Press Reviews

[A] highly original, thought-provoking novel about the importance of appreciating the life you have -

Independent -

Thought-provoking, uplifting . . . Exploring our relationship with regret and what really makes a perfect life -

Harper's Bazaar -

A tale of second chances and living with regrets . . . Very engaging . . . There's an addictive element of voyeurism as you sample Nora's different lives through her eyes and it leaves you wondering if regrets are worth the emotional labour that we invest in them -

Stylist -

A brilliant premise and great fun to have so many stories within one book -

Daily Mail -

Haig is one of the most inspirational popular writers on mental health of our age and, in his latest novel, he has taken a clever, engaging concept and created a heart-warming story that offers wisdom in the same deceptively simple way as Mitch Albom's best tales -

Independent -

Clever, emotional and thought-inspiring -- JENNY COLGAN Love this man's books -- JODI PICOULT Amazing and utterly beautiful, The Midnight Library is everything you'd expect from the genius storyteller who is Matt Haig -- JOANNA CANNON An uplifting, poignant novel about regret, hope and second chances -- DAVID NICHOLLS Just beautiful -- FEARNE COTTON -

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About Matt Haig

Matt Haig is an author for children and adults. His memoir Reasons to Stay Alive was a number one bestseller, staying in the British top ten for 46 weeks. His children’s book A Boy Called Christmas was a runaway hit and is translated in over 40 languages. It is being made into a film starring Maggie Smith, Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent and The Guardian called it an ‘instant classic’. His novels for adults include  the award-winning How To Stop Time, The Radleys, The Humans and the number one bestseller The Midnight Library. He has sold ...

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