Looking for a Sign: A Novel (Paperback)

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Looking for a Sign is an absolute dreamboat of a book! I was hooked by the unique premise — the main character goes on a date with one person from each astrological sign before her 29th birthday. With a large cast of mostly queer characters, the main characters felt fully fleshed out and many were people I'd want to hang out with, while the side characters still made an impact and stood out on their own. I LOVED all of the astrology elements in the story, but you definitely don't need to be an astrology girlie to enjoy this romance. Susie Dumond's writing in her second novel is confident, fun, and will definitely draw the reader in. I will be recommending this sapphic romance to everyone looking for a lighthearted read!

— Christine

Looking For A Sign is the book for all my astrology and non astrology girlies! Such a fun book with the most outrageous first "astrology dates" , LOL friendship moments and just the RIGHT amount of swoon worthy spice.

— Chardai


“A sweet and spicy story about found family, taking chances on love, and getting through your Saturn return.”—Elissa Sussman, bestselling author of Funny You Should Ask

A newly single queer woman moves to New Orleans and sets off on a mission to find her most compatible match by going on a date with someone of each astrological sign in this rom-com from the Lambda Literary Award–nominated author of Queerly Beloved.

Reeling from a breakup with her long-term partner, Gray—an optimistic lesbian Aries—relocates to New Orleans for a new job. Gray wants to meet someone, settle down, and build the loving, accepting family she’s always wanted, but having been out of the dating scene for a decade, she has no idea where to start. After visiting an iconic astrologer, Gray and her best friend, Cherry, draw up a dramatic scheme: Gray will go on a date with someone of each zodiac sign to test their compatibility and get a jump start on creating the queer family of her dreams—all before her twenty-ninth birthday, when Saturn will usher in a major turning point in her life.

Gray’s got her hands full getting to know her new city, proving herself at her new job, wooing twelve new paramours—cue bathroom hookups, ghosts, getting ghosted, incredible macchiatos, and celesbians—and making some surprising discoveries about her needs and desires. Even when the dating challenge throws a few curveballs that make Gray question what she believes that she’s destined for, she’s determined to finish what she’s started while the planets are still on her side.

About the Author

Susie Dumond is a queer writer originally from Little Rock, Arkansas. She is the author of Queerly Beloved and Looking for a Sign, and is a senior contributor at Book Riot. Susie lives in Washington, D.C., with her wife, Mary; her dog, Waffles; and her cat, Maple. When she’s not writing or reading, you can find her baking cupcakes or belting karaoke at the nearest gay bar.

Praise For…

Looking For a Sign is the queer, New Orleans-based astrological romance you didn't know you needed in your life. . . . A sweet and spicy story about found family, taking chances on love, and getting through your Saturn return . . . There’s something for every sign in this delightful sophomore novel by Susie Dumond.”—Elissa Sussman, bestselling author of Funny You Should Ask
Looking for a Sign is a story of destiny and choices, and how our own journey in love and life often lies somewhere between the two. Romantic and tender, this book left me starry eyed.”—Ashley Herring Blake, author of Delilah Green Doesn’t Care
Looking for a Sign is perfect for anyone who’s ever had to brave the queer dating scene—and is ready to laugh about it. You will fall in love with Gray as she journeys through the highs and lows of searching for The One against the beautiful backdrop of New Orleans. Even if you don’t believe in astrology, this book will make you believe in love.”—TJ Alexander, author of Chef’s Kiss and Chef’s Choice

“[In her] triumphant sophomore outing . . . Dumond makes this premise sing and the unusual structure keeps the true love interest an exciting mystery as readers will catalogue Gray’s dates with anticipation. . . . Blending humor, tenderness, and a deep knowledge of astrology, this joyful queer romp will tickle anyone who believes that love is written in the stars.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593596272
ISBN-10: 0593596277
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
Publication Date: June 11th, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English