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Lucky Caller

Lucky Caller

Emma Mills

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With the warmth, wit, intimate friendships, and heart-melting romance she brings to all her books, Emma Mills crafts a story about believing in yourself, owning your mistakes, and trusting in human connection in Lucky Caller.

When Nina decides to take a radio broadcasting class her senior year, she expects it to be a walk in the park. Instead, it’s a complete disaster.

The members of Nina's haphazardly formed radio team have approximately nothing in common. And to maximize the awkwardness her group includes Jamie, a childhood friend she'd hoped to basically avoid for the rest of her life.

The show is a mess, internet rumors threaten to bring the wrath of two fandoms down on their heads, and to top it all off Nina's family is on the brink of some major upheaval.

Everything feels like it's spiraling out of control—but maybe control is overrated?


IT WAS CHRISTMAS, AND DAN was in the middle of proposing to my mom when there was a knock at the door.

All five of us looked that way—me, Mom, Dan, my sisters Rose and Sidney, all of our heads swiveled en masse...

Praise for Lucky Caller

"Mills truly excels at creating vivid characters that will tear at readers' heartstrings . . . . A stunning read filled with wit and wisdom." —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"A well-crafted, bittersweet comedy of errors filled with realistically flawed characters and taut, witty dialogue." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

"A terrifically appealing venture through the fraught task of connecting with other people." —Booklist

"A charming romance with nuanced supporting characters and exceptionally good dialogue." —School Library Journal

Famous in a Small Town:

"Rife with witticism, like a finely honed sitcom, and brimming with heart." —Kirkus Reviews

Foolish Hearts:

"Mills evokes the high stakes and vast rewards of trust, intimacy, and honesty." —Publishers Weekly, starred review

This Adventure Ends:

"Immensely enjoyable." —Booklist

First & Then:

“A fresh, smart, inventive, and altogether impressive debut.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review


Emma Mills

Emma Mills is the author of First & Then, This Adventure Ends, Foolish Hearts, and Famous in a Small Town. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri, and has recently completed a PhD in cell biology.

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