Light of Day
"An exhilarating emotional roller-coaster ride."
"Haunting, beautifully-written, and heart-wrenching."
With his shattering, extraordinarily affecting debut novel, Light of Day, author Jamie M. Saul made a powerful, incontrovertible statement: a major American writer had arrived on the literary scene. The author of The First Warm Evening of the Year, Saul mesmerizes with the unforgettable story of a small-town Midwestern professor struggling to come to terms with a devastating tragedy and the strange and terrible mystery at its core.
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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.
"An emotional novel about a man whose future has been altered by an unthinkable tragedy."--Denver Post
"A gripping, emotionally charged tale"--Publishers Weekly
"Powerful . . . [An] intense first achievement . . .difficult to put down"--Indianapolis Star
"Heartbreaking and well-written."--Winston-Salem Journal
"A powerful first novel."--Indianapolis Star
"An intellectual thriller laced with subtle clues throughout its gracious prose."--Chicago Tribune Books
"A moving and elegant novel that lingers with the reader long after the last page is turned."--Bookreporter.com
"A gripping tour de force that leaves us stunned and breathless"--Orlando Sentinel
"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
"Saul's first novel is a powerful look at memory, family, and unexpected tragedy . . . recommended."--Library Journal
"LIGHT OF DAY is a haunting, beautifully-written and heart-wrenching debut."--Harlan Coben, New York Times-bestselling author of Just One Look
"Exhilarating. . . .One of those debut novels that delivers the goods with style and compassion."--Washington Post Book World
"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
"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
"Quietly affecting...a debut with enormous depth of characterization and sympathy."--Kirkus Reviews