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Dear Emma

Katie Heaney


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Digital Audiobook (2/29/2016)
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Compact Disc (3/1/2016)


From Buzzfeed writer and the author of the popular memoir Never Have I Ever, a hilariously and painfully relatable debut novel following an anonymous college romantic advice columnist on her misadventures in love and friendship. 

Harriet, the author of her college newspaper's pseudonymous student advice column "Dear Emma," is great at telling others what to do, dispensing wisdom for the lovelorn and lonely on her Midwestern campus. Somehow, though, she can't take her own advice, especially after Keith, the guy she's dating, blows her off completely. When Harriet discovers that Keith has started seeing the beautiful and intimidating Remy, she wants to hate her. But she can't help warming to Remy, who soon writes to "Dear Emma" asking for romantic advice.

Now Harriet has the perfect opportunity to take revenge on the person who broke her heart. But as she begins to doubt her own motivations and presumably faultless guidance, she's forced to question how much she really knows about love, friendship and well-meaning advice.

Praise For Dear Emma

"Katie Heaney's writing is clever and laugh-out-loud funny, and in Dear Emma she's created an honest, hilarious portrait of the pitfalls of modern courtship."—Emily Gould, author of Friendship

"Sweet and funny and utterly charming, Dear Emma will take you right back to your own torturous, electrifying collegiate entanglements. Plus it has one of those just-right endings that will have you clutching the book to your chest when you finish."—Caroline Zancan, author of Local Girls

"Katie Heaney's delightful new Austen-inspired rom-com is a hilarious examination of the pros and cons of internet sleuthing and the merits of advice. Extremely funny and supremely clever."Rebecca Harrington, author of I'll Have WhatShe's Having and Penelope

Grand Central Publishing, 9781455534609, 320pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2016

About the Author

Katie Heaney is a senior editor at BuzzFeed whose writing has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Vulture, The Hairpin, The Awl, and Pacific Standard, among other places. She is the author of a memoir, Never Have I Ever, and the novel Dear Emma. She lives in Brooklyn.