6 Novels About Do-Overs, Starting Over, and Second Chances

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We just closed the cover on Steve Yarbrough’s latest novel, The Realm of Last Chances (Knopf), in which a California couple relocates to Massachusetts to start over in the aftermath of the economic downturn. Their marriage stagnant and their careers in flux, the two just want a second chance, and they are hardly the first. It reminded us that literary history is full of people who didn’t get things right the first time around, and here we bring you six more tales of those hoping to press the restart button.

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