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How to Make Friends with the Dark

Written by: Kathleen Glasgow
Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
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Publisher's Summary

From The New York Times best-selling 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 best-selling 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 best-selling 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 best-selling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe)

©2019 Kathleen Glasgow (P)2019 Listening Library

What the critics say

"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, New York Times best-selling author of Tell Me Three Things)

“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, New York Times best-selling author of Sadie)

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  • AB73
  • 2019-07-20

Dark

This book was pretty dark and was not easy to listen to. I don't know if it was the reader or the subject matter, but it was not my type of book at all.

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  • nia
  • 2019-07-04

a must read

so necessary for those who are greiving and for those who aren't . I loved this book so much for its realness in thoughts and emotions

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  • kerrin
  • 2019-07-04

Valuable and thought provoking. But the cussing! Yikes!

Overall, I loved it. Well written and believable of a 16 year old voice. The performance is great! I just wish that the cussing was not so prevalent. Yes, if I lost my parents at 16, cussing would happen. But, the amount in the book is such that I don’t know if I want to share it with my 17 year old granddaughter that lost her Mom. A few, well placed (lol) swear words would have been more powerful, and much less distracting.

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  • jess
  • 2019-05-15

heartbreaking and brilliant

this book pulls you along the whole way. raw and familiar. kathleen glasgow writes with her heart.

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  • Vincent
  • 2019-05-13

powerful

powerful in its story and characters. offers some really good thoughts on death and grieving.tells important untold stories

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-04-18

beautiful as always!

my second book I've listened to by Kathleen Glasgow and it was just as incredible as the first (Girl In Pieces) the narrator was nice to follow and I enjoyed the inflections and tones she used. the story was painfully beautiful and made me think a lot. I highly recommend to all audiences.