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Light of Day

A Novel

Jamie M. Saul


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Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/27/2012)
Hardcover (5/1/2005)


“An exhilarating emotional roller-coaster ride.”
Washington Post

“Haunting, beautifully-written, and heart-wrenching.”
—Harlan Coben

With his shattering, extraordinarily affecting debut novel, Light of Day, author Jamie M. Saul made a powerful, incontrovertible statement: a major American writer had arrived on the literary scene. The author of The First Warm Evening of the Year, Saul mesmerizes with the unforgettable story of a small-town Midwestern professor struggling to come to terms with a devastating tragedy and the strange and terrible mystery at its core.

Praise For Light of Day: A Novel

“A gripping tour de force that leaves us stunned and breathless”
Orlando Sentinel

“One of the most satisfying and poignant novels readers will come across this year.”
— Anniston Star

“A moving and elegant novel that lingers with the reader long after the last page is turned.”

“Like an arrow to the heart, Jamie Saul’s page-turner novel sears through the psyche to hit bedrock.”
— Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab's Wife and Four Spirits

“From its poignant opening chapter to its breathtaking conclusion, nothing about this writer or book is less than extraordinary.”
— Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times bestselling author of The Breakdown Lane

“A heartfelt examination of one man’s grief with a dark and intriguing mystery pulsating beneath the surface.”
— John Searles, author of Strange But True and Boy Still Missing

“LIGHT OF DAY is a haunting, beautifully-written and heart-wrenching debut.”
— Harlan Coben, New York Times-bestselling author of Just One Look

“Saul’s first novel is a powerful look at memory, family, and unexpected tragedy . . . recommended.”
Library Journal

“A gripping, emotionally charged tale”
Publishers Weekly

“An emotional novel about a man whose future has been altered by an unthinkable tragedy.”
Denver Post

“Quietly affecting…a debut with enormous depth of characterization and sympathy.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Heartbreaking and well-written.”
— Winston-Salem Journal

“An intellectual thriller laced with subtle clues throughout its gracious prose.”
— Chicago Tribune Books

“Exhilarating. . . .One of those debut novels that delivers the goods with style and compassion.”
Washington Post Book World

“A powerful first novel.”
— Indianapolis Star

“Powerful . . . [An] intense first achievement . . .difficult to put down”
— Indianapolis Star

Harper Perennial, 9780060747534, 352pp.

Publication Date: July 25, 2006

About the Author

Jamie M. Saul was born and raised in New York City. He has written for various magazines, including People and Playboy. A two-time guest professor at Yale University, he was the recipient of the Poynter Fellowship. He is the author of the novel Light of Day. He lives in a small town in the Hudson Valley.