Matthew Quick: We Are The Light

We Are The Light

#1 Indie Next Pick for November 2022
Book of the Month Club Pick for November 2022

From Matthew Quick, the New York Times bestselling author of The Silver Linings Playbook, made into the Academy Award–winning movie starring Jennifer Lawrence and Bradley Cooper, comes a poignant and hopeful novel about a widower who takes in a grieving teenager and inspires a magical revival in their small town.

“When you read Quick, you don’t feel guilty if your tears are mixed with laughter. . . . His skill at crafting an engaging narrative around trauma is as strong as ever. . . . As the title points out, even in the dark, there can be light.”
—Karin Tanabe, The Washington Post

“…feels like a warm hand on your shoulder. This is the novel so many of us have been searching for in these troubled times. I promise you it will affect you like no other book you’ve read in a long time.”
—Nickolas Butler, Book of the Month Club Pick

We Are the Light is a testament to the broken and the rebuilt. … Quick’s deeply moving epistolary novel is a balm.”
—Stephanie Turza, Booklist *STARRED REVIEW*
“A timely, lovely, and sometimes heartbreaking novel of grief and hope, beautifully told through a series of letters that shine light on our capacity to heal, even after tragedy.”
—Mitch Albom, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Stranger in the Lifeboat

“… moving … a powerful tale of resilience.”
—Sabienna Bowman, POPSUGAR

“Matthew Quick’s We Are the Light is a treasure of a novel—wise, humane, and deeply moving. Whoever you are, whatever trials you’ve faced in life, read it and be healed.”
—Justin Cronin, New York Times bestselling author of the Passage Trilogy

“We Are the Light is a beautifully written and emotion-packed novel with a huge heart. Matthew Quick takes us on a searing and unforgettable journey through grief and empathy and how even the most broken of us can be repaired.”
—Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Win

“In We Are the Light, where unexpected connections offer a way forward, Quick writes with such honesty and openhearted understanding of the pain and joy of being alive.”
—Kevin Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of Nothing to See Here

“Like all significant works of art that reflect truths we might have known, had we not lost our way, We Are the Light is subtle and intimate, compellingly strange and hauntingly familiar, an initiation into the depths of suffering and love. It will not only break your heart—it will break it free.”
—Joseph R. Lee, Jungian analyst and cohost of This Jungian Life podcast

“… a perfect read for anyone in need of an insightful, optimistic view of humanity’s capacity for compassion and growth.”
—Jaclyn Fulwood, Shelf Awareness: Maximum Shelf
“When you read Quick, you don’t feel guilty if your tears are mixed with laughter. . . . His skill at crafting an engaging narrative around trauma is as strong as ever. . . . As the title points out, even in the dark, there can be light.”
—Karin Tanabe, The Washington Post
“…feels like a warm hand on your shoulder. This is the novel so many of us have been searching for in these troubled times. I promise you it will affect you like no other book you’ve read in a long time.”
—Nickolas Butler, Book of the Month Club Pick
We Are the Light is a testament to the broken and the rebuilt. … Quick’s deeply moving epistolary novel is a balm.”
—Stephanie Turza, Booklist *STARRED REVIEW*

“A timely, lovely, and sometimes heartbreaking novel of grief and hope, beautifully told through a series of letters that shine light on our capacity to heal, even after tragedy.”
—Mitch Albom, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Stranger in the Lifeboat

“… moving … a powerful tale of resilience.”
—Sabienna Bowman, POPSUGAR

“Matthew Quick’s We Are the Light is a treasure of a novel—wise, humane, and deeply moving. Whoever you are, whatever trials you’ve faced in life, read it and be healed.”
—Justin Cronin, New York Times bestselling author of the Passage Trilogy

“We Are the Light is a beautifully written and emotion-packed novel with a huge heart. Matthew Quick takes us on a searing and unforgettable journey through grief and empathy and how even the most broken of us can be repaired.”
—Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Win

“In We Are the Light, where unexpected connections offer a way forward, Quick writes with such honesty and openhearted understanding of the pain and joy of being alive.”
—Kevin Wilson, New York Times bestselling author of Nothing to See Here

“Like all significant works of art that reflect truths we might have known, had we not lost our way, We Are the Light is subtle and intimate, compellingly strange and hauntingly familiar, an initiation into the depths of suffering and love. It will not only break your heart—it will break it free.”
—Joseph R. Lee, Jungian analyst and cohost of This Jungian Life podcast
“… a perfect read for anyone in need of an insightful, optimistic view of humanity’s capacity for compassion and growth.”
—Jaclyn Fulwood, Shelf Awareness: Maximum Shelf