What We Left Behind

What We Left Behind

By Robin Talley

Harlequin Teen, Hardcover, 9780373211753, 416pp.

Publication Date: October 27, 2015

From the critically acclaimed author of "Lies We Tell Ourselves" comes an emotional, empowering story of what happens when love may not be enough to conquer all
Toni and Gretchen are the couple everyone envied in high school. They've been together forever. They never fight. They're deeply, hopelessly in love. When they separate for their first year at collegeToni to Harvard and Gretchen to NYUthey're sure they'll be fine. Where other long-distance relationships have fallen apart, theirs is bound to stay rock-solid.
The reality of being apart, though, is very different than they expected. Toni, who identifies as genderqueer, meets a group of transgender upperclassmen and immediately finds a sense of belonging that has always been missing, but Gretchen struggles to remember who she is outside their relationship.
While Toni worries that Gretchen won't understand Toni's new world, Gretchen begins to wonder where she fits in this puzzle. As distance and Toni's shifting gender identity begin to wear on their relationship, the couple must decidehave they grown apart for good, or is love enough to keep them together?

About the Author
Robin Talley studied literature and communications at American University. She lives in Washington, DC, with her wife, but visits both Boston and New York regularly despite her moral opposition to Massachusetts winters and Times Square. Her first book was 2014's "Lies We Tell Ourselves". Visit her online at robintalley.com or on Twitter at @robin_talley.