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The Light We Lost by [Santopolo, Jill]
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Editorial Reviews


“It’s the epic love story of 2017 and the ending is one you’ll be feeling for months to come.”—Redbook

"An irresistible tale of love and second chances."—People 

“Extraordinary.”—Emily Giffin

“This moving story is a perfect understanding of the sacrifices we make for love and for our dreams.”—Real Simple

“Your new tearjerker has arrived: Fans of Me Before You and One Day will love/weep over this elegant novel.”—New York Post

“This read is One Day meets Me Before You meets your weekender bag.”—The Skimm 

“Have your tissues ready...This book will sink its hooks into your heart on page one, and leave you scarred long after you're done.”—Bustle

“Enchanted and compelled me.”—Delia Ephron, author of Siracusa

“A wonderful and heartbreaking book....The kind of heartbreak that’s in The Way We Were, that you really love to cry over.”—NBC New York's Weekend Today

“Heart-wrenching yet beautiful.”—US Weekly

“A beautiful and devastating story that will captivate readers.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Comparisons will be made to David Nicholls’ One Day, but there is something more romantic here—yet also more grounded—that will draw readers in.”—Booklist
“Gorgeously written and absolutely unforgettable, Santopolo’s novel has a beating heart all its own.”—Caroline Leavitt, author of Pictures of You

“Santopolo vividly illuminates how our personal lives and loves are changed by the common—and uncommon—events of our troubled world.”—Nancy Thayer, author of The Island House

“The perfect beach read: an engrossing, romantic, and surprisingly sexy story about the power of first love.”—Domino

“Santopolo nailed the thrill and devastation that love can cause...This book made me feel everything!”—Renée Carlino, author of Before We Were Strangers

“Evocative, raw and at times breathlessly heartbreaking...Santopolo leaves us wondering about serendipity and the existence of that one, true love.”—Karma Brown, author of Come Away with Me

“A beautiful, moving meditation on the choices we make in pursuit of love and a meaningful life, and the consequences that shape our futures.”—Bethany Chase, author of The One That Got Away

“Filled with light and hope, this is the romance we're all looking for.”—Brenda Bowen, author of Enchanted August

“I predict a global tissue shortage.”—Sarah Morgan, author of Miracle on 5th Avenue

“A remarkable love story that enthralled me, surprised me, and ultimately, moved me.”—Thomas Christopher Greene, author of If I Forget You

“Gracefully and tragically charts the course not only of a genuine and deep love, but also that of our country and of our collective identities. It is memorable and haunting, because it is authentic and so close to home.”—Nick Schifrin, PBS NewsHour Special Correspondent, NPR Correspondent

About the Author

Jill Santopolo received a BA in English literature from Columbia University and an MFA in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She's the author of three successful children’s and young-adult series and works as the editorial director of Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers group, where she's edited books by Mayim Bialik, Chelsea Clinton, Amy Ephron, and Lisa Graff, among others. An adjunct professor in The New School’s MFA program, Jill travels the world to speak about writing and storytelling. She lives in New York City.

Product details

  • File Size: 1346 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons (May 9, 2017)
  • Publication Date: May 9, 2017
  • Sold by: Penguin Group (USA) LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01N3L1028
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #864 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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