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How to Make Friends with the Dark

(2019)
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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)

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"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

"Gripping, powerful, and full of truth—an emotional level many novelists strive to reach, but few achieve." - Kami Garcia

"Lyrical, devastating, witty and raw—this is Kathleen Glasgow at her best. Her fans will not be disappointed to fall in love with Tiger Tolliver, no matter how much she breaks their hearts." - Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock

"A visceral, gut-wrenching, and heartbreaking take on the grieving process. I cried within the first fifty pages. You’ll want to hug Tiger and never let her go. Kathleen has done it again!" - Tiffany D Jackson

"Magnificent. A beautiful, heartbreaking alleluia to survival." - Brendan Kiely

"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. You will never forget Tiger Tolliver. Not ever." - Estelle Laure

"A book as fierce, tender, and rare as its aptly named heroine, Tiger. How to Make Friends with the Dark is a gorgeously nuanced meditation on grief and family, and the incredible love that can pull you through the darkest of times." - Meg Leder

"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

"Breathtaking and heartbreaking, and I loved it with all my heart." - Jennifer Niven

"Tiger Tolliver is so vulnerable and real, you’ll want to turn your porch light on and have the spare room ready for her. In How to Make Friends with the Dark, Kathleen Glasgow’s prose begs and pleads and grasps at the light, like a prayer." - Lygia Day Peñaflor

"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. Tiger, Cake, and Thaddeus (and Mae-Lynn, and Shayna, and Lupe, and LaLa, and Sarah, and Leonard, and June . . . all of Glasgow’s deeply wrought characters) will stay with me for a long time to come." - Alyssa B Sheinmel

"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

"Kathleen 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


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Hardback Editions

April 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: How to Make Friends with the Dark
Author(s): Kathleen Glasgow
ISBN: 1-101-93475-1 / 978-1-101-93475-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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April 2019 : USA Library Binding
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Title: How to Make Friends with the Dark
Author(s): Kathleen Glasgow
ISBN: 1-101-93477-8 / 978-1-101-93477-7 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

April 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: How to Make Friends with the Dark: 'Breathtaking and heartbreaking, and I loved it with all my heart.' Jennifer Niven
Author(s): Kathleen Glasgow
ISBN: 1-78607-564-4 / 978-1-78607-564-2 (UK edition)
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January 2019 : Paperback
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Title: How to Make Friends With the Dark
Author(s): Kathleen Glasgow
ISBN: 1-984893-12-2 / 978-1-984893-12-3
Publisher: Penguin Random House USA
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Audio Editions

April 2019 : USA Audio CD
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Title: How to Make Friends with the Dark
Author(s): Kathleen Glasgow
ISBN: 0-7352-0916-2 / 978-0-7352-0916-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library
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April 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: How to Make Friends with the Dark
Author(s): Kathleen Glasgow
Publisher: Listening Library
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April 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: How to Make Friends with the Dark
Author(s): Kathleen Glasgow
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Kindle Editions

May 2019 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: How to Make Friends with the Dark
Author(s): Kathleen Glasgow
Publisher: HarperCollins
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April 2019 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: How to Make Friends with the Dark: 'Breathtaking and heartbreaking, and I loved it with all my heart.' Jennifer Niven
Author(s): Kathleen Glasgow
Publisher: Rock the Boat
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April 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: How to Make Friends with the Dark
Author(s): Kathleen Glasgow
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA