17 year old Megan McConnell’s notebook is filled with poetry about the loss of her mother, killed in a bomb blast covering the war in Afghanistan. But moments after the funeral, an antique phone rings in the farmhouse where her mother grew up. When Megan answers, the operator tells her it’s a time telephone she can use to call her mom in the past. Which launches her on a high-stakes quest to save her mother’s life and salvage their relationship. Her dream is that her mother will come home instead of gallivanting around the globe year in and year out as a foreign correspondent.
This is a coming of age story about a teenager dealing with feelings of rejection and abandonment. But can you change someone you love? Megan is going to find out.
The Time Telephone will appeal to fans of Young Adult fiction and magical realism novels for adults.