Kissing in America

Author(s): Margo Rabb

Young Adult Fiction

Acclaimed writer Margo Rabb's Kissing in America is 'a wonderful novel about friendship, love, travel, life, hope, poetry, intelligence, and the inner lives of girls,'writes internationally bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love). 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. In this honest and emotional journey that US National Book Award finalist Sara Zarr calls 'gorgeous, funny, and joyous,' readers will experience the highs of infatuation and the lows of heartache as Eva contends with love in all its forms. Praise for Kissing in America: '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 'A wonderful novel about friendship, love, travel, life, hope, poetry, intelligence and the inner lives of girls. 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.' - Elizabeth Gilbert, New York Times bestselling author of Eat, Pray Love '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.' - Sara Zarr, author of The Lucy Variations Praise for Margo Rabb's debut novel, Cures for Heartbreak: 'Rabb leavens impossible heartbreak with surprising humor, delivered with a comedian's timing and dark absurdity. Rabb is an exceptionally gifted writer ...Readers will cherish this powerful debut.' - Booklist (Starred Review) 'Black humor, pitch-perfect detail, and compelling characters make this a terrific read, despite the pain that permeates every superbly written page. As Mia struggles to make sense of her mother's death and her father's illness, she also sees humor in everyday situations, and her irreverent commentary brings the story to life.' - School Library Journal (Starred Review) 'This is undeniably a book of anguish, it's also one of raw strength and casual, clever humor in random and surprising places, making it a compelling as well as tearful read.' - The Bulletin (Starred Review) 'The characters are fully formed and when the last page turns, four new and fascinating people have been born into the reader's consciousness.' Kliatt (Starred Review) 'Everybody, regardless of age, should read this novel - witty, warm, and gorgeous in its fearlessness' - Philadelphia Inquirer

Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780143573258
  • : Penguin Books Australia
  • : Penguin Books Australia
  • : March 2015
  • : Australia
  • : May 2015
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Margo Rabb
  • : Paperback
  • : 615
  • : 400