Little, Brown Books presents...
When Elizabeth receives her freshman-year roommate assignment at the beginning of summer, she shoots off an email to coordinate the basics: TV, microwave, mini-fridge. She can't wait to escape her New Jersey beach town, and her mom, and start life over in California.
The first note to Lauren in San Francisco comes as a surprise; she had requested a single. But if Lauren's learned anything from being the oldest of six, it's that you can't always get what you want, especially when what you want is privacy.
Soon the girls are emailing back and forth, sharing secrets even though they've never met. With family relationships and childhood friendships strained by change, it suddenly seems that the only people Elizabeth and Lauren can rely on are the complicated new boys in their lives...and each other.
With humor and heart, Sara Zarr, National Book Award finalist for Story of a Girl, and Tara Altebrando, acclaimed author of The Pursuit of Happiness, join forces for a novel about that time after high school, when everything feels like it's ending just as it's beginning.
The authors are on tour!
- – New York, NY: McNally Jackson [venue link]
- – Salt Lake City, UT: The King's English [venue link]
- – Provo, UT: Provo Library [venue link]
- – San Francisco, CA: Books Inc, Opera Plaza [venue link]
- – Petaluma, CA: Copperfield's Books [venue link]
My roommate story:
Yeah, okay mine is not gonna be funny. Well, you may think it's funny but I still have nightmares about it. The roommate that drove me crazy was actually my BRAND NEW Hubby's BFF. They were sharing a condo when we got married. My husbands condo, mind you. Yeah, well I thought I was marrying one guy and got two. It was way too much for a new bride to take, I assure you. From him following me around the kitchen while I made breakfast hoping for some before he left for work to his weird hours to his mess. Then there was the smirking looks I got all the time. WTH? He was always giving me that cat who ate the mouse look?? Yeah, okay we had just come out of the bedroom together but I JUST GOT MARRIED. I'm allowed. You, on the other hand, should move out. Yeah, I'm still not over it. So, I'm sure you're laughing but I'm glaring. Well, it may be a little funny - the sad little look on his face when he didn't get breakfast before he had to leave for work.
The publisher has a copy of the book for me to giveaway. US only.
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My post entries me and one of my readers to win a Roomie survival kit/gift pack including earplugs, home spa essentials, a signed copy of the book, a special note from the authors, and other fun things--all packed in a shower caddy! Wish me luck.