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About the Author
Lauren Thoman lives outside Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, two children, and a rotating number of dogs and fish. Her pop culture writing has appeared in numerous online outlets including Parade, Vulture, and Collider. For more information, visit www.laurenthomanwrites.com.
Mindy Kaling is an Emmy-nominated Indian-American actress, comedienne, writer and producer. She shot to fame with her cross-dressing impersonation of Ben Affleck in a play she co-wrote, entitled Matt & Ben and then went on to write for the US version of The Office, before going on to portray Kelly Kapoor in the TV series. She has had cameos in The 40-Year-Old Virgin and appeared in The Five-Year Engagement with Jason Segel. She is also the creator and star of the FOX television show, The Mindy Project. She lives in rural New Hampshire and does not own a TV.
"Thoman's ambitious timeline of events is both expansive and compressed, with the storyline unfolding over the course of both one week and 38 years, and her portrayal of teenagers in varying degrees of crisis is sympathetic. A novel look at strange (and stranger) things." --Kirkus Reviews
"Thoman's sweeping debut defies categorization. A multigenerational mystery, a compulsively readable love story, an intricately woven sci-fi--whatever it is, I'll Stop the World is the mind-bendy time-travel eighties romp we all need right now. I'm obsessed with this book." --David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author
"I'll Stop the World layers mystery upon mystery, from the everyday secrets in the lives of teens coming of age in a small town now to the dark shock waves still radiating out from deaths that took place decades before. Lauren Thoman's debut novel is a time-bending page-turner packed with twists no one will see coming. This is a story that continues to resonate long after you finish." --Gwenda Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Stranger Things: Suspicious Minds
"In this standout debut, Lauren Thoman takes the reader on a wild ride, deftly wrapping a coming-of-age story with a clever mystery, sprinkled with eighties nostalgia that'll have you reaching for your Bubble Yum. As I tore through the pages, I fell in love with the cast of flawed and funny characters, who felt as real as the friends I grew up with. Best of all, Thoman delivers an impossibly satisfying ending in a way only the very best time-travel storytellers can. This one should go at the top of everyone's must-read list!" --Brianna Labuskes, Wall Street Journal bestselling author
"A brilliant, thought-provoking page-turner that so deeply sucked me into a world of richly drawn characters and fast-paced action that I never wanted to leave." --Sonali Dev, USA Today bestselling author of The Vibrant Years
"A page-turning, time-bending mystery full of heart. I'll Stop the World gave me a chance to solve a cold crime from a refreshing new perspective. Lauren Thoman is an exciting new talent not to be missed!" --Kara Thomas, bestselling author of That Weekend and Out of the Ashes