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“A surprisingly uplifting story, full of hope and dry humor, with an underlying, noncloying message about the decency of strangers.”The New York Times Book Review
 
“A harrowing yet ultimately optimistic story about the sole survivor of a plane crash.”O: The Oprah Magazine
 
“A haunting novel that’s a masterful study in suspense, grief and survival . . . Napolitano’s fearless examination of what took place models a way forward for all of us. She takes care not to sensationalize, presenting even the most harrowing scenes in graceful, understated prose, and gives us a powerful book about living a meaningful life during the most difficult of times.”The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)
 
“Transportative . . . Make sure you have tissues handy when you read Ann Napolitano’s Dear Edward, a sure-footed tearjerker.”—NPR
 
“Exquisite . . . an insightful and moving testament to the indomitability of the human spirit.”People

“Ann Napolitano’s new novel is the best book about a young person I’ve read since Emma Donoghue’s Room, and if there’s any justice in the world, it’s going to be a phenomenon: outstanding storytelling, great writing, absolutely The Real Deal.”—John Boyne, bestselling author of The Heart’s Invisible Furies

Dear Edward isn’t just a beautiful novel, clear-eyed and compassionate even as it pulls us into difficult terrain. It’s an examination of what makes us human, how we survive in this mysterious world, how we take care of each other. It’s the kind of book that forces you to trust that the author, who will break your heart, will also lead you toward something wondrous, something profound. After this brilliant novel, I will follow Ann Napolitano to the ends of the earth.”—Kevin Wilson, author of Nothing to See Here

“This is a stunning novel of courage and connection in the face of unimaginable loss. It’s beautifully written, with characters so intensely alive you will hold your breath as they break your heart—an extraordinary read.”—Helen Simonson, author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

“From its breathtaking premise—a boy is the sole survivor of an airplane crash—to its absolutely rhapsodic finish, Dear Edward is about the persistence of hope, the depth of love, and the unexpected, radiant moments that make up our lives. If I loved this stunning novel any more, I’d have to marry it.”—Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You and Cruel Beautiful World

“I loved Dear Edward so, so much. It made me laugh and weep. So many times I had to stop after reading a paragraph to acknowledge the beauty of Ann Napolitano’s writing. In Edward, his friend Shay, and the passengers on the airplane, Napolitano offers unforgettable characters, people you know you will miss after you’ve turned the book’s last page. Magnificent!”—Lily King, author of Euphoria

“Contains real bite [and] authenticity . . . Edward’s path to finding purpose and connection is realized with an affecting, quiet empathy.”Entertainment Weekly
 
“A delicate story of one boy’s physical and psychological recovery . . . Napolitano captures the subtle shades of Edward’s spirit like the earliest intimations of dawn. . . . Persistently lovely . . . one of the most touching stories you’re likely to read in the new year.”The Washington Post

“Stunning . . . In this life-affirming tale, the downright unbearable blossoms into a testament to the power of love and grace.”Vogue

Napolitano weaves Edward’s devastating post-crash experience with heart-pounding chapters set during the final hours and minutes of the flight. Though there’s so much tragedy and loss in this novel, there is also a lot of hope.”Real Simple, “The Best Books of 2020 (So Far)”

“A poignant novel about grief and hope.”Marie Claire

“This haunting story of how one young man copes with the unthinkable cards life has dealt him is heartbreaking, insightful, and altogether unforgettable.”Town & Country

“A twelve-year-old boy is the sole survivor of a Los Angeles–bound plane crash. If this premise doesn't hook you, the prose will. And the flight is filled with a Lost-esque cast of characters that make the fatal crash even more devastating.”TheSkimm

Amazon.com Review

An Amazon Best Book of January 2020: There are some books whose descriptions defy their own power. Dear Edward, at least from my point of view, is one such novel. The premise is stark: the aftermath of a plane crash that killed 191 souls on board except a young boy named Edward. And the structure is somewhat expected: it shifts in time between after the crash and the cross-country flight that ended in devastation. But to view Dear Edward by its plot points and form only hints at the emotions one might experience while reading. So let me tell you this, Anne Napolitano’s novel made me breathe deep with heartbreak and made me cry, I mean cry-in-public, cry. But, it also made me laugh out loud and marvel at the resiliency of the human heart and the power that one person’s friendship can have on another – no matter the age. This is a novel that is more than the sum of its parts that despite the necessity of tissues, is a joy to read. —Al Woodworth, Amazon Book Review

Product details

  • File Size: 1404 KB
  • Print Length: 336 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 198485478X
  • Publisher: The Dial Press (January 6, 2020)
  • Publication Date: January 6, 2020
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B07QNGTXNV
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #759 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Emotionally challenging and deeply moving. Fantastic read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A good book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great read, highly recommend
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5.0 out of 5 stars a story that will take you on a journey of healing
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5.0 out of 5 stars A heart-breaking novel
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5.0 out of 5 stars Cant put it down
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5.0 out of 5 stars Haven’t read anything this good in a long time
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5.0 out of 5 stars Won’t be able to put down
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
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5.0 out of 5 stars This will be one of my 'books of the year'
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4.0 out of 5 stars sole survivor of a disaster
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3.0 out of 5 stars One to read yourself
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