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going bicoastal
(Wednesday Books/orangesky audio)
coming june 13, 2023 in hardcover, ebook, and audio

A book cover is divided into two vertically, with the title Going Bicoastal across the top. A teen brunette stands in the middle. On her right, the New York City skyline rises in the background behind a redheaded punk girl perched on a ledge. On her left, with beachy LA in the background, a dark-haired boy leans against a taco truck called Bros Over Tacos.

A queer Sliding Doors rom-com in which a girl must choose between summer in NYC with her dad (and the girl she's always wanted) or LA with her estranged mom (and the guy she never saw coming).

Natalya Fox has twenty-four hours to make the biggest choice of her life: stay home in NYC for the summer with her dad (and finally screw up the courage to talk to the girl she's been crushing on), or spend it with her basically estranged mom in LA, knowing this is the best chance she has to fix their relationship. (If she even wants to.) (Does she want to?)

How's a girl supposed to choose?

She can't, and so both summers play out in alternating timelines - one in which Natalya explores the city, tries to repair things with her mom, works on figuring out her future, and goes for the girl she's always wanted. And one in which Natalya explores the city, tries to repair things with her mom, works on figuring out her future, and goes for the guy she never saw coming.

In Dahlia Adler’s Going Bicoastal, there’s more than one path to happily ever after.

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Original publication date: June 13, 2023

Cover art: Petra Braun

Cover design: Kerri Resnick

Goodreads, "48 Deeply Romantic New Young Adult Books" and "The Most Anticipated Young Adult Books of June"

Paste Magazine, "The Most Anticipated YA Books of 2023"

PopSugar, "Best New Books of 2023 So Far" and "Young-Adult Books to Add to Your Reading List in June"

Book Riot, "Spring 2023 Books You'll Want to TBR ASAP

The Nerd Daily, "Must-Have 2023 Queer Book Releases"

SheReads, "Best YA Romances of Summer 2023"

Girls’ Life, "The 2023 rom-coms you need to add to your TBR list"

EveryQueer, "20 LGBT+ Young Adult Books to Look Forward to in the New Year"

"Adler manages to make a tricky, high-concept premise look easy, grounding the stories in character and culture." —Booklist (starred review)

"Adler’s enticing prose teems with a vibrancy born of intimately realized bicoastal settings and titillating romantic possibility." —Publishers Weekly

"A sweet and joyful romance times two." —Kirkus Reviews

"Not only is Adler a vital supporter of queer literature, but she is also a gifted writer of utterly delightful queer romcoms."—Electric Lit, "The Most Anticipated LGBTQ+ Books for Summer 2023"

"This is what it looks like when a brilliant high concept is executed to perfection. It’s got all the Dahlia Adler trademarks―romance, wry humor, specificity, and genuine emotional depth." - Becky Albertalli, New York Times-bestselling author of Kate in Waiting and Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda

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