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How to Make Friends with the Dark (Paperback)Kathleen Glasgow (author)
The acclaimed author of Girl in Pieces and You'd Be Home Now delivers a characteristically sensitive and compassionate dissection of grief and isolation as Tiger learns to cope after the death of her mother.
From the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces.
I thought I was done with death, at least a little bit, but death wasn't done with me.
It's always been Tiger and her mother against the world. Then, on a day like any other, Tiger's mother dies. Now it's Tiger, alone. And she must learn to make friends with the dark.
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 30 mm
'Breathtaking and heartbreaking, and I loved it with all my heart.' - Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe
'A rare and powerful novel, How to Make Friends with the Dark dives deep into the heart of grief and healing with honesty, empathy, and grace.' - Karen M. McManus, author of One of Us is Lying
'Magnificent. A beautiful, heartbreaking alleluia to survival.' - Brendan Kiely, author of All American Boys
'Lyrical and emotionally complex.' - Irish Times
'How to Make Friends with the Dark is a bold, fearlessly crafted story of loss and love. Kathleen Glasgow's prose commands the page with its trademark beauty and grace and Tiger Tolliver is a character readers will root for every step of the way - and won't soon forget.' - Courtney Summers, author of Sadie
'Lyrical, devastating, witty and raw - this is Kathleen Glasgow at her best. Her fans will not be disappointed to fall in love with Tiger Tolliver, no matter how much she breaks their hearts.' - Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, author of The Smell of Other People's Houses
'Tiger Tolliver is so vulnerable and real, you'll want to turn your porch light on and have the spare room ready for her. In How to Make Friends with the Dark, Kathleen Glasgow's prose begs and pleads and grasps at the light, like a prayer.' - Lygia Day Penaflor, author of All of This is True
'In this raw, powerful and heartbreaking meditation on loss and grief, Glasgow writes with unflinching beauty. We meet Tiger Tolliver at her most broken - at her darkest moment - and yet, somehow, How to Make Friends with the Dark teaches us how to let the light in.' - Julie Buxbaum, author of The Opposite of Love
'Beautifully written and profoundly moving. From page one, Tiger Tolliver grabs your heart with her pain, her courage, her humor - and she doesn't let go. Tiger, Cake, and Thaddeus (and Mae-Lynn, and Shayna, and Lupe, and LaLa, and Sarah, and Leonard, and June... all of Glasgow's deeply wrought characters) will stay with me for a long time to come.' - Alyssa Sheinmel, author of A Danger to Herself and Others
'This had me gripped from the very first page. Tiger is such a beautiful character, I just wanted to sweep her up in a massive hug! The themes of grief, anger and isolation are tackled so sensitivity and the characters feel so real that you end up hurting for them.' - Eve Ainsworth, author of Seven Days
'A book as fierce, tender, and rare as its aptly named heroine, Tiger. How to Make Friends with the Dark is a gorgeously nuanced meditation on grief and family, and the incredible love that can pull you through the darkest of times.' - Meg Leder, author of Letting Go of Gravity
'Kathleen Glasgow is the rare type of skilled storyteller that knows you have to hurt your characters before putting them back together. I loved every word of this lyrical and devastating novel.' - Kara Thomas, author of The Cheerleaders
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This was an incredible, astonishingly powerful novel. I'd never read anything by Kathleen Glasgow before, but this is so beautifully written that as soon as I finished this I rushed to order her first book.
“A slow novel on grief”
I fell in love with Kathleen Glasgow’s writing in her debut novel, Girl in Pieces, when I read it a few years ago. It was raw, heart-breaking and real and it was probably one of the best novels I’d read that dealt... More
“Beautiful and full of complex emotions”
How to make friends with the dark is a beautiful complex story full of emotion, sadness and fear, grief in this book makes anyone feel an emotional bond to the pages and her view on her life shows new ways to think... More
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