How to Make Friends with the Dark (Paperback)

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A devastating look at the realities of grief and the way it is all encompassing, leaving so little room for anything else. If people think death creates an emptiness, the bereft know that grief can be an entity unto itself, subway man-spreading beside us wherever we go, leaving us to cower and curl into ourselves in order to make space for it. Tiger's story is distinctly authentic and relatable, and will certainly stay with me. — Hanna Yost


"A rare and powerful novel." --Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying and Two Can Keep a Secret

From the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces comes a novel about love and loss and learning how to continue when it feels like you're surrounded by darkness.

Tiger's life changed with a simple phone call. Her mother has died. That's when darkness descended on her otherwise average life.

Tiger's mother never talked about her father, and with no grandparents or aunts or uncles, her world is packed into a suitcase and moved to a foster home. And another. And another. Until hope surfaces in the shape of . . . a sister?

Sometimes family comes in forms you don't recognize. But can Tiger learn to make friends with the darkness before it swallows her whole?

"Stunning and beautifully written."-HelloGiggles

"Breathtaking and heartbreaking, and I loved it with all my heart." --Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places and Holding Up the Universe

About the Author

Kathleen Glasgow is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Girl in Pieces and How to Make Friends with the Dark. She lives and writes in Tucson, Arizona. To learn more about Kathleen and her writing, visit her website,, or follow @kathglasgow on Twitter and @misskathleenglasgow on Instagram.

Praise For…

A rare and powerful novel [that] dives deep into the heart of grief and healing with honesty, empathy, and grace.” —Karen M. McManus, New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying

In this raw, powerful, and heartbreaking meditation on loss and grief, Glasgow writes with unflinching beauty. We meet Tiger Tolliver at her most broken—at her darkest moment—and yet, somehow, [she] teaches us how to let the light in.” —Julie Buxbaum, New York Times bestselling author of Tell Me Three Things
Breathtaking and heartbreaking, and I loved it with all my heart.” —Jennifer Niven, New York Times bestselling author of All the Bright Places
A bold, fearlessly crafted story of loss and love. Glasgow’s prose commands the page with its trademark beauty and grace, and Tiger Tolliver is a character readers will root for every step of the way.” —Courtney Summers, New York Times bestselling author of Sadie
“Glasgow is the rare type of skilled storyteller that knows you have to hurt your characters before putting them back together. I loved every word of this lyrical and devastating novel.” —Kara Thomas, author of The Cheerleaders
Gripping, powerful, and full of truth.” —Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures
“A visceral, gut-wrenching, and heartbreaking take on the grieving process.” —Tiffany Jackson, author of Monday’s Not Coming
Magnificent. A beautiful, heartbreaking alleluia to survival.” —Brendan Kiely, New York Times bestselling author of All American Boys
“A book as fierce, tender, and rare as its aptly named heroine, Tiger. A gorgeously nuanced meditation on grief and family, and the incredible love that can pull you through the darkest of times.” —Meg Leder, author of Letting Go of Gravity
Beautifully written and profoundly moving. From page one, Tiger Tolliver grabs your heart with her pain, her courage, her humor—and she doesn’t let go.” —Alyssa SheinmelNew York Times bestselling author of A Danger to Herself and Others
So vulnerable and real….Glasgow’s prose begs and pleads and grasps at the light, like a prayer.” —Lygia Day Peñaflor, author of All of This Is True
Lyrical, devastating, witty and raw—this is Glasgow at her best.” —Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock, author of The Smell of Other People’s Houses
“This story hauls you into its heart to live the pain in all its careening, messy, and miraculous glory. A brilliant, honest, raw look at what it really means to lose someone essential and make grudging peace with what is gained in the exchange.” —Estelle Laure, author of This Raging Light

"Stunning and beautifully written."-HelloGiggles

“A powerful reminder that no amount of depression or isolation is insurmountable for strong, resilient women.” –Forbes 

★ "An honest and extremely harrowing read."-BookPage, Starred Review

"Visceral and traumatic, pulsing with ache,...[this is] a gritty, raw account of surviving tragedy one minute at a time."—Kirkus Reviews

"[A] standout....Tiger’s distinctive, haunting voice will be hard to forget."—Booklist

Product Details
ISBN: 9781101934784
ISBN-10: 1101934786
Publisher: Ember
Publication Date: May 12th, 2020
Pages: 448
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