The Road Not Taken (2020)

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The Road Not Taken is many things… but most importantly, it is a novel that calls on its readers to envision new worlds.” Ms. Magazine

Sensual, funny, and magical, The Road Not Taken is filled with real life, historical, and mythological characters.

Widowed suddenly, 50-year-old Deborah is left with money but no direction to her life. Then she discovers the Lost: a group of people who show her the myriad dimensions of Spacetime, taking her to ancient Egypt, Weimar Germany, and planets without inhabitants. Along the way, Deborah reunites her with deceased loved ones, forms relationships with an Egyptian God and a world-famous artist, and meets a Nigerian Priestess—who will challenge her to walk the road not taken.

Take an exhilarating ride around the Cosmos and get lost in Rubin’s magical realist view of the universe—through the eyes of a housewife who must suddenly find her own life.


Praise for The Road Not Taken

The Road Not Taken by Susan Rubin is a unique work of magical realism, filled with fantastic imagery, irony, and amazing ideas. The Road Not Taken sits next to Isabelle Allende and Neil Gaiman on my reading table. If you want to take a unique journey, filled with humor, fantastic imagery, ideas and irony, grab a copy.” — Luisah Teish, author of Jambalaya

Midwest Book Review: “Exceptionally Entertaining,” “Impressive Original,” “Distinctively Crafted”“Absolutely Fascinating,” “An Extraordinary Treat“

Booklist Online: “…a coming-of-age story for a woman entering mid-life with nothing to hold her back from what she might become.“

Not Another Book Review: “As a female epic heroine, [Rubin’s] Deborah beats even Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman.”

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