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How to Make Friends with the Dark by [Kathleen Glasgow]

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A rare and powerful novel [that] dives deep into the heart of grief and healing with honesty, empathy, and grace.” —Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying

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, [she] teaches us how to let the light in.” —Julie Buxbaum, New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things
 
Breathtaking and heartbreaking, and I loved it with all my heart.” —Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places
 
A bold, fearlessly crafted story of loss and love. 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.” —Courtney Summers, New York Times bestselling author of Sadie
 
“Glasgow is the rare type of skilled storyteller that knows you have to hurt your characters before putting them back together.
I loved every word of this lyrical and devastating novel.” —Kara Thomas, author of The Cheerleaders
 
Gripping, powerful, and full of truth.” —Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures
 
“A
visceral, gut-wrenching, and heartbreaking take on the grieving process.” —Tiffany Jackson, author of Monday’s Not Coming
 
Magnificent. A beautiful, heartbreaking alleluia to survival.” —Brendan Kiely, New York Times bestselling author of All American Boys
 
“A book as fierce, tender, and rare as its aptly named heroine, Tiger. 
A gorgeously nuanced meditation on grief and family, and the incredible love that can pull you through the darkest of times.” —Meg Leder, author of Letting Go of Gravity
 
Beautifully written and profoundly moving. From page one, Tiger Tolliver grabs your heart with her pain, her courage, her humor—and she doesn’t let go.” —Alyssa SheinmelNew York Times bestselling author of A Danger to Herself and Others
 
So vulnerable and real….Glasgow’s prose begs and pleads and grasps at the light, like a prayer.” —Lygia Day Peñaflor, author of All of This Is True
 
Lyrical, devastating, witty and raw—this is Glasgow at her best.” —Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, author of The Smell of Other People’s Houses
 
“This story hauls you into its heart to live the pain in all its careening, messy, and miraculous glory. A
brilliant, honest, raw look at what it really means to lose someone essential and make grudging peace with what is gained in the exchange.” —Estelle Laure, author of This Raging Light

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Stunning and beautifully written."-HelloGiggles

“A 
powerful reminder that no amount of depression or isolation is insurmountable for strong, resilient women.” –Forbes 

★ "An
honest and extremely harrowing read."-BookPage, Starred Review

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Visceral and traumatic, pulsing with ache,...[this is] a gritty, raw account of surviving tragedy one minute at a time."—Kirkus Reviews

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[A] standout....Tiger’s distinctive, haunting voice will be hard to forget."—Booklist

About the Author

Kathleen Glasgow is the author of the New York Times bestseller Girl in Pieces, which has been published in 21 countries. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she works in an office by day and spins stories by night. Her forthcoming novel You'd Be Home Now will publish in Autumn 2021. You can find her on Twitter @kathglasgow, on Instagram as @misskathleenglasgow or on her website kathleenglasgowbooks.com. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07FLYZ2ZJ
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Delacorte Press (April 9, 2019)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 9, 2019
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 5047 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 424 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1101934778
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
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Kathleen Glasgow is the New York Times bestselling author of GIRL IN PIECES and HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH THE DARK. Visit her at www.kathleenglasgowbooks.com, follow her on Twitter @kathglasgow or check out her adventures on Instagram: misskathleenglasgow.

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Reviewed in the United States on October 4, 2020
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sometimes the only way to survive is to, "Make Friends With the Dark"
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2019
This was a tough read to get through. Not because of bad writing, the writing was well done, but because of my own issues, it hit home pretty deeply and I found myself having to stop to gather myself before I could continue.
I really felt for Tiger as well as the other characters, especially for Thaddeus. You really don't know what people are going through and you can only deal with things the best you know how.
I think sometimes the only way to survive is "Making friends with the dark".
This book doesn't just deal with loss and grief, it also touches on abandonment, abuse, addiction and making some crappy choices. Sometimes the bad things that happen to you in life affect the choices you make. It's realism.
I'm glad the author didn't just have Tiger grieving for a day or two then making everything honkydory after that, because life doesn't work that way and grieving is a long process. The pain never goes away, you learn to live with it. Some days being harder than others. Some days you're okay and other days it can hit you like a ton of bricks. So I'm glad the author gave realism to loss and grief.
There was something that tugged my heart towards the end when there's talk of loved ones visiting in dreams, it made me cry yet gave me a warm feeling because I saw loved ones in my dreams that felt so real and peaceful and it, I don't know how to explain it, it just tugged my heart.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Profoundly powerful
Reviewed in the United States on May 4, 2019
Glasgow’s sophomore novel is as raw and powerful as her searing debut, Girl in Pieces. Tiger’s grief is heart-breaking and so very real. I ached as I read this book. For Tiger. For Glasgow’s gorgeous prose. For all the kids I’ve known in similar situations. Tiger reminds us that there is no one, perfect way to grieve, just as there is no one, perfect way to mother or love or survive. How to Make Friends With The Dark is hard and devastatingly beautiful. Highly recommend!
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Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2019
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5.0 out of 5 stars I grieve almost every day!
Reviewed in the United States on April 10, 2019
This book broke my d@mn heart! The End!

Mel 🖤🐶🐺🐾
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3.0 out of 5 stars Very sad
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 29, 2020
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 9, 2021
Exactly as the picture its the real thing loving the book great story worth the read. Great quality book got here pretty fast too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book
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