The Light We Lost was included in the list of Pop Fiction Previews for May 2017 in Library Journal. This is what they had to say about it:
Santopolo, Jill. The Light We Lost. Putnam. May 2017. 336p. ISBN 9780735212756. $25; ebk. ISBN 9780735212770. CD/downloadable: Penguin Audio. WOMEN’S
The editorial director of Philomel Books, Santopolo has three children’s/YA series to her name, but here she’s going adult. Lucy and Gabe meet one fateful day as seniors at Columbia University, then meet again a year later and decide it’s meant to be. But photojournalist Gabe is assigned to the Middle East, while Lucy pursues a career in New York, and more than a decade of love, jealousy, and turmoil follow until a key decision must be made. Rights for this novel sold quickly to 25 countries, and the prepublication buzz has been big.
You can read the whole list of Pop Fiction Preview books here, if you’d like (warning: it’s dangerous–reading the descriptions made me want to buy all of them).
It was so lovely to see The Bookseller announce the deal for The Light We Lost in the UK. (HQ, an imprint of HarperCollins, will be publishing it there, releasing it in August 2017, just like Putnam will be doing in the US.)
Here’s the article, if you’d like to click for more info.
Thanks to Google Alerts, I found out that there was an article written about me and The Light We Lost in Dutch! And thanks to Google Translate, I sort of found out what it said. Here’s the article. And here’s the translation:
Prometheus, following an auction acquired the rights to “The Light We Lost,” a novel about love written by the American author Jill Santopolo Book Journal reports.The novel has been sold to eight countries in three weeks, including Germany, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Sweden, Norway and Brazil. Remarkable, this international attention. It is not often that a major title is auctioned everywhere so quickly during the holiday season. The Light We Lost is the story of a love triangle, about a woman who must choose between two lovers: her great childhood sweetheart Gabriel, who left her as a war photographer to travel around the world but with whom she has always maintained a passionate relationship, and her husband Darren, with whom she now has two children. Jill Santopolo, according to her website, has twelve children’s books and two books for teens to her name. With The Light We Lost she focuses for the first time on adults as a target group. Source: Boekblad
There’s something especially exciting about being written about in a language I don’t know…
Just heard from that All That Glitters will be reviewed in the August/September Library Media Connection. I can’t post the whole thing yet, but I can post this part:
“Girls are sure to enjoy the concept of a kid salon and the everyday activities of sisters, family, and school situations. The simple, easy-to-read text flows effortlessly and leads well into the next book of the Sparkle Spa series.”
Thanks to LMC for all those nice words about my book!
I have some exciting news over here! Kirkus just posted a really nice review of All That Glitters (where they talk about Purple Nails And Puppy Tails too!). If you want to read the whole thing, you can click here. This is my favorite quote from the review:
Hello and welcome back to school! I’m incredibly excited this month because The Nina, The Pinta and the Vanishing Treasure got nominated for an award—the 2012 Young Hoosier Book Award, to be exact! Three cheers for all the Young Hoosiers—and their teachers and librarians—in Indiana! Also, if you’re reading this page while in Indiana and want me to come visit your school or library, please email me so we can set something up!