"When I got accepted into the Master’s program at the University of Damascus, it felt like the whole world was in my hands. For the last three weeks before the exam, I studied for 20 hours every day. My eyes got so tired and swollen that I could not see the letters anymore. So when I heard that I passed, I felt that nothing was impossible. All my friends and family were surrounding me and kissing me."
"How did you celebrate?"
"Well, we were poor. So I bought a Pepsi to share with my friends."
Ken Wright at Viking has bought a new novel by Sarah Dessen, her 12th, called Saint Anything; Regina Hayes will edit. The story is about a girl named Sydney who finds solace in a new love interest while dealing with the fallout from her older brother’s incarceration. Dessen said the novel touches on some of her favorite themes: “the joy and complications of family, first love, and how one friend can sometimes change everything.” It’s scheduled for release in 2015; Leigh Feldman of Writers House negotiated the deal for world rights. According to Viking, there are nine million copies of Dessen’s books in print.
I am SO excited to share this book with you guys. So excited!!