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The New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick

"This love story between Lucy & Gabe spans decades and continents as two star-crossed lovers try to return to each other...Will they ever meet again? This book kept me up at night, turning the pages to find out, and the ending did not disappoint."-Reese Witherspoon

"One Day meets Me Before You meets your weekender bag."-The Skimm

"Extraordinary."-Emily Giffin

He was the first person to inspire her, to move her, to truly understand her. Was he meant to be the last?

Lucy is faced with a life-altering choice. But before she can make her decision, she must start her story-their story-at the very beginning.

Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter. When they meet again a year later, it seems fated--perhaps they'll find life's meaning in each other. But then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East and Lucy pursues a career in New York. What follows is a thirteen-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love. Was it fate that brought them together? Is it choice that has kept them away? Their journey takes Lucy and Gabe continents apart, but never out of each other's hearts.

This devastatingly romantic debut novel about the enduring power of first love, with a shocking, unforgettable ending, is Love Story for a new generation.

"It's the epic love story of 2017."-Redbook

Details

Subject: Adult, Pub. Date: 2017-05-09, Book Id: 8, ISBN: 978-0735212763, Print Size: 5.2 x 0.9 x 8 inches, Print Length: 368, Category: Romance

Jill Santopolo

Jill Santopolo is the author of the nationally and internationally bestselling novel The Light We Lost, which has been translated into more than 30 languages, as well as the Alec Flint Mysteries, the Sparkle Spa series, and the Follow Your Heart books. She holds a BA in English Literature from Columbia University, an MFA in Writing for Children from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a certificate in Intellectual Property Law from NYU. Jill is also the Editorial Director of Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, where she edits many critically-acclaimed, award-winning, and best-selling bookstore kids and teens. When she's not writing or editing, Jill is a thesis advisor at The New School in their MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults and has been on the faculty of the Columbia Publishing Course. Jill has traveled all over the U.S.--and to Canada and Europe--to speak about writing and storytelling. She lives in New York City.

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Book Trailer for The Light We Lost: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kbRq6i0yI8
Jill's Interview with Emma Roberts and Karah Preiss about The Light We Lost (SPOILERS!): https://www.facebook.com/emmaroberts/videos/vb.288604704496305/1543385439018219/?type=2&theater