We’re OBSESSED with Deb Caletti and her wonderful novels. Her latest book A Heart in a Body in the World comes out on September 18th, and we can’t wait for you to read it! The novel follows Annabelle as she runs from Seattle to Washington, DC, through mountain passes and suburban landscapes, from long lonely roads to college towns. No matter how hard she tries, she can’t outrun the tragedy from the past year, or the person—The Taker—that haunts her. She’s followed by her Grandpa Ed in his RV and backed by her brother and two friends (her self-appointed publicity team). Annabelle becomes a reluctant activist as people connect her journey to the trauma from her past.
While we impatiently wait for the release of A Heart in a Body in the World, we wanted to share fan favorite Deb Caletti quotes!
“It was one of those times you feel a sense of loss, even though you didn’t have something in the first place. I guess that’s what disappointment is- a sense of loss for something you never had.” – The Nature of Jade
“The loneliness you feel with another person, the wrong person, is the loneliest of all.” – The Fortunes of Indigo Skye
“It made me wonder how many times we forgive just because we don’t want to lose someone, even if they don’t deserve our forgiveness.” – Honey, Baby, Sweetheart
“Rejection, though–it could make the loss of someone you weren’t even that crazy about feel gut-wrenching and world ending.” – The Secret Life of Prince Charming
“I shouldn’t have to be a liar to make someone love me. I shouldn’t be so afraid of losing someone that I’ll do anything to make them stay.” – The Six Rules of Maybe
“This is what I know. Don’t settle for 40, 50, or even 80 percent. A relationship-it shouldn’t be too small or too tight or even a little scratchy. It shouldn’t take up space in your closet out of guilty conscience or convenience or a moment of desire. Do you hear me? It should be perfect for you. It should be lasting. Wait. wait for 100 percent.” – The Secret Life of Prince Charming
“We are all a volume on a shelf of a library, a story unto ourselves, never possibly described with one word or even very accurately with thousands.” – Honey, Baby, Sweetheart
“Sometimes that’s all you need…, to know it’s not broken. To know you’re still whole and that you’ll heal.” – Stay
“It can be exhausting eating a meal cooked by a man. With a woman, it’s Ho hum, pass the beans. A guy, you have to act like he just built the Taj Mahal.” – The Queen of Everything
“I would have spoken, had my heart not been in my throat” – The Six Rules of Maybe
“The scariest part of forever is that nothing is.” – The Story of Us
“You can sit there and cross your arms and refuse it, but underneath you, things are still spinning away.” – Wild Roses
“They never told you that stranger might be someone you knew.” – Stay