Save as Draft (Paperback)

A Novel

By Cavanaugh Lee

Simon & Schuster, 9781439190715, 336pp.

Publication Date: February 14, 2012

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (2/1/2011)

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“Reading Save as Draft gives the vicarious thrill of peeking where one shouldn’t only to get drawn in by the warm and funny heartbeat with which Cavanaugh Lee has infused this up-to-the-second modern romance—a truly good time” (Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus, authors of the New York Times bestselling The Nanny Diaries).

Inboxes are the new diaries, only much easier to find and unlock. Cavanaugh Lee’s fresh, fun novel breaks all the rules of dating—from misfires, typos, and emoticons to LMAOs, OMGs, and WTFs—while illustrating all that can go wrong with the latest forms of (mis)communication. Lee’s characters pull readers into their love saga and expose their inboxes as never before.

An epistolary novel told entirely in emails, Blackberry texts and messages, Facebook and profiles, Save as Draft follows the quirky Izabell Chin, a wannabe-actress-turned-lawyer, and the two men who love her. There’s Peter, the preppy, reserved co-worker and loyal friend, and Marty, a guy who arrives via an alluring profile. A love triangle evolves over the course of several emails and texts as these characters struggle to say what they mean and mean what they say in an era that leaves them wondering if things left unsaid—or rather unsent—could have changed the course of their lives forever.

About the Author

Cavanaugh Lee was raised in San Francisco, and received her undergraduate degree from UCLA’s School of Theatre.  After graduation, she worked steadily as a “wactress” for four years.  True love (or so she thought) led her to the deep south of Mississippi, and when the relationship imploded she stuck around south and received her law degree from UNC.  By day, she is a prosecutor in Savannah, Georgia and by night she is searching for true love and working on the sequel to SAVE AS DRAFT.

Praise For Save as Draft: A Novel

“Lee's inherently intimate format succeeds most when a character's thoughts are revealed in unsent e-mails, revealing the outcomes that could have been had more fearless actions been taken and how matters are misinterpreted and misunderstood. . . an honest and oddly relatable novel.”
Publishers Weekly

“Up-to-the-minute, this breezy, fast read may resonate best with the ‘connected’ generation . . . or not. Love, after all, is ageless and universal.”—San Francisco Book Review