I recently received a proof copy of Kathleen Glasgow’s upcoming novel, How to Make Friends with the Dark, which is a story of ‘friendship, family and love, but also filled with grief and kids trying to survive in a world where most adults have failed them,’ says Glasgow.
This novel is beautiful and I’m very much looking forward to getting started. The thing that most intrigued me is the aspect of grief, as Tiger (the MC) loses her mother in the novel. Glasgow wrote the novel because she misses her mother and sister. Most of you know my mother-in-law passed in September. And let me tell you, grief is hard and messy and absolutely sucks! I think it’s one of the most difficult things I’ve ever dealt with thus far. I’m hoping reading a book about dealing with grief and finding your way after bereavement will help me process my own loss. By no means am I expecting this to solve my problems, but just knowing other have survived loss like this will help me.
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.
Massive thanks to Kate B at One World Publications for sending it to me and Rock the Boat for producing a beautiful proof. Keep an eye out for this next year, April 2019!