Light of Day (Paperback)

A Novel

By Jamie M. Saul

Harper Perennial, 9780060747534, 352pp.

Publication Date: July 25, 2006

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

List Price: 13.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

Description

“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.



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.



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.”
— Bookreporter.com

“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