THE LIGHT WE LOST has sold more than 160,000 copies across all formats.
PERFECT FOLLOW-UP TO AN EXCITING DEBUT: A New York Times and international bestseller, The Light We Lost hardcover debuted the Skimm Reads partnership with Target, was an iBooks Best of May 2017, and a Belletrist Book Club pick with coverage in Bustle, Real Simple, Us Weekly, and more. The paperback was a Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick, shipping more than 100,000 copies. The response to this story has been authentic and passionate, and in More Than Words Santopolo taps into the same rich world of love, loss, and the choices every woman must make, set once again in New York City.
PAGE-TURNING LOVE STORY: Just as in The Light We Lost, Santopolo delivers a moving and ultimately redemptive story of love and self-discovery that will delight readers of Jojo Moyes, David Nicholls, and Emily Giffin. With a quick pace, smart plot, and emotional ending, this a perfect book for the beach and summer reading promotions, and readers will be looking for the next book from Jill Santopolo.
GLOBAL RESPONSE: The Light We Lost sold into more than thirty foreign territories and has become a bestseller in five, with more publications to come. There is something universal in Santopolo’s storytelling.
SAVVY AND HARDWORKING AUTHOR: Santopolo is the editorial director of Philomel Books at Penguin Young Readers, adjunct professor of writing at The New School, and speaks at conferences worldwide. She has done everything we asked and more to promote The Light We Lost and will do the same for this new novel.
FILM EXCITEMENT: The movie of The Light We Lost is being developed by Southpaw Entertainment, with Santopolo herself adapting the screenplay.
“An outstandingly poignant and honest novel. Jill Santopolo is a true master of matters of the heart. This is a tender and wise story about family, love, and self. I couldn’t put it down.” —Taylor Jenkins Reid
“The perfect combination of romantic and real.”—Leslie Cohen
“Thought-provoking, heartfelt, and, ultimately, life-affirming, More Than Words should move anyone who loves reading Jodi Picoult.” —Andrew Blauner
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