Light of Day: A Novel

Light of Day: A Novel

by Jamie M. Saul
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Light of Day: A Novel by Jamie M. Saul

Light of Day is a powerful and illuminating novel about love, loss, and the unforeseeable darkness that lurks around the corners of everyday life.

Respected professor Jack Owens brought his son, Danny, to Gilbert, Indiana, to escape a betrayal too painful to endure anywhere but in this quiet midwestern college town. After ten years, Jack believed they were safe. But on a seemingly ordinary day, the world Jack thought he knew and the future he anticipated abruptly come apart at the seams, leaving him haunted by the questions: Why? and What next? Redemption, however, could come with the arrival of an unexpected friend whose prescient understanding slowly helps Jack cope with the unacceptable. But with healing comes clarity—and secrets best left unrevealed by the stark, glaring light of day.

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ISBN-13: 9780062207883
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 03/27/2012
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 619,033
File size: 774 KB

About the Author

Jamie M. Saul was born and raised in New York City. He has written for various magazines, including People and Playboy. A two-time guest professor at Yale University, he was the recipient of the Poynter Fellowship. He is the author of the novel Light of Day. He lives in a small town in the Hudson Valley.

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Light of Day 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Not what I expected. I can never not finish a book, but I came close on this one. It was dull & plodding. Finally in chapter XXI there was a ray of hope, but the ending still falls flat. I just didn't get it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Great book! Finished it in one night! Extremely moving and heartwrenching. Looking forward to more from this writer.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jamie Saul's LIGHT OF DAY was an excellent read, very intense story line, rich characterization. However, if you want everything neatly wrapped up at the end - this book is not for you. The book ends much like a segment of one's life prepares to transition; however, for me - the reader, there was too much left 'unfinished'.Still recommended.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This was the most heartbreaking, true to life novel I've read in a long time. Anyone who doesn't love this book has never been in love or suffered a loss. This book is a marvel of human understanding. Can't recommend it highly enough.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Jack Owens, a college professor in a quiet Indiana town, has built the best life he can for his teenaged son, Danny, in the dozen or so years since Danny's mother abandoned him to pursue her career as an artist. Danny, too, has worked hard to be 'good,' doing well in school and developing his skills as a pianist. But when Danny is discovered dead, apparently by suicide, Jack is forced to reexamine the decisions and beliefs that led the two of them to what seems to have become a state of quiet despair. Jamie M. Saul displays a mastery and depth that are quite startling to encounter in a first novel. The pacing of this book never falters as Jack's thoughts circle ever closer to the center of his grief--the departure of his wife years ago, when Danny was just a toddler. For anyone who has experienced a loss in his or her own family, this book will provide countless moments of stark recognition. For everyone else, Light of Day offers a window into the human soul. This is truly a remarkable debut.