From today's Times:
Hyperion said it would publish the first adult novels by Cecily von Ziegesar, the author of the best-selling “Gossip Girl” series of books for young adults. The first of the two books, “Cum Laude,” due out in 2009, tells the story of a group of characters who meet freshman year at a small college in Maine. “Gossip Girl,” a television adaptation of the series, is a popular program on the CW network that tells stories about wealthy young New Yorkers.
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