Harper Children’s, Summer 2015. North American.
ANZ: Penguin Australia.
* Sold at auction in a six-figure, two-book deal.
* A Junior Library Guild selection.
* A Publishers Lunch Buzz Book for Spring 2015.
Sixteen-year-old Eva has never been in love. But when she meets Will, everything changes. With him, her grief over her father's death fades, and she can escape from her difficult relationship with her mother. Then, without any warning, Will picks up and moves to California. So Eva—with the help of her best friend, Annie—concocts a plan to travel across the country to see him again. As they leave New York City for the first time and road-trip across America, they encounter cowboys, kudzu, and tiny towns without stoplights. Along the way, Eva and Annie learn the truth about love and all its complexities.
“Love is really what this remarkable story is all about. Wise, inspiring, and ultimately uplifting—not to be missed.”—Kirkus, Starred review
“A wonderful novel about friendship, love, travel, life, hope, poetry, intelligence and the inner lives of girls — all the things, to put it simply, that I like best in a book. Margo Rabb writes with compassion and clarity about lives that are worth telling, journeys that need to be taken, peace that needs to be reached. I loved it.”—#1 New York Times-bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert
“That Margo Rabb can write a story so gorgeous, funny, and joyous that is also unsentimental and honest is a testament to her skill and to her heart. I loved everything about Eva and the supporting cast in this beautiful novel.”—New York Times-bestselling author Sara Zarr
“Wonderful . . . Margo Rabb has created nothing less than a women’s map of American mythologies, navigating from Emily Dickinson to Barbara Cartland, from the cowboys of the rodeos to the makeup studios of Hollywood, and from the bottom of the Atlantic to the spacious skies of the USA.”
—E. Lockhart, New York Times-bestselling author of We Were Liars
Margo Rabb is the author of CURES FOR HEARTBREAK (Delacorte 2007), which received four starred reviews, won the Teddy Book Award, and was named one of the best YA novels of the year by Kirkus and Booklist. Her fiction and essays have been published in The New York Times, TheAtlantic, Seventeen, One Story, Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope, Best New American Voices, New Stories from the South, and have been broadcast on NPR. She received the grand prize in theZoetrope fiction contest, first prize in The Atlantic fiction contest, first prize in the American Fictioncontest, and a PEN Syndicated Fiction Award.