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Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
Contemporary fiction

Dear Edward

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by Ann Napolitano

Quick take

A highly publicized plane crash leaves the survivor to find normalcy again while under the glare of media fascination.

Good to know

  • Emotional

  • Nonlinear timeline

  • Sad

  • Literary

Why I love it

On its surface, a novel about a plane crash miiiiiight not seem like the perfect read for December, the “season to be jolly.” But I would argue that Dear Edward is in fact the ideal holiday read. Think of Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol, or Emma Thompson weeping in Love Actually—these beloved seasonal stories are as much about loss and endings as they are love and new beginnings. And so is Dear Edwa...


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...


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December 2019