• The Light We Lost

  • Reese's Book Club (A Novel)
  • By: Jill Santopolo
  • Narrated by: Jill Santopolo
  • Length: 7 hrs and 16 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (4,985 ratings)

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The Light We Lost

By: Jill Santopolo
Narrated by: Jill Santopolo
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Editorial reviews

"Extraordinary.... An emotional roller coaster." (Delia Ephron)

Publisher's summary

The New York Times best seller and a Reese’s Book Club pick.

He was the first person to inspire her, to move her, to truly understand her. Was he meant to be the last?

Lucy is faced with a life-altering choice. But before she can make her decision, she must start her story - their story - at the very beginning.

Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter. When they meet again a year later, it seems fated - perhaps they'll find life's meaning in each other. But then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East and Lucy pursues a career in New York. What follows is a 13-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love. Was it fate that brought them together? Is it choice that has kept them away? Their journey takes Lucy and Gabe continents apart, but never out of each other's hearts.

This devastatingly romantic debut novel about the enduring power of first love, with a shocking, unforgettable ending, is Love Story for a new generation.

©2017 Jill Santopolo (P)2017 Penguin Audio

Critic reviews

“This love story between Lucy & Gabe spans decades and continents as two star-crossed lovers try to return to each other...Will they ever meet again? This book kept me up at night, turning the pages to find out, and the ending did not disappoint.” (Reese Witherspoon)

One Day meets Me Before You meets your weekender bag.” (The Skimm)

“It's the epic love story of 2017.”—Redbook