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Away We Go
by Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida

"Comedy Heaven. John Krasinki and Maya Rudolph work off each other like expert musicians who have been playing together for years. They show us how they mesh—he buoys her, she grounds him. The result is one of the most credible couples ever to grace a movie screen."
--The New York Times

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  • About the Film

    Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida's first original screenplay is now a major motion picture from Focus Features (Atonement; Milk) directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty; Revolutionary Road) and starring John Krasinski (The Office) and Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live).

    About the Book

    Longtime couple Verona (Maya Rudolph) and Burt (John Krasinski) are expecting a baby, and the impending child's only living grandparents are moving to—where else—Belgium. So Burt and Verona head out on the road, across America, looking for the right place to call home. Along the way they encounter a succession of strange and hilarious friends and relatives (played by a cast that includes Jeff Daniels, Catherine O'Hara, Maggie Gyllenhall, Josh Hamilton, Allison Janney, and Jim Gaffigan), most of whom have no idea what they're doing. In the end—with and despite the help of those they meet on their journey—Burt and Verona come closer to an understanding of their own definition of home and family.

    About the Authors

    Dave Eggers is the author of six books, including What Is the What and the upcoming nonfiction work Zeitoun. He is the founder and editor of McSweeney's and the co-founder of 826 National, a network of tutoring and writing labs for youth. With Spike Jonze he cowrote the screenplay to Where the Wild Things Are, to be released in fall of 2009.

    Vendela Vida is the author of three books, including the novels And Now You Can Go and Let the Northern Lights Erase Your Name—both of which were New York Times Notable Books of the Year. She is a founding co-editor of The Believer magazine, and the editor of The Believer Book of Writers Talking to Writers. Her new novel, The Lovers, will be published in 2010.

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