Anna Gracia with Kristen Alicia - The Breakup Vacation (Ferry Building Store)

Anna Gracia
In conversation with Kristen Alicia

The Breakup Vacation

In-Person Event • Book Passage (SF Ferry Building)

Sat., March 9th, 2024 • 3:00pm PT

This event will be hosted in-person at Book Passage's SF Ferry Building Store. Please contact with questions regarding events.

It’s the summer before senior year of college, and Grace is about to make the worst decision of her life in this “sexy, sun-drenched cocktail of chaotic good fun and heartfelt hilarity” (Sarah Kuhn, author of the Heroine Complex series) that captures the messiness of your early twenties, while highlighting the necessity of girlfriends at any—and every—age.

How far would you go to win back an ex?

If Grace is being honest, she knows her choices skate past questionable and probably into destructive. But her heart is broken and the guy who broke it—her ex Josh—keeps hinting at a reunion. So when her best friends, Tiff and Camille, suggest they take a girls trip to help her get over her heartache, Grace doesn’t hesitate to recommend Cancún. She just doesn’t mention that Josh also happens to be there.

But juggling her friends, Josh, and the increasing number of lies she’s telling is a lot harder than she expected. And things only get more complicated when she clicks with a hot local guy, Daniel, who turns out to be half Taiwanese too. As the days unfold, Grace starts to think maybe she’ll get away with it. But will her past decisions and her need for closure come back to ruin the relationships that matter most to her?

“Full of true friendship, deep self-discovery, and all the swoons,” (Courtney Kae, author of In the Event of Love), 
The Breakup Vacation captures the hilarious chaos of being twenty-one, when love is still new, when adulthood feels so close and yet so far away, and when friends are everything.

Anna Gracia was born and raised in Minnesota, where she survived on Dairy Queen Blizzards and the wild tales of Jessica Wakefield. She is the author of the YA novels Misdirection of Fault Lines and Boys I Know, which was both an Indies Introduce and an Indie Next pick, as well as the adult novel The Break-Up Vacation. Her books have been featured in The New York TimesPasteSeventeen, and more. When not writing, you can find her napping or wishing she was napping. See more at

Kristen Alicia has been an attorney, a lifeguard, a real estate agent, and very briefly, a valet, but most importantly, she has always been a storyteller and lover of words. When she’s not helping her two rescue dogs fend off her rambunctious toddler or binge watching Great British Bake Off with her husband, Kristen loves to read all the books, especially kissing ones.

Legally Blonde meets Jasmine Guillory’s The Proposal when a young Black woman leaves her career as a chef and starts law school on the whim of a Magic 8 Ball... in Kristen's debut novel You've Been Served.


Anna Gracia photo courtesy of Anna Gracia.


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