Synopses & Reviews
From the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Girl in Pieces comes a new heartbreaking story about love and loss and learning how to continue when it feels like you're surrounded by darkness.
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.
"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, author of Letting Go of Gravity
"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, author of The Cheerleaders
"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, New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things
Praise for Kathleen Glasgow's Girl in Pieces
"Girl, Interrupted meets Speak." --Refinery29.com
"A dark yet powerful read." --PasteMagazine.com
"One of the most affecting novels we have read." --Goop.com
"Breathtaking and beautifully written." --Bustle
"A haunting, beautiful, and necessary book that will stay with you long after you've read the last page." --Nicola Yoon, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star
A rare and powerful novel. --Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying and Two Can Keep a SecretFrom the New York Times bestselling 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
Tiger's life changed with a simple phone call. Her mother has died. That's when darkness descended on her otherwise average life.
Tiger's mother never talked about her father, and with no grandparents or aunts or uncles, her world is packed into a suitcase and moved to a foster home. And another. And another. Until hope surfaces in the shape of . . . a sister?
Sometimes family comes in forms you don't recognize. But can Tiger learn to make friends with the darkness before it swallows her whole?
Stunning and beautifully written.-HelloGiggles
Breathtaking and heartbreaking, and I loved it with all my heart. --Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe