Amy & Roger's Epic Detour

An ALA Top Ten Best Book for Young Readers

Shortlisted for the Waterstone's Book Prize

A Publisher's Weekly "Flying Start" book

"This is an incredible book—heartbreakingly funny and utterly un-put-down-able."

— Lauren Myracle, NYT Bestselling author of ttyl
and Thirteen

Amy & Roger's
Epic Detour

Amy Curry is not looking forward to her summer. Her mother decided to move across the country and now it's Amy's responsibility to get their car from California to Connecticut. But since her father died in a car accident, she isn't ready to get behind the wheel. Enter Roger. An old family friend, he also has to make the cross-country trip. . .and has plenty of baggage of his own. But as they drive, Amy finds that the people you least expected may turn out to be the ones you need the most—and that sometimes you have to get lost in order to find your way home.

"One of the most touching, irresistible, and feel-good road trips I've been on in a long, long while. Amy & Roger is a book to love."

— Deb Caletti, National Book Award Finalist

"A near-perfect summer read that should leave readers with a thirst for travel and romance."

— Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

"This entertaining and thoughtful summertime road trip serves up slices of America with a big scoop of romance on the side."

— Kirkus Reviews

"A classic literary road trip is what Matson delivers in high style…if all road trips were like this, nobody'd ever stay home."


"An emotionally rewarding road novel."

— School Library Journal

Second Chance Summer

What would you do if you got a second chance? A powerful novel about family, love, loss, and cupcakes.

News & Appearances

Jenny Han & Morgan Matson, 

In conversation with Entertainment Weekly's Breia Brissey

Sunday, May 4th

4-6 PM

Books of Wonder

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The fabulous Jenny Han and I are hitting the road this spring!


Book Passage

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Corte Madera, CA 94925

6 PM


Barnes & Noble

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7 PM


Powell's Books

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Beaverton, OR

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MAY 9th

The King’s English -


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MAY 10th

Changing Hands

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MAY 11th

Once Upon a Time

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JUNE 3rd

Mysterious Galaxy

with Jessi Kirby, Leila Howland, and Joanna Philbin

7:30 PM

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