Dear Edward

Dear Edward : The heart-warming New York Times bestseller

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A transcendent coming-of-age story about the ways a broken heart learns to love again.

One summer morning, a flight takes off from New York to Los Angeles: there are 192 people aboard. When the plane suddenly crashes, twelve-year-old Edward Adler is the sole survivor.

In the aftermath, Edward struggles to make sense of his grief, sudden fame and find his place in a world without his family. But then Edward and his neighbour Shay make a startling discovery; hidden in his uncle's garage are letters from the relatives of other passengers - all addressed him.

Following the passengers' final hours and Edward's unique coming-of-age, Dear Edward asks one of life's most profound questions:

What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live?


'Ann Napolitano's writing is astonishing. I'm in awe' Marian Keyes

'A very moving and emotional read' Anne Tyler

'Gripping and elegiac, this is a captivating novel about loss, love and growing up' Rosamund Lupton

'That rare book that breaks your heart and stitches it back together . . . Don't miss this one' Jodi Picoult
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 245g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241985897
  • 9780241985892
  • 31,561

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A powerful book about living a meaningful life during the most difficult of times * New York Times * Outstanding, beautifully written, a compulsive read -- John Boyne That rare book that breaks your heart and stitches it back together . . . Don't miss this one -- Jodi Picoult A very moving and emotional read -- Anne Tyler Gripping... a captivating novel about loss, love and growing up -- Rosamund Lupton Wonderful... a beautifully written coming-of-age story -- Nina Stibbe Dear Edward made me think, nod in recognition, care about its characters, and cry, and you can't ask more of a novel than that -- Emma Donoghue Stunning, life-affirming * Vogue *
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About Ann Napolitano

Ann Napolitano is the author of the novels A Good Hard Look and Within Arm's Reach. She is also the Assistant Editor of One Story literary magazine. She received an MFA from New York University; she has taught fiction writing for Brooklyn College's MFA program, New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies and for Gotham Writers' Workshop. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.
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Rating details

132,822 ratings
4.09 out of 5 stars
5 35% (46,003)
4 44% (58,533)
3 18% (23,729)
2 3% (3,720)
1 1% (837)
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