We Are the Light is a Book of the Month Club Pick for November 2022. Check out what the novelist Nickolas Butler has to say on the BOTM website:
"This remarkable novel explores themes of community, forgiveness, kindness, and yes, the dark violence that seems to be inherent in the American Experience. But it eschews politics in favor of humanity, ignores easy answers in favor of hard-won redemption. ... feels like a warm hand on your shoulder. This is the novel so many of us have been searching for in these troubled times. I promise you it will affect you like no other book you’ve read in a long time." —Nickolas Butler, Book of the Month Club Pick
(If you haven't read Nick's work yet, remedy that immediately. It's stunning, warm, generous, and beautiful. One of my favorite writers.)
And WATL has also received its first tremendous review in a major paper:
“When you read Quick, you don’t feel guilty if your tears are mixed with laughter. . . . His skill at crafting an engaging narrative around trauma is as strong as ever. . . . We Are the Light is a reminder that grief is complex and that we shouldn’t be afraid to grasp the hands stretched out to help us. As the title points out, even in the dark, there can be light.” —Karin Tanabe, The Washington Post
I hope to see some of you out there in the world during book tour. Here is a reminder of all the places I will be headed in the coming weeks, both in person and virtually—including two you can live stream today:
(Some require registration.)
And here's something you can read right now:
Indie Next List Matthew Quick Interview
Thanks once again and then a million more times.
You are, of course, the absolute best and most cherished readers in the universe.
I look forward to continuing this journey with you.
Good things ahead.