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Friday, April 28, 2006

Publisher Withdraws Novel

Little, Brown is withdrawing copies of Kaavya Viswanathan's book How Opal Mehta Got Kissed, Got Wild and Got a Life from sale. The author has admitted reading author Megan McCafferty's novels several times and has explained how she wrote her own novel. Her publisher indicated it will not sue her for breach of contract, but said nothing about the additional book she was signed to write. Dreamworks had acquired film rights for HOMGKGWGAL. Perhaps it should approach McCafferty instead? Her new novel, Charmed Thirds, will hit one of the NYT Fiction Best Seller lists at number 30 on May 7th.

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