Cures for Heartbreak

Delacorte Books for Young Readers

"IF SHE DIES, I'll die," are the words 15-year-old Mia Perlman writes in her journal the night her mother is diagnosed with cancer. Nine days later, Mia's mother is dead, and Mia, her older sister, and her father must find a way to live on in the face of sudden, unfathomable loss. But even in grief, there is the chance for new beginnings in this poignant, funny, and hopeful novel.

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About the author

Margo Rabb grew up in Queens, New York, and now lives in Brooklyn. Her stories have been broadcast on National Public Radio, and have been
published in the Atlantic Monthly, Zoetrope, Seventeen, Best New American Voices, New England Review, and elsewhere.

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Delacorte Books for Young Readers
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Aug 12, 2008
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Young Adult Fiction / Family / General
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Death & Dying
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Emotions & Feelings
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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,” raves internationally bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love).

In the two years since her father died, sixteen-year-old Eva has found comfort in reading romance novels—118 of them, to be exact—to dull the pain of her loss that’s still so present. Her romantic fantasies become a reality when she meets Will, who can relate to Eva’s grief. Unfortunately, after Eva falls head-over-heels for him, he picks up and moves to California with barely any warning. Not wanting to lose the only person who has been able to pull her out of sadness—and, perhaps, her first shot at real love—Eva and her best friend, Annie, concoct a plan to travel to the west coast. As they road trip across America, Eva and Annie confront the complex truth about love. 

In this honest and emotional journey that 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 of its forms. 

Since publication, this novel received 4 starred reviews and has been named:

A Chicago Public Library Best Teen Book of 2015A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens 2015A Miami Herald Best Book of the YearA Spirit of Texas selectionA TAYSHAS High School Reading List SelectionAn Oprah Summer Reading List selectionA Junior Library Guild selectionAn Amazon Best Book of the MonthA Publisher’s Lunch 2015 Buzz Book for Young Adults
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