The Possibilities


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Random House
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6.4 X 9.3 X 1.3 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Yael Goldstein-Love is the author of The Passion of Tasha Darsky and the co-founder of the literary studio Plympton. She also practices psychotherapy with a particular interest in the transition to parenthood and is working toward her doctorate in clinical psychology. She lives with her son in Berkeley, California.


"An original take on motherhood, The Possibilities taps into those primal feelings every nurturer feels--and fears."--Good Morning America

"[A] beautiful, exciting book . . . head-spinning."--The New York Times Book Review

"You can't protect your children from everything. This truth is hard for all parents but especially terrifying for Hannah, with her strange ability to see all of her 8-month-old son's possible futures. A powerful page-turner with deep wisdom."--People

"The Possibilities had me intrigued, then gripped, and by its end, greatly moved by its exploration of the quite literally existential stakes of loving another person. Within hours of finishing this novel, I found myself quoting it in conversation. . . . A bravura, unforgettable performance."--Namwali Serpell, author of The Furrows

"Unpredictable and a page-turner, equal parts passion and philosophy, The Possibilities is the tense and twisty tale of an imperiled child, a crumbling marriage, and the desperate woman who is trying to save them both."--Karen Joy Fowler, author of Booth

"At once a profoundly insightful exploration of motherhood in all its joys and sorrows and the best kind of speculative fiction . . . The combination will bend your mind and your heart."--Ayelet Waldman, author of A Really Good Day

"The Possibilities explores motherhood from a place of such raw, animalistic love and with such emotional veracity that I, at times, had to put the book down and take deep breaths. It calls to mind Octavia Butler, Madeleine L'Engle, and most of all Philip K. Dick."--Joanna Rakoff, author of My Salinger Year and A Fortunate Age

"The Possibilities hooked me immediately with its ingenious premise and a story so suspenseful that I had no choice but to ignore everything else to read to its stunning conclusion. Yael Goldstein-Love is an enormous talent."--Edan Lepucki, author of Woman No. 17

"A unique and clever mash-up of science fiction and relationship fiction, this compelling novel explores the joys and fears of being a parent. . . . Imagine if The Push by Ashley Audrain, met Recursion by Blake Crouch, with a sprinkling of This Time Tomorrow by Emma Straub."--Booklist

"Part thriller, part psychology, part quantum physics--all fun."--Kirkus Reviews

"Goldstein-Love's game of hopscotch through the multiverse works both as a smart sci-fi thriller and as a metaphor for the worry, exhaustion, and power inherent in motherhood. . . . This memorable, stirring work of suspense is primed to become a sensation in book club circles."--Shelf Awareness

"[This engaging novel] blends an intimate view of new motherhood with an ingenious story of a multiverse. . . . The result is a memorable story about the limits of a parent's ability to protect their child from harm."--Publishers Weekly