The Midnight Library

Matt Haig

Would you have done anything different, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?
The Midnight Library by Matt Haig (Hardback ISBN 9781786892706) book cover

Available as Hardback, eBook, Downloadable audio

The touching, funny and heartwarming new novel from the Sunday Times bestselling author of How to Stop Time and Reasons to Stay Alive

THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
A BBC TWO BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICK

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?


“A beguiling read, filled with warmth and humour, and a vibrant celebration of the power of books to change lives”
sunday Times

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“An uplifting, poignant novel about regret, hope and second chances”
David Nicholls

“A beautiful fable, an It’s a Wonderful Life for the modern age – impossibly timely when we are all stuck in a world we wish could be different”
Jodi Picoult

“A celebration of life’s possibilities … A beautiful concept … Charming”
guardian

“A rare and welcome light of hope and wisdom in the darkness”
Joanne Harris


Matt Haig

Matt Haig is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive, Notes on a Nervous Planet and six highly acclaimed novels for adults, including How to Stop Time, The Humans and The Radleys. The audiobook of The Midnight Library is read by Carey Mulligan. Haig also writes award-winning books for children, including A Boy Called Christmas, which is being made into a feature film with an all-star cast. He has sold more than two million books in the UK and his work has been translated into over forty languages.

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