OONA OUT OF ORDER

"Modern, emotional, funny, ferocious, and spun with enough light and magic to fire up the Vegas strip, Oona Out of Order lands like a meteor."

— Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author Tony's Wife

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Just because life is out of order, doesn't mean it's broken.

It’s New Year’s Eve 1982, and Oona Lockhart has her whole life before her. At the stroke of midnight she will turn nineteen, and the year ahead promises to be one of consequence. Should she go to London to study economics, or remain at home in Brooklyn to pursue her passion for music and be with her boyfriend? As the countdown to the New Year begins, Oona faints and awakens thirty-two years in the future in her fifty-one-year-old body. Greeted by a friendly stranger in a beautiful house she’s told is her own, Oona learns that with each passing year she will leap to another age at random. And so begins Oona Out of Order…

Hopping through decades, pop culture fads, and much-needed stock tips, Oona is still a young woman on the inside but ever changing on the outside. Who will she be next year? Philanthropist? Club Kid? World traveler? Wife to a man she’s never met?

Oona Out of Order is a remarkably inventive novel that explores what it means to live a life fully in the moment, even if those moments are out of sequence. Surprising, magical, and heart-wrenching, Montimore has crafted an unforgettable story about the burdens of time, the endurance of love, and the power of family.

Praise for OONA OUT OF ORDER

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"Witty, humorous, heartwarming... Reminiscent of Liane Moriarty's What Alice Forgot and Kate Atkinson's Life After LifeOona Out of Order is a delightfully freewheeling romp." — Booklist (starred review)

"A compelling page-turner" — Library Journal (starred review)

A heartfelt novel that celebrates its implausibility with a unique joie de vivre.” — Kirkus Review

"Margarita Montimore has written a dazzling novel. This madcap opera, the story of Oona Lockhart's life told in full with scope and breadth in and out of sequence but never out of tune, is the perfect read for this moment. Modern, emotional, funny, ferocious, and spun with enough light and magic to fire up the Vegas strip, Oona Out of Order lands like a meteor."

— Adriana Trigiani, bestselling author Tony's Wife

"A fascinating and beautifully crafted tale which explores identity and relationships in one woman’s unpredictable and radically-changing world. Unputdownable and uplifting, what Montimore has penned is a treasure that will remind you of the importance of living life fully in the present."

— Kim Michele Richardson​, bestselling author of The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek

 

Oona Out of Order is haunting—a fascinating, sometimes heart-wrenching exploration of life lived moment-to-moment.”

— Emily Colin, bestselling author of The Memory Thief

Oona Out of Order is beautiful and heartbreaking, a novel about the nature of time and how life marches on, that you simply must read.” — PopSugar

"Looking for a lighthearted read? Maybe something that will remind you all to live your best life? ...A charming, quirky story about aging and self-discovery." — Book Riot

"Inventive" — Parade

"A touching novel that keeps readers guessing" — Real Simple

"Delightful, with the emotional heft of Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life and the humor of Groundhog Day. It’s my favorite read of 2019 and a pick for my book club in 2020."

— Linda Marie Bennett, Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance

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