‘Breathtaking and heartbreaking, and I loved it with all my heart.’
How to Make Friends with the Dark
From the bestselling author of TikTok sensation Girl in PiecesKathleen Glasgow
From the New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces
‘Breathtaking and heartbreaking, and I loved it with all my heart.’ Jennifer Niven
‘A rare and powerful novel…dives deep into the heart of grief and healing with honesty, empathy, and grace.’ Karen M. McManus
‘Magnificent. A beautiful, heartbreaking alleluia to survival.’ Brendan Kiely
I thought I was done with death, at least a little bit, but death wasn’t done with me.
It’s always been Tiger and her mother against the world. Then, on a day like any other, Tiger’s mother dies. Now it’s Tiger, alone.
And she must learn to make friends with the dark.
‘A rare and powerful novel, How to Make Friends with the Dark dives deep into the heart of grief and healing with honesty, empathy, and grace.’
‘Magnificent. A beautiful, heartbreaking alleluia to survival.’
‘A courageous and powerfully written book which will move readers to tears.’
‘Lyrical and emotionally complex.’
‘How to Make Friends with the Dark is a bold, fearlessly crafted story of loss and love. Kathleen 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 – and won't soon forget.’
‘Lyrical, devastating, witty and raw – this is Kathleen Glasgow at her best. Her fans will not be disappointed to fall in love with Tiger Tolliver, no matter how much she breaks their hearts.’
‘Tiger Tolliver is so vulnerable and real, you’ll want to turn your porch light on and have the spare room ready for her. In How to Make Friends with the Dark, Kathleen Glasgow’s prose begs and pleads and grasps at the light, like a prayer.’
‘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, How to Make Friends with the Dark teaches us how to let the light in.’
‘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. Tiger, Cake, and Thaddeus (and Mae-Lynn, and Shayna, and Lupe, and LaLa, and Sarah, and Leonard, and June...all of Glasgow’s deeply wrought characters) will stay with me for a long time to come.’
'This had me gripped from the very first page. Tiger is such a beautiful character, I just wanted to sweep her up in a massive hug! The themes of grief, anger and isolation are tackled so sensitivity and the characters feel so real that you end up hurting for them.'
‘A book as fierce, tender, and rare as its aptly named heroine, Tiger. How to Make Friends with the Dark is a gorgeously nuanced meditation on grief and family, and the incredible love that can pull you through the darkest of times.’