I am not a person who loves flying so it was difficult for me to approach this title. It is the story of Edward who is the sole survivor of a plane crash. His parents and older brother are gone in an instant, leaving twelve year old Edward in a heartbreaking situation.
How Edward manages his survival and figures out how to live is the theme of this story. It will both make you cry and root for this (extra)ordinary young man.
Note: Readers get to know some of the passengers on the flight. It can make for hard reading knowing their fate.
Many thanks to NetGalley and Random House Publishing Group for this title. All opinions are my own.
Pub date: 06January 2020
From the Publisher
“A surprisingly uplifting story, full of hope and dry humor, with an underlying, noncloying message about the decency of strangers.”—The New York Times Book Review
“A harrowing yet ultimately optimistic story about the sole survivor of a plane crash.”—O: The Oprah Magazine
“A haunting novel that’s a masterful study in suspense, grief and survival . . . Napolitano’s fearless examination of what took place models a way forward for all of us. She takes care not to sensationalize, presenting even the most harrowing scenes in graceful, understated prose, and gives us a powerful book about living a meaningful life during the most difficult of times.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors’ Choice)
“Transportative . . . Make sure you have tissues handy when you read Ann Napolitano’s Dear Edward, a sure-footed tearjerker.”—NPR
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • READ WITH JENNA BOOK CLUB PICK AS FEATURED ON TODAY • “Make sure you have tissues handy when you read [this] sure-footed tearjerker” (NPR) about a young boy who must learn to go on after surviving tragedy
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