The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells

Greer, Andrew Sean

Book - 2013
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Impossible Lives of Greta Wells
"After the death of her beloved twin brother, Felix, and the breakup with her longtime lover, Nathan, Greta Wells embarks on a radical psychiatric treatment to alleviate her suffocating depression. But the treatment has unexpected effects, and Greta finds herself transported to the lives she might have had if she'd been born in different eras."--Publisher's description.

Publisher: New York, NY : Ecco, ©2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 0062213784
Characteristics: 289 pages :,illustrations, maps ;,24 cm


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Jan 22, 2014
  • Michael Colford rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This one started off a little light, like a fantasy, time-travel, romance, wish-fulfillment story. But Andrew Sean Green does a nice job fleshing out his characters and drawing the reader in. When Greta Wells loses her beloved twin brother to AIDS, and her husband Nathan to another woman, she suffers some severe depression. A little electroshock therapy will do the trick, but what it ends up doing, is transporting her to the year 1918, where another Great Wells is dealing with her own accident and related electro-shock therapy. Another excursion to the early 1940s completes the loop and the three Gretas find themselves spending time in each others' lives.

This lovely fantasy is a fun read with some delightful characters. A little "tv-movie-of-the-week" but all-in-all a good read.

Dec 29, 2013
  • HannaBanana41 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed reading this, great story about time travel, love and romance.

Dec 15, 2013
  • ownedbydoxies rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really don't know what to say other than I'm totally loving this book!

Sep 13, 2013
  • jtkretzschmar rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

“The premise of this novel isn’t that a woman travels through time: it’s that ‘the impossible happens once to each of us’…What this wonderful novel teaches us is how magic works.” — John Irving This is a quote from my favorite author about this book... I really couldn't compete with anything like that.


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