And then she remembers.
The book from there cuts back and forth between Patricia's dual lives as Pat and Trish (and other name variations, too). In one life, she experiences a happy and fulfilling personal life but lives in a horror show of a world; in the other the world is a progressive wonderland but her personal life is a shambles.
Both lives are equally compelling, and I love the way Walton shapes them and makes them both seem like valid life choices. Walton's worldbuilding is amazing as well; Patricia’s two worlds are basically the one we live in with slight differences, but those differences really add up. This is a great book for lovers of domestic fiction and also people interested in alternate histories.
--Alison McCarty, Callahan Branch Library
Find My Real Children in the Nassau County Public Library System catalog.