Dear Edward


      Dear Edward
Inspired by a true story of one child s incredible survival riveting, uplifting, unforgettable After losing everything, a young boy discovers there are still reasons for hope in this luminous, life affirming novel, perfect for fans of Celeste Ng and Ann Patchett In the face of tragedy, what does it take to find joy One summer morning, twelve year old Edward Adler, his beloved older brother, his parents, and 183 other passengers board a flight in Newark headed for Los Angeles Among them is a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured vet returning from Afghanistan, a septuagenarian business tycoon, and a free spirited woman running away from her controlling husband And then, tragically, the plane crashes Edward is the sole survivor.Edward s story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place for himself in a world without his family He continues to feel that a piece of him has been left in the sky, forever tied to the plane and all of his fellow passengers But then he makes an unexpected discovery one that will lead him to the answers of some of life s most profound questions When you ve lost everything, how do find yourself How do you discover your purpose What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live Dear Edward is at once a transcendent coming of age story, a multidimensional portrait of an unforgettable cast of characters, and a breathtaking illustration of all the ways a broken heart learns to love again. New Download eBook Dear Edward author Ann Napolitano – cricketworldcuplivestreaming.com

Ann Napolitano s new novel, Dear Edward, will be published by Dial Press in January 2020 She is the author of the novels A Good Hard Look and Within Arm s Reach She is also the Associate 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.Dear Edward will be published by Dial Press in the United States, and by Viking Penguin in the United Kingdom The novel currently has fifteen international publishers.Ann lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children.

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Dear Edward
  • Ann Napolitano
  • English
  • 25 December 2019
  • 198485478X

10 thoughts on “ Dear Edward

  1. says:

    Many of us know what it feels like to grieve the loss of loved ones, but how unimaginable to lose your whole family at twelve years old as the sole survivor of a plane crash Who is there to understand what Edward Adler, this young boy, broken physically and emotionally, is feeling Is there anyone to help him heal, to find his way through the trauma and horrific loss Perhaps it s his Aunt Lacey, who has not only lost her sister, but suffers her own personal losses Or maybe her husband John, Many of us know what it feels like to grieve the loss of loved ones, but how u...

  2. says:

    A compassionate and realistic look at a young boy confronting paralyzing grief and survivor guilt His family, moving from New York to LA, are on an airplane, when the plane crashes and Eddie, 12, is the only survivor Taken in by his mother s sister and her husband, a couple that has suffered their own private grief, he no longer feels as if he fits in his own skin Shay, a girl his own age, his new neighbor may be the door that allows him to find a way to move forward.In alternating chapters A compassionate and realistic look at a young boy confronting paralyzing grief and survivor guilt His family, moving from New York to LA, are on an airplane, when the plane crashes and Eddie, 12, is the only survivor Taken in by his mother s sister and her husband, a couple that has suffered their own private grief, he no longer feels as if he fits in his own skin Shay, a girl his own age, his new neighbor may be the door that allows him to find a way to move forward.In alternating chapters we meet some of the people on the doomed flight, a look into their personal lives and hopes for their future and regrets from their pasts Such great characters, this author has created, people who try to help Eddie and peopl...

  3. says:

    We contain the other, hopelessly and foreverJames BaldwinAn examination of the sorrow that follows losing loved ones, as well as the suffering that follows any harrowing ordeal, this centers primarily on twelve year old Edward Adler who is the sole survivor of a plane crash During the early part of the flight we learn bits and pieces about some of the 183 passengers One young woman has just found out she is pregnant, while another woman is leaving behind a husband, an elderlyWe contain the other, hopelessly and foreverJames BaldwinAn examination of the sorrow that follows losing loved ones, as well as the suffering that follows any harrowing ordeal, this centers primarily on twelve year old Edward Adler who is the sole survivor of a plane crash During the early part of the flight we learn bits and pie...

  4. says:

    So much could be solved, she thinks, if we simply held hands with each otheroften 12 year old Eddie Adler boards flight 2977 from Newark to Los Angeles with his parents, and his older brother Jordan 191 souls will perish with Eddie being the sole survivor of the crash The whole country is captivated with Eddie now referred to as Edward and his story They think he is LUCKY They don t understand the pain of being the one left behind The story is told from the alternating So much could be solved, she thinks, if we simply held hands with each otheroften 12 year old Eddie Adler boards flight 2977 from Newark to Los Angeles with his parents, and his older brother Jordan 191 souls will perish with Eddie being the sole survivor of the crash The whole country is captivated with Eddie now referred to as Edward and his story They think he is LUCKY They don t understand the pain of being the one left behind The story is told from the alternating timelines of the flight and the years that follow..The flight chapters acquaint you with some of the other passengers Not all of them were likable, a...

  5. says:

    The sign of a truly great story is one that makes you feel and this was the case with Dear Edward Even with tragedy front and center, I loved this book Edward is the sole survivor of a plane crash on his family s flight from New York to California, where they were planning to live The plane went down unexpectedly in Colorado andthan 180 people died He is only 12 years old and returns to the east coast to life with his Aunt Lacey and Uncle John, who are suffering their own losses The sign of a truly great story is one that makes you feel and this was the case with Dear Edward Even with tragedy front and center, I loved this book Edward is the sole survivor of a plane crash on his family s flight from New York to California, where they were planning to live The plane went down unexpectedly in Colorado andthan 180 people died He is only 12 years old and returns to the east coast to life with his Aunt Lacey and Uncle John, who are suffering their own losses Edward becomes close with his next door neighbor, Shay, who is the same age as him The story focuses on Edward s life, post accident, but does include several chapters going back to the flight, detailing not only his family s thoughts and actions, but those of some of the other passengers on board I cannot imagine endur...

  6. says:

    Edward Eddie , his brother Jordan and parents Bruce and Jane board flight 2977 to Los Angeles, as they are moving from New York to relocate for Jane s job A new and exciting life for all of them.After the plane crash, Eddie discovers he is the sole survivor, 191 people including his family His Aunt and Uncle take him in where he has to learn to live without his family and recover from his injuries.The story goes back to the ...

  7. says:

    4 enthusiastic stars I didn t expect to like Dear Edward as much as I did, but Ann Napolitano took an odd premise and built some great characters and a compelling story around it Twelve year old Edward is the only survivor of a plane crash He was on a flight from New York to Los Angeles with his parents and brother After the crash, Edward goes to live in a small town with his childless aunt and uncle The story alternates between chapters from the few hours on the plane leading to the crash 4 enthusiastic stars I didn t expect to like Dear Edward as much as I did, but Ann Napolitano took an odd premise and built some great characters and a compelling story around it Twelve year old Edward is the only survivor of a plane crash He was on a flight from New York to Los Angeles with his parents and brother After the crash, Edward goes to live in a small town with his childless aunt and uncle The story alternates between chapters from the few hours on the plane leading to the crash and from the first few years of Edward s life after the crash The flight chapters focus on a handful of characters other tha...

  8. says:

    On 12th June 2013 the Adler family Bruce, Jane and sons Jordan and Eddie board a plane at Newark Airport bound for Los Angeles They are a lovely family and the bond between the brothers is strong and they converse without words By the evening all those on board are dead except for Eddie, the sole survivor, the miracle boy This beautifully written story is told in alternate storylines detailing the flight itself the crash is chilling and Edward s story as he learns to survive, overcome his On 12th June 2013 the Adler family Bruce, Jane and sons Jordan and Eddie board a plane at Newark Airport bound for Los Angeles They are a lovely family and the bond between the brothers is strong and they converse without words By the evening all those on board are dead except for Eddie, the sole survivor, the miracle boy This beautifully written story is told in alternate storylines deta...

  9. says:

    4.5 starsIt s been a long time since I read a book where the story and the characters took hold of my heart and wouldn t let go Anyone who has followed my reviews for any amount of time knows that I don t typically like child narrators This is the exception It s a stunning piece of storytelling I love a story that delves into psychological issues, and how one heals from unbearable tragedy is the ultimate psychological challenge I had the pleasure of buddy reading this with my good friend 4.5 starsIt s been a long time since I read a book where the story and the characters took hold of my heart and wouldn t let go Anyone who has followed my reviews for any amount of time knows that I don t typically like child narrators This is the exception It s a stunning piece of storytelling I love a story that delves into psychological issues, and how one heals from unbearable tragedy is the ultimate psychological challenge I had the pleasure of buddy reading this with my good friend Marialyce, and it s a book we both loved and tore through in record time Edward, his brother, and his parents board a plane to start a new l...

  10. says:

    3.5 stars, rounded upThis novel tracks what happens to a young man who is the sole survivor when a plane crashes in Colorado What caught me off guard is that we are given glimpses into the lives of the other passengers on board I wasn t initially crazy about this aspect and wasn t sure where it was going As the book goes on, it becomes apparent why you have learned about them, as their loved ones interact with Edward or the brief encounters they had with Edward shape him Napolitano does a 3.5 stars, rounded upThis novel tracks what happens to a young man who is the sole survivor when a plane crashes in Colorado What caught me off guard is that we are given glimpses into the lives of the other passengers on board I wasn t initially crazy about this aspect and wasn t sure where it was going As the book goes on, it becomes apparent why you have learned about them, as their loved ones interact with Edward or the ...

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