The Light We Lost (Paperback)
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The New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick "This love story between Lucy & Gabe spans decades and continents as two star-crossed lovers try to return to each other...Will they ever meet again? This book kept me up at night, turning the pages to find out, and the ending did not disappoint."--Reese Witherspoon "One Day meets Me Before You meets your weekender bag."--The Skimm "Extraordinary."--Emily Giffin He was the first person to inspire her, to move her, to truly understand her. Was he meant to be the last? Lucy is faced with a life-altering choice. But before she can make her decision, she must start her story--their story--at the very beginning. Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter. When they meet again a year later, it seems fated--perhaps they'll find life's meaning in each other. But then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East and Lucy pursues a career in New York. What follows is a thirteen-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love. Was it fate that brought them together? Is it choice that has kept them away? Their journey takes Lucy and Gabe continents apart, but never out of each other's hearts. This devastatingly romantic debut novel about the enduring power of first love, with a shocking, unforgettable ending, is Love Story for a new generation.
"It's the epic love story of 2017."--Redbook
About the Author
Jill Santopolo was, herself, a student at Columbia University on September 11, 2001. Since then she has received an MFA in fiction writing and made a name for herself in the world of children's and young adult literature. Her two Alec Flint mysteries, published by Scholastic, have sold more than 100,000 copies, her Sparkle Spa series, published by Simon & Schuster, was extended from a four-book to a ten-book series, and her Follow Your Heart books, a duet of choose-your-own-romance novels were highly praised. Jill is also the Editorial Director of Philomel Books and an adjunct professor in The New School's MFA program and has traveled across the U.S.--and to Canada and Europe--to speak about writing and storytelling.