katie cotugno

9 Days and 9 Nights

Contemporary

In this sequel to the New York Times bestseller 99 Days, perfect for fans of Jenny Han and Morgan Matson, Molly Barlow finds herself in Europe on her summer vacation, desperately trying to forget everything that happened a year ago. But over the course of nine days and nine nights, her whole life will be turned upside down once more…

Molly Barlow isn’t that girl anymore. A business major at her college in Boston, she’s reinvented herself after everything that went down a year ago… After all the people she hurt and the family she tore apart.

Slowly, life is getting back to normal. Molly has just said I love you to her new boyfriend, Ian, and they are off on a romantic European vacation together, starting with scenic London. But there on a tube platform, the past catches up to her in the form of Gabe, her ex, traveling on his own parallel vacation with new girlfriend Sadie.

After comparing itineraries, Ian ends up extending an invite for Gabe and Sadie to join them on the next leg of their trip, to Ireland. And Molly and Gabe can’t bring themselves to tell the truth about who they once were to each other to their new significant others.

Now Molly has to spend 9 days and 9 nights with the boy she once loved, the boy whose heart she shredded, without Ian knowing. Will she make it through as new and improved Molly, or will everything that happened between her and Gabe come rushing back?

Katie Cotugno

Katie Cotugno is the New York Times bestselling author of messy, complicated, feminist love stories. She studied Writing, Literature and Publishing at Emerson College and received her MFA in Fiction at Lesley University. Katie is a Pushcart Prize nominee whose work has appeared in The Iowa Review, The Mississippi Review, and Argestes, among others, and her novel 99 Days has been optioned for television by MTV. She lives in Boston with her husband and rescue dog. Learn more at katiecotugno.com

Schedule

Friday, October 19

1:00-1:45am • Panel Discussion – The Instruments of Writing Believable Characters

Location: DSU Room 3023-25

Life imitates art. Or is it the other way around? We’re not sure how these authors feel about Oscar Wilde quotes, but we know their characters all like music. Listen as they discuss the tools they use to write relatable characters you’d want to share a playlist with in real life.

Along with these authors:
Sarah Nicole Smetana
Brandy Colbert
Ashley Woodfolk
Alison Ashley Formento
Nic Stone

6:00-6:45am • Panel Discussion – Forging Fierce Females

Location: 643 Sports Bar (360 E 8th Ave)

Bring your bestie and make a mental reservation to join these wonderful authors to talk books over dinner. All of these authors write fierce female characters that aren’t afraid to stand up for themselves and their friends. (The taproom will be reserved, but no drinks unless you’re 21 or older!)

Along with these authors:
Amy Spalding
Sarah Nicole Smetana
Courtney Stevens
NoNieqa Ramos
Dana Mele
Moderated by Kate Hart