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Jill Santopolo

Autor(a) de The Light We Lost

26+ Works 1,967 Membros 65 Críticas

About the Author

Jill Santopolo is the author of several series including: The Light We Lost, Sparkle Spa, Alec Flint Mysteries and Follow Your Heart books. She grew up in Hewlett, New York and earned her BA degree in English Literature from Columbia University and an MFA in Writing for Children from the Vermont mostrar mais College of Fine Arts. She is the Editorial Director of Philomel Books where she edits several best-sellers including Get Informed, Get Inspired and Get Going by Chelsea Clinton and A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff. When she¿s not writing or editing, Jill is a thesis advisor at The New School in their MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos


Obras por Jill Santopolo

The Light We Lost (2017) 1,108 exemplares
More Than Words (2019) 239 exemplares
Everything After (2021) 141 exemplares
No Such Thing as the Real World: Stories about Growing Up and Getting a Life (2009) — Editor; Introdução — 70 exemplares
Stars in an Italian Sky: A Novel (2023) 53 exemplares
The Ransom Note Blues (2009) 27 exemplares
All That Glitters (2014) 23 exemplares
Makeover Magic (2014) 22 exemplares
Purple Nails and Puppy Tails (2014) 21 exemplares
Bad News Nails (2015) 14 exemplares
True Colors (2014) 14 exemplares
Bling It On! (2015) 10 exemplares
Summer Love (Follow Your Heart) (2014) 10 exemplares

Associated Works

Invisibility (2013) — Editor — 454 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
20th century

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Official Bio:
Jill Santopolo is the author of The Light We Lost, the Alec Flint Mysteries, the Sparkle Spa series, and the Follow Your Heart books. She holds a BA in English Literature from Columbia University, an MFA in Writing for Children from the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and a certificate in Intellectual Property Law from NYU. Jill is also the Editorial Director of Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, where she edits many critically-acclaimed, award-winning, and best-selling books including A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff, The Secret Sky by Atia Abawi, Proxy by Alex London, It’s Your World: Get Informed, Get Inspired & Get Going! by Chelsea Clinton, the Nightshade series by Andrea Cremer, A Dance Like Starlight by Kristy Dempsey and Floyd Cooper, and Peanut Butter & Cupcake! by Terry Border. When she’s not writing or editing, Jill is a thesis advisor at The New School in their MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults and is on the faculty of the Columbia Publishing Course. She was formerly an adjunct professor at McDaniel College, where she helped develop the curriculum for their certificate program in Writing for Children. Jill has traveled all over the U.S.—and to Canada and Europe—to speak about writing and storytelling. She lives in New York City.



I really enjoy dual time line novels and how they always unfold the past with the present. Cassandra and Luca are getting ready to start the next chapter of their lives together. Luca asks if Cassandra's grandmother can sit with his grandfather for an idea of a painting he'd like to complete. When the two meet for the first sitting, the past comes back like a murky painting. Luca and Cassandra are not sure what has happened but they know that there is something between their grandparents and the past is the only place that has the answers. But will the hurt and heartbreak be too much for them and what really happened all those decades ago? Meanwhile Luca and Cassandra are struggling to make plans for their wedding and are struggling with what is best for them or what is best for their families. Giovanna and Vincenzo's story was a little bit of a heart tugger. I really enjoyed this novel and loved that the historical was just after WWII and it was interesting to read about the clean up and moving on after the mass destruction and how things are not so different decades later between people and decisions. Thank you to the author for the complementary novel and to Suzy Approved Book Tours for the invite. This review is of my own opinion and accord.… (mais)
Chelz286 | 2 outras críticas | Mar 31, 2024 |
Heartbreaking but good

This book is all.about love and what we have and could have had. It is told in first person so very differnt . overall a good read.
Spiritrider1101 | 40 outras críticas | Jan 18, 2024 |
Great story set in post war Italy. The focus of the WWII has always been on Germany and Italy’s involvement especially after Mussolini is interesting. Livers across two generations.
shazjhb | 2 outras críticas | Jun 30, 2023 |
All I can say is WOW. This is a page tuner I could not wait to see what was going to happen next. This is definitely a must read book.
Shelly_Ward | 40 outras críticas | Jun 28, 2023 |



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