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Dedication

LIST PRICE $18.99

Kate Hollis’s ex-boyfriend’s face plasters newsstands and TV, the Internet, and the multiplex. Jake Sharpe is one of the biggest recording stars on the planet, and every song he’s famous for is about Kate and their high school relationship. For more than a decade his soundtrack has chased her—from the gym to the supermarket, from the dentist’s office to the bars. Now thirty-year-old Kate gets the call that Jake has finally landed back in their Vermont hometown for an MTV special. The moment she has been waiting for has arrived.

Dedication is a poignant, humorous tale about modern celebrity obsession and coming of age during the divorce boom. With flawless depictions of the 1980s, a charismatic heroine, and their signature biting wit, McLaughlin and Kraus offer up another lively and hilarious tale of a smart young woman looking for satisfaction in the chaos of contemporary culture.

Photo by Melanie Dunea/CPi

Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus are the New York Times bestselling authors of The Nanny Diaries, Citizen Girl, Nanny Returns, and the young adult novels, The Real Real and Over You. They are the cofounders of TheFinishedThought.com, a book coaching firm, and work together in New York City. For more information visit EmmaAndNicola.com.

Photo by Melanie Dunea/CPi

"McLaughlin and Kraus...[have a] carefully calibrated sense of compassion and delicious sense of the absurd." -- Entertainment Weekly

"Diabolically funny." -- The New York Times

"McLaughlin and Kraus have created an amazingly distinct voice...cynical and wry, but also compassionate." -- Newsday

"McLaughlin and Kraus deftly satirize post-feminist, postmodern, twenty-first-century America." -- Booklist

"This third effort from McLaughlin and Kraus is spot on...a moving story. A bittersweet coming-of-age tale with flashes of wit and an especially sympathetic heroine."

-- Kirkus

"Wholly satisfying."

-- Booklist

"McLaughlin and Kraus get the nagging need for closure comically right."

-- Publishers Weekly