A Lifetime of Impossible Days

Thursday July 18th 2019

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM


Sally Piper will be in conversation with Tabitha Bird in store at Books@Stones.

Please phone 3394 4949 or email info@booksatstones.com.au for bookings.

bird This is a free event.


A thoughtful, uplifting and magical story of childhood, family and finding ways to change the inevitable.


Meet Willa Waters, aged 8 ... 33 ... and 93.


On one impossible day in  ...


1965, eight-year-old Willa Waters receives a mysterious box containing a jar of water and the instruction: ‘One ocean: plant in the backyard.’ So she does - and somehow creates an extraordinary time-slip that allows her to visit her future selves.


On one impossible day in  ...


1990, Willa is 33 and a mother-of-two when her childhood self magically appears in her backyard. But she’s also a woman haunted by memories of her dark past – and is on the brink of a decision that will have tragic repercussions . . .


On one impossible day in  ...


2050 Willa is a silver-haired, gumboot-loving 93-year-old whose memory is fading fast. Yet she knows there’s something she has to remember, a warning she must give her past selves about a terrible event in 1990 . . . If only she could recall what it was.


Can the three Willas come together, to heal their past and save their future . . . before it’s too late?


Tabitha Bird’s stunning debut is a magical, life-affirming novel about heartbreak, healing and learning to forgive yourself.