Ildikó von Kürthy

IT’S TIME

“What’s left in life?” Judith is almost 50 and can’t think of a satisfying answer to that question. Her children have grown up and her husband is getting old. Not to mention her love life and aging body tissue. Then her mother dies and Judith returns for the first time in 20 years to the place of her birth. Here she left behind a well-kept secret, an empty grave and a collection of hopes, dreams and nightmares.

Suddenly, everything seems to fall apart. A life-long lie turns out to be the truth. A rediscovered friend hopes she will live to see the next summer and wants to know what really happened all those years ago. A youthful love sparkles anew while an urn goes on an improbable journey. Judith realises it’s better to get excited too early than not get excited at all. It’s Time is a story about remorse and friendship, aging and staying young, a sense of home and belonging, love, death and the realisation that in the end nothing is lost.

Ildikó von Kürthy

Ildikó von Kürthy

Ildikó von Kürthy is a journalist and columnist for Brigitte magazine. She lives in Hamburg with her husband and two sons. Her novels have sold over six million copies and were translated into 21 languages. Her first non-fiction book, Unter dem Herzen topped the bestseller Charts. 

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