Books Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi Hardcover, 400 pages, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, List Price: $17.99 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleEmergency ContactAuthorMary H. K. Choi Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary A chance encounter leads Penny and Sam to become each other's emergency contacts and they soon find themselves falling in love digitally, without the humiliating weirdness of having to see each other. Genres: Nonfiction Also by Mary H. K. Choi Permanent Record Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Emergency Contact NPR Books NPR's Book Concierge: Our Guide To 2018's Great Reads November 27, 2018 The Book Concierge is back! Explore more than 300 standout titles picked by NPR staff and critics. Author Interviews In 'Emergency Contact,' Finding A Safe Space In Texts April 29, 2018 Mary H.K. Choi's new novel follows Sam and Penny, both awkward and deeply damaged people, who forge a connection first through text messages and then in real life. In 'Emergency Contact,' Finding A Safe Space In Texts Listen · 7:18 7:18 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/606382240/606859364" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews Stumbling (And Texting) Toward Love In 'Emergency Contact' March 29, 2018 Mary H.K. Choi's new novel follows Penny and Sam, both so loaded down with emotional baggage that at first, all they can do is swap numbers and agree to be each other's emergency contacts.