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#1 New York Times bestselling author Liane Moriarty. Here One Moment.

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Aside from a delay, there will be no problems. The flight will be smooth, it will land safely. Everyone who gets on the plane will get off. But almost all of them will be forever changed.

Because on this ordinary, short, domestic flight, something extraordinary happens. People learn how and when they are going to die. For some, their death is far in the future—age 103!—and they laugh. But for six passengers, their predicted deaths are not far away at all.

How do they know this? There were ostensibly more interesting people on the flight (the bride and groom, the jittery, possibly famous woman, the giant Hemsworth-esque guy who looks like an off-duty superhero, the frazzled, gorgeous flight attendant) but none would become as famous as “The Death Lady.”

Not a single passenger or crew member will later recall noticing her board the plane. She wasn’t exceptionally old or young, rude or polite. She wasn’t drunk or nervous or pregnant. Her appearance and demeanor were unremarkable. But what she did on that flight was truly remarkable.

A few months later, one passenger dies exactly as she predicted. Then two more passengers die, again, as she said they would. Soon no one is thinking this is simply an entertaining story at a cocktail party.

If you were told you only had a certain amount of time left to live, would you do things differently? Would you try to dodge your destiny?

Liane Moriarty’s Here One Moment is a brilliantly constructed tale that looks at free will and destiny, grief and love, and the endless struggle to maintain certainty and control in an uncertain world. A modern-day Jane Austen who humorously skewers social mores while spinning a web of mystery, Moriarty asks profound questions in her newest I-can’t-wait-to-find-out-what-happens novel.

Praise for Here One Moment

“A riveting story so wild you don’t know how she’ll land it, and then she does, on a dime.”

—Anne Lamott, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Funny, frightening, heartbreaking and life-affirming. Here One Moment delves into the notion of fate and its freedoms and constraints, mortality, fear, friendship and love. I adored it.”

―Chris Whitaker, New York Times bestselling author of When We Are Seen

“Liane Moriarty is a genuine GENIUS. Here One Moment is off-the-scale brilliant.”

 —Marian Keyes, international bestselling author of Watermelon and Again, Rachel

“The story is a brilliant, charming, and invigorating illustration of its closing quote from Elisabeth Kübler-Ross (we’re not going to spill that). A fresh, funny, ambitious, and nuanced take on some of our oldest existential questions.”

―Kirkus Review, starred review
“. . . meticulously plotted . . . exquisitely rendered characters . . . Moriarty has outdone herself.”

—Publishers Weekly, starred review

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Liane Moriarty

Liane Moriarty is the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Big Little LiesApples Never Fall, The Husband’s Secret, and Truly Madly Guilty; the New York Times bestsellers Nine Perfect StrangersWhat Alice Forgot, and The Last AnniversaryThe Hypnotist’s Love Story; and Three Wishes. She lives in Sydney, Australia, with her husband and two children.

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