How to Make Friends with the Dark (Hardcover)
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From the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces comes a novel about love and loss and learning how to continue when it feels like you're surrounded by darkness that Karen M. McManus, the New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying, calls "rare and powerful."
Here is what happens when your mother dies.
It's the brightest day of summer and it's dark outside. It's dark in your house, dark in your room, and dark in your heart. You feel like the darkness is going to split you apart.
That's how it feels for Tiger. It's always been Tiger and her mother against the world. Then, on a day like any other, Tiger's mother dies. And now it's Tiger, alone.
Here is how you learn to make friends with the dark.
"Stunning and beautifully written."-HelloGiggles
"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, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying and Two Can Keep a Secret
"Breathtaking and heartbreaking, and I loved it with all my heart." --Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe
Praise for Kathleen Glasgow's Girl in Pieces
"Girl, Interrupted meets Speak." --Refinery29.com
"One of the most affecting novels we have read." --Goop.com
"A haunting, beautiful, and necessary book that will stay with you long after you've read the last page." --Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star
About the Author
Kathleen Glasgow's first novel was the New York Times bestselling novel Girl in Pieces. How to Make Friends with the Dark is her second novel. She lives and writes in Tucson, Arizona. To learn more about Kathleen and her writing, visit her website, kathleenglasgowbooks.com, or follow @kathglasgow on Twitter and @misskathleenglasgow on Instagram.
“A rare and powerful novel [that] dives deep into the heart of grief and healing with honesty, empathy, and grace.” —Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying
“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, [she] teaches us how to let the light in.” —Julie Buxbaum, New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things
“Breathtaking and heartbreaking, and I loved it with all my heart.” —Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places
“A bold, fearlessly crafted story of loss and love. 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.” —Courtney Summers, New York Times bestselling author of Sadie
“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
“Gripping, powerful, and full of truth.” —Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures
“A visceral, gut-wrenching, and heartbreaking take on the grieving process.” —Tiffany Jackson, author of Monday’s Not Coming
“Magnificent. A beautiful, heartbreaking alleluia to survival.” —Brendan Kiely, New York Times bestselling author of All American Boys
“A book as fierce, tender, and rare as its aptly named heroine, Tiger. 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
“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.” —Alyssa Sheinmel, New York Times bestselling author of A Danger to Herself and Others
“So vulnerable and real….Glasgow’s prose begs and pleads and grasps at the light, like a prayer.” —Lygia Day Peñaflor, author of All of This Is True
“Lyrical, devastating, witty and raw—this is Glasgow at her best.” —Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, author of The Smell of Other People’s Houses
“This story hauls you into its heart to live the pain in all its careening, messy, and miraculous glory. A brilliant, honest, raw look at what it really means to lose someone essential and make grudging peace with what is gained in the exchange.” —Estelle Laure, author of This Raging Light
"Stunning and beautifully written."-HelloGiggles
“A powerful reminder that no amount of depression or isolation is insurmountable for strong, resilient women.” –Forbes
★ "An honest and extremely harrowing read."-BookPage, Starred Review
"Visceral and traumatic, pulsing with ache,...[this is] a gritty, raw account of surviving tragedy one minute at a time."—Kirkus Reviews
"[A] standout....Tiger’s distinctive, haunting voice will be hard to forget."—Booklist