Slow Dance

Slow Dance


Coming in 2024 from Rainbow Rowell, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eleanor & Park, a novel of love and true friendship

‘A powerful and poignant tale of first love . . . Rich, real, and emotionally raw, this satisfying contemporary is sure to impress’

Everybody thought Shiloh and Cary would end up together – everybody but Shiloh and Cary.

Slow Dance follows these star-crossed best friends from their inseparable teen years on the wrong side of the tracks to their far-flung adulthoods – through her marriage and motherhood and his time in the Navy – as they try to work out what they’re actually supposed to be to each other.

Told with Rowell’s trademark sensitivity and abundant wit, Slow Dance is a big, beaming power ballad of a novel about a love so true, it refuses to be forgotten.

About the author

Rainbow Rowell

The New York Times once called Rainbow Rowell 'talented enough to be uncategorizable.' She writes novels, comics, short stories . . . She’s a #1 New York Times bestseller several times over, wrote an Indies Choice Book of the Year, and is a three-time Goodreads Choice Award winner. The thread that runs through all Rowell’s work is her sunlit, knife-sharp empathy and unflagging sense of humor. She writes about life – and usually love – in a way that feels painfully, wonderfully real. Visit to learn more.
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