About the Book
Seventeen-year-old Agnes is a genius. Getting her doctorate in physics isn’t challenging enough so she builds a time machine. When her mother, Claudia, dies from an apparent suicide, Agnes blames herself. If Claudia hadn’t had Agnes when she was seventeen, she would have had a better life. Agnes goes back in time to stop Claudia from having sex the night she got pregnant. If Agnes succeeds, she’ll no longer exist, but she’s determined to save her mother. During her journey through time, Agnes learns there are some things you can never change.
“Mickey Dubrow touches the beating heart of what each of us grows to learn about love. Always Agnes is charming, riveting, and unforgettable in the best ways.”
Jessica Handler, author, The Magnetic Girl
“A story about fate, love, and time travel. Like an MC Escher print, the plot twists and turns, as clever and appealing as Agnes herself.”
Julia Franks, author of The Say So
“The pacing of Mickey Dubrow’s Always Agnes is perfect, with an energy that manages to be relentless without being frantic, and the plot is complex, layered, and consistently engaging. The book’s most powerful creation, the one that inspired me to keep turning the pages compulsively, turned out not to be a time machine, but the relationship between a daughter and her mother, and the lengths they will go to in order to save each other.”
Peter McDade, author of Songs by Honeybird