My book was on TV! Thank you to Bill Goldstein on NBC New York for the kind words about The Light We Lost (My favorite part was the comparison to the movie The Way We Were.) You can watch the video here: http://www.nbcnewyork.com/…/Bill_s-Books_-Summer-Books_New-…
When I was in London, I got to visit the Magic Radio studios and talk with Harriet Scott about The Light We Lost for her Book Club podcast. The episode is now up! Here’s the link, if anyone is interested in giving it a listen: https://itunes.apple.com/…/p…/5-jill-santopolo/id1213782541…
I was so floored when I read Bustle‘s review of The Light We Lost 15 Beach Reads To Enjoy During Memorial Day Weekend in their list of . They said: “If you prefer love over murder, then Jill Santopolo’s stunning debut is the perfect beach read for your Memorial Day weekend. A heartbreaking contemporary romance about two people who meet on 9/11 and whose lives are forever defined by that day, The Light We Lost is a tragic tale of love, loss, and life that will haunt you long after you’ve read the unshakable ending. Be sure to throw tissues, and maybe a few cute pictures of puppies, in your beach bag with this one, because The Light We Lost will leave you shaken to your core.”
When I read this review of The Light We Lost from Hello Magazine in the U.K. totally made my morning over here in NYC.
The Light We Lost was reviewed in The Sun in the U.K., and the reviewer had this to say about it: “This is surely the next great romantic epic… It is a novel that lives with you long after the final page. A book for a generation and a future classic.” Reading that line made me kind of speechless. Here’s the whole review:
At the launch party for The Light We Lost there was an audiobook raffle to raise money for Tuesday’s Children, a charity that one of my characters talks about in the novel–and one that was founded in the wake of September 11 to help care for communities impacted by terrorism or traumatic loss. I was so happy to get to send a donation over to them,
On May 22, The Light We Lost was released in Italian, with the title Il Giorno Che Aspettiamo (The Day We’re Waiting For). I was in Milan for its publication and just loved everyone I met who worked at Casa Editrice Nord, who published the Italian edition. Here’s a photo shoot I did of the book (I love the bridge and flowers on the jacket):
I’m so, so happy that I get to work with the folks at Putnam on another book! Here is the announcement: