Wendy Wunder is an author you’ll never forget — and not just because her name is magical. When she’s not writing or spending time with her family, she teaches yoga in Boston. The Probability of Miraclesis her first novel, and yes, Wendy Wunder is her real name.
Here’s an exclusive note from the author:
When I was eighteen, I remember feeling like my life was coming to an end. I just couldn’t picture what it would look like after high school. I had never lived anywhere but my small town in New Jersey and I was going to be the first in my family to go to college. But I had no pictures, no stories . . . about college and the next phase of my life. And without the guidance of “story,” I felt like I was stepping into a dark abyss. I felt like I was going to die. Part of me did die, I guess.
Until I woke up and started writing myself back into the picture. And, as writers are apt to do, I started to imagine even darker scenarios. Like: What would it be like if someone were actually dying at eighteen?
Somehow that question stayed with me and years later, I combined the idea with the memory of taking my hula-obsessed four-year-old to the Spirit of Aloha Show at Walt Disney World. The quirky result is The Probability of Miracles.
It is a book full of contradictions and I hope you will find it deeply moving in a hilarious kind of way. 🙂 I hope you will like Cam and Asher as much as I’ve grown to like them during the writing process — Cam for bravely upholding her resistance and skepticism and Asher for patiently chipping away at it. And I hope you take the time to recognize the everyday miracles in your own life!
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