Someday Someday Maybe400The year is 1995, and Someday, Someday Maybe opens as we get a peek into the filofax of our leading lady, Franny Banks. All we learn is that it is early January, and there are “6 months until deadline,” but we’re left in the dark as to exactly what this means.

Franny is a late twenty-something aspiring actress, and we soon find out that she has six months left to achieve her dream of working as an actress in New York. If she doesn’t have a steady job (or some sign of serious progress) in six months, which will mark three years from when she moved to the Big Apple, she will force herself to face facts and move on to something more stable, like teaching.

Someday, Someday Maybe progresses as we maneuver the day-to-day life of Franny, her acting classes, catering and waitressing jobs, her social life, and of course her love live. Every bit is told with heart and humor.

Although the story is set almost twenty years ago, the struggles of trying to make it in Manhattan are relatable to anyone trying to make it in anything still today. It shows how even though time may pass, and some things may no longer feel relevant (much of the story revolves around messages received on Franny’s answering machine), the basic human experience and emotions remain consistent decade to decade.

I would certainly recommend Graham’s debut novel to anyone looking for a light, entertaining and fun read. It is a ray of hope for everyone out there who is chasing a dream, waiting to see the light at the end of the tunnel–someday, someday maybe.

Arielle Sidrane is the Associate Editor of Spa Week Daily.