Midnight at the Electric
By Jodi Lynn Anderson
An ambitious, literary novel that spans time and continents, following three girls who are connected in a way that only love can explain.
Kansas, 2065. Adri has been handpicked to live on Mars. But weeks before launch, she discovers the journal of a girl who lived in her house over a hundred years ago and is immediately drawn into the mystery surrounding her fate. While Adri knows she must focus on the mission ahead, she becomes captivated by a life that’s been lost to time . . . and that might be inextricably tied to her own.
Oklahoma, 1934. Amid the fear and uncertainty of the Dust Bowl, Catherine longs for the immortality promised by a professor at a traveling show called the Electric. But as her family’s situation becomes more dire—and the suffocating dust threatens her sister’s life—Catherine must find the courage to sacrifice everything in order to save the one person she loves most.
England, 1919. After World War I, Lenore tries to come to terms with her grief for her brother, a fallen British soldier, and plans to sail to America in pursuit of a childhood friend. But even if she makes it that far, will her friend be the person she remembers? Will they be able to bring her back to herself?
While their stories span thousands of miles and multiple generations, Lenore, Catherine, and Adri’s fates are entwined in ways both heartbreaking and hopeful.