cover image Here We Go Again

Here We Go Again

Alison Cochrun. Atria, $17.99 trade paper (384p) ISBN 978-1-66802-119-4

Cochrun (Kiss Her Once for Me) maps out the road trip of a lifetime in this funny, poignant, and frequently tear-jerking queer rom-com. Logan and Rosemary were childhood best friends—until a devastating falling out. Now they’re adults, and even though both women followed in the footsteps of their beloved mentor, queer English teacher Joe Delgado, and came back to teach at their former high school, they still aren’t speaking. When Joe’s cancer becomes terminal, he demands they help him fulfil his final wish of driving from Oregon to his cottage in Maine. He insists it has to be both of them, so impulsive Logan and uptight Rosemary grudgingly agree to try to tolerate each other for the six days Rosemary’s itemized itinerary says it will take to cross the country. But Joe has secrets, and so do both Logan and Rosemary. Soon they’re miles off course, and on their way to a destination they never expected. Cochrun conjures the feeling of infinite possibility that comes from summer on the open road while exploring the intricacies of love and the grief of an unfulfilled life. Complete with a beautiful romantic reunion, this unforgettable, heart-tugging romance is Cochrun’s best yet. Agent: Bibi Lewis, Ethan Ellenberg Literary. (Apr.)