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Jill Santopolo


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Jill Santopolo is not a super sleuth, though she is particularly good at walking quickly and quietly through the streets of New York City, where she lives. She is currently working on her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults at Vermont College, and spends most of her time reading books, writing books, and editing some other ones.

Genres: Children's Fiction, Literary Fiction, Romance
 
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This Love Story Will Self-Destruct (2018)
Leslie Cohen
"Leslie Cohen's characters all felt so real to me--and much cooler than my friends and I were at Columbia! A very enjoyable read."
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We Own the Sky (2018)
Luke Allnutt
"We Own the Sky is a heartbreak of a novel filled with love, sorrow, pain, and--ultimately--hope. The characters are drawn so tenderly, with such beautiful detail, that it's impossible not to feel the emotions that pulse through the pages. Powerful, touching, and poignant, this family's love story had me in tears."
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How to Walk Away (2018)
Katherine Center
"A heartbreak of a novel that celebrates resilience and strength."
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The Life Lucy Knew (2018)
Karma Brown
"In The Life Lucy Knew, Karma Brown's exploration of the intersection of memory, identity, and love is both fascinating and deeply moving. I stayed up far too late reading chapter after chapter, knowing I wouldn't be able to fall asleep until I learned Lucy's fate. I'm sure I'll be thinking about this powerful, compelling story for a long time to come."
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One Day in December (2018)
Josie Silver
"Josie Silver writes with a warmth so palpable her characters sneak their way into your heart and stay for a long time. One Day in December is an exploration of love that reads like a thriller, filled with secrets and heart-aching betrayals. The perfect book to get lost in this holiday season."
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Lights On the Sea (2018)
Miquel Reina
"This beautiful, unusual tale explores the healing power of love and the magic that exists in our everyday lives, even when we don’t know how to find it."
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Daisy Jones & The Six (2019)
Taylor Jenkins Reid
"Reid's writing is addictive and all-consuming. Filled with passion, complexity, and fascinating detail, Daisy Jones & The Six felt so real, I had to remind myself that it was fiction."
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After the End (2019)
Clare Mackintosh
"A powerful exploration of grief, love and the way in which all decisions - both large and small - can have life-changing results."
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One Night at the Lake (2019)
Bethany Chase
"Captivating and compelling . . . This is the perfect book to slip into your weekend bag for your own trip to the lake this summer."
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Sweet Sorrow (2019)
David Nicholls
"David Nicholls' Sweet Sorrow perfectly captures the intensity of first love, the beauty of a chosen family, and the complexity of transforming from a teenager to an adult. These are characters I'll be thinking about for a long time to come."
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You Were There Too (2020)
Colleen Oakley
"A beautifully woven story of love, grief, and the power we do and don’t have to choose our fate, You Were There Too brought me to tears. I read it in one long gulp and didn’t want it to end."
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Happy and You Know It (2020)
Laura Hankin
"An engrossing and compelling story of what would happen if the women from The Nanny Diaries men the women from Sex and the City in the social media age."
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The Sight of You (2020)
Holly Miller
"This book had me in tears. I can't stop thinking about Callie and Joel and what my choices would be in their circumstances. Beautiful and heartbreaking."
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The Lions of Fifth Avenue (2020)
Fiona Davis
"In a compelling novel that's part family saga, part high-stakes heist, and part love story, Fiona Davis creates an intricate and beautiful puzzle that kept me turning page after page as I tried to solve its central mystery along with her characters. A gripping and satisfying story for book-lovers the world over."
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The Love Proof (2021)
Madeleine Henry
"The Love Proof is a fascinating story about how love opens us up to the remarkable possibilites of the universe. Smart, sexy, and scientific."

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