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Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow: A novel
by Gabrielle Zevin

Published: 2022-07-05T00:0
Hardcover : 416 pages
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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Sam and Sadie—two college friends, often in love, but never lovers—become creative partners in a dazzling and intricately imagined world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of ...
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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Sam and Sadie—two college friends, often in love, but never lovers—become creative partners in a dazzling and intricately imagined world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality. It is a love story, but not one you have read before.

"Delightful and absorbing." —The New York Times • "Utterly brilliant." —John Green

One of the Best Books of the Year: The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, TIME, GoodReads, Oprah Daily

From the best-selling author of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry: On a bitter-cold day, in the December of his junior year at Harvard, Sam Masur exits a subway car and sees, amid the hordes of people waiting on the platform, Sadie Green. He calls her name. For a moment, she pretends she hasn’t heard him, but then, she turns, and a game begins: a legendary collaboration that will launch them to stardom.

These friends, intimates since childhood, borrow money, beg favors, and, before even graduating college, they have created their first blockbuster, Ichigo. Overnight, the world is theirs. Not even twenty-five years old, Sam and Sadie are brilliant, successful, and rich, but these qualities won’t protect them from their own creative ambitions or the betrayals of their hearts.

Spanning thirty years, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Venice Beach, California, and lands in between and far beyond, Gabrielle Zevin’s Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow examines the multifarious nature of identity, disability, failure, the redemptive possibilities in play, and above all, our need to connect: to be loved and to love.

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Discussion Questions

Let’s first talk about the significance of the book title. How does the title, which is borrowed from the famous Macbeth speech, relate to the themes of the story as a whole?
Did you like the setting in the world of video game design?
Why were Sam and Sadie so drawn to video games as teenagers at the hospital? What did it offer them?
And on a similar note, why did they both want to create video games as adults?
Especially during this era, Sadie is one of the few woman video game designers. Why were women undervalued in gaming?
What are your thoughts on Sam and Sadie’s friendship throughout the years?
While they both say I love you, they never become lovers. Why is that? Do you agree with Sadie that they are closer than lovers?
Let’s talk about Sam’s tragic backstory and how it impacted how he viewed the world.
Marx is a major character of the novel and if it weren’t for him, the video game might never have happened. Why do you feel people didn’t really take Marx that seriously?
What was your impression of the romance between Sadie and Marx?
How did Marx’s murder change everything for Sadie and Sam?
Instead of coming together in grief, Sadie pushes Sam away and even blames him for what happened to Marx. Let’s talk about how Sam’s video game brought them back together in a small way.
What do you think happens next for Sam and Sadie? Will they create another video game? Do you think they will ever be in a romantic relationship?

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  "Too much computer code talk for my tastes"by Judy R. (see profile) 05/12/24

There was way too much computer code talk for my tastes. The characters were not developed well and the book seemed to drag on. Many in our book club did not finish it. I did.

 
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by Lisa F. (see profile) 03/04/24

Tomorrow and Tomorrow and Tomorrow was equal parts delightful and surprising yet also haunting. I’m still mad about the death of a major character and will keep wondering why the author chose to do... (read more)

 
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