If Tomorrow Doesn't Come

If Tomorrow Doesn't Come

The heartbreaking sapphic YA romance


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CONTENT NOTICE: This book contains discussions of suicide, mental health and homophobia. There are no graphic scenes of this content actually happening, just awareness of and conversations about it. A central character deals with undiagnosed clinical depression.


They Both Die at the End meets All That's Left in the World - a heartbreaking and gripping first love story about courage, hope and holding onto love. Perfect for anyone looking for a big emotional romance of a read.

On the morning Avery Byrne plans to end her life, the world discovers there are only nine days left to live: an asteroid is headed for Earth, and no one can stop it.

As time runs out and secrets slowly come to light, Avery fights her way home to save the girl she has been in love with her whole life. But can Avery also learn to save herself and find hope again in the tomorrows she has left?

'An electric, urgent miracle of a book that asks what - and who - we dare to live for. Avery's story will shatter your heart and fill it with light again.'
Kelly Quindlen, bestselling author of She Drives Me Crazy

'A novel that carves a space in your heart and remains there forever.' Rachael Lippincott, bestselling co-author of She Gets the Girl and Five Feet Apart

'Devastatingly brilliant.' Leah Johnson, bestselling author of You Should See Me in a Crown

'An absolute life changer - and lifesaver - of a book.' Dahlia Adler, author of Cool for the Summer

'Lush, searching, and ultimately full of hope. I loved it.'
Emily M. Danforth, bestselling and award-winning author of The Miseducation of Cameron Post

'Achingly tender and poignantly honest . . . This book is a marvel.' Adrienne Tooley, author of Sweet & Bitter Magic

©2023 Jen St. Jude (P)2023 Penguin Audio


  • An electric, urgent miracle of a book that asks what--and who--we dare to live for. Avery's story will shatter your heart and fill it with light again.
    Kelly Quindlen, bestselling author of SHE DRIVES ME CRAZY

About the author

Jen St. Jude

Jen St. Jude is a Lambda Literary Fellow, who holds creative writing degrees from Colby College and Harvard University Extension School. She works in talent acquisition at Boston Consulting Group and serves as an editor at the Chicago Review of Books, Arcturus Magazine, Burning Worlds - Climate Change in Art & Literature, and Just Femme & Dandy Magazine. Jen grew up in New Hampshire apple orchards but now lives in Chicago with her wife and catlike dog. @jenstjude
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