Light of Day (Paperback)

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Light of Day is a powerful and illuminating novel about love, loss, and the unforeseeable darkness that lurks around the corners of everyday life.

Respected professor Jack Owens brought his son, Danny, to Gilbert, Indiana, to escape a betrayal too painful to endure anywhere but in this quiet midwestern college town. After ten years, Jack believed they were safe. But on a seemingly ordinary day, the world Jack thought he knew and the future he anticipated abruptly come apart at the seams, leaving him haunted by the questions: Why? and What next? Redemption, however, could come with the arrival of an unexpected friend whose prescient understanding slowly helps Jack cope with the unacceptable. But with healing comes clarityand secrets best left unrevealed by the stark, glaring light of day.

About the Author

Jamie M. Saul was born and raised in New York City. He has written for various magazines, including People and Playboy. A two-time guest professor at Yale University, he was the recipient of the Poynter Fellowship. He is the author of the novel Light of Day. He lives in a small town in the Hudson Valley.

Praise For…

“A gripping tour de force that leaves us stunned and breathless”
-Orlando Sentinel

“One of the most satisfying and poignant novels readers will come across this year.”
-Anniston Star

“A moving and elegant novel that lingers with the reader long after the last page is turned.”

“Like an arrow to the heart, Jamie Saul’s page-turner novel sears through the psyche to hit bedrock.”
-Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab's Wife and Four Spirits

“From its poignant opening chapter to its breathtaking conclusion, nothing about this writer or book is less than extraordinary.”
-Jacquelyn Mitchard, New York Times bestselling author of The Breakdown Lane

“A heartfelt examination of one man’s grief with a dark and intriguing mystery pulsating beneath the surface.”
-John Searles, author of Strange But True and Boy Still Missing

“LIGHT OF DAY is a haunting, beautifully-written and heart-wrenching debut.”
-Harlan Coben, New York Times-bestselling author of Just One Look

“Saul’s first novel is a powerful look at memory, family, and unexpected tragedy . . . recommended.”
-Library Journal

“A gripping, emotionally charged tale”
-Publishers Weekly

“An emotional novel about a man whose future has been altered by an unthinkable tragedy.”
-Denver Post

“Quietly affecting…a debut with enormous depth of characterization and sympathy.”
-Kirkus Reviews

“Heartbreaking and well-written.”
-Winston-Salem Journal

“An intellectual thriller laced with subtle clues throughout its gracious prose.”
-Chicago Tribune Books

“Exhilarating. . . .One of those debut novels that delivers the goods with style and compassion.”
-Washington Post Book World

“A powerful first novel.”
-Indianapolis Star

“Powerful . . . [An] intense first achievement . . .difficult to put down”
-Indianapolis Star

Product Details
ISBN: 9780062190932
ISBN-10: 0062190938
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Publication Date: March 2012
Pages: 324
Language: English