the light we lost

A Pre-Publication Tour

Last week I went on an incredible five-cities-in-five-days pre-publication tour with four folks from Putnam and two other (awesome!) Putnam authors, Bianca Marais and Courtney Maum. We visited San Francisco, Denver, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York City. It was a whirlwind of wonderfulness. Here are some photos of our travels:

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A Swedish Book Cover

Here’s the Swedish cover of The Light We Lost from Albert Bonniers Forlag–except in Sweden the book’s title translates to The World Without You. And the tagline says (so I’m told): On life choices, passion, September 11 and finding the first really big love.

I really love the gorgeous hand-lettered type face my name and the title are in on this one.

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Pop Fiction Previews

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).