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Press Release: The One That I Want by Allison Winn Scotch

May 18th, 2010

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The exciting new novel from New York Times bestselling author Allison Winn Scotch asks, “If we are granted a look into our future, can we change what lies ahead…and should we?”

A Novel by Allison Winn Scotch

Praise for The One That I Want:

“[A]n aching, honest look into the death and rebirth of relationships…a wise, absorbing narrative.” —Publishers Weekly 

 “Scotch creates eminently relatable characters, with a particularly excellent understanding of the way sisters interact, and has the ability to craft scenes of real emotional weight.” Booklist

 “Fast paced and feels light yet still packs a satisfying emotional punch.” —Library Journal


What would you do if you could take a glimpse into your future and how would you react if it wasn’t quite what you expected? What if the life you were living isn’t the one you were meant to? In THE ONE THAT I WANT (Shaye Areheart Books; June 1, 2010), Allison Winn Scotch’s smart, entertaining, and inspiring follow-up to her highly praised Time of My Life, Scotch allows us to consider that fundamental question.

Tilly Farmer is thirty-two years old and has the life she always dreamed of: married to her high school boyfriend, working as the school guidance counselor in the small Washington town she grew up in, trying for a baby. Perfect. But a chance meeting with a childhood friend in a fortune teller’s tent at the local fair changes everything.

“I’m giving you the gift of clarity,” her friend says. “It’s what I always thought you needed.” That night Tilly has a terrifying dream that her alcoholic father has relapsed, and when she wakes up to learn that he crashed his car into a tree after a night at the bar she can’t help but think she saw it coming. Soon enough Tilly starts seeing more visions: Her husband, Tyler, uprooting their quiet life, a packed U-Haul in their driveway, leaving for a job in Seattle. Her best friend seemingly happy in a relationship with a man who is not her husband. And even more disturbing, these visions start coming true.  

Suddenly Tilly’s perfect life, so meticulously mapped out, seems to be crumbling around her. As she furiously races to keep up with—or even change—her future, she faces the question: Which is the life she wants? The one she’s carefully nursed for decades, or the one she never considered possible?

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ALLISON WINN SCOTCH is the author of the novels Time of My Life and The Department of Lost and Found. She is also a freelance journalist whose work has appeared in dozens of national consumer magazines. She lives in New York with her husband, son, and daughter, and their dog. Visit Allison online at


Allison Winn Scotch

Shaye Areheart Books * On sale: June 1, 2010 * ISBN: 978-0-307-46450-7
Price: $24.00 * 288 pages*

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