The alchemy of reading the right book at the right time

The alchemy of reading the right book at the right time

There is some kind of alchemy involved in finding the right book at the right time. I truly believe there is a specific and perfect time in anyone’s life to read a story—you just have to cross your fingers and hope that you’ll cross paths with it, or have the book pressed into your hands by a loved one, precisely when you need it the most.

I wrote about reading The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger exactly as I went through my own personal heartbreak - and how cathartic that was.