Jill Santopolo
EVERYTHING AFTER (Putnam, March 2021)

“An emotional and uplifting tale of great love and great loss, and the seductive power of second chances. Nobody does page-turning, heart-wrenching love stories quite like Jill Santopolo.” —Rosie Walsh, author of Ghosted

“A thoughtful, life-affirming exploration of choice, regret and missed opportunity. I’m sure we all have a sense of that life unlived; whether it would have been better or more fulfilling to have taken another fork in the road, and this book allows that longing to play out, with all the subsequent messiness and upheaval. Santopolo deftly untangles those knots in the necklace, arriving at a rich and satisfying conclusion.” —Beth Morrey, author of The Love Story of Missy Carmichael

“Jill Santopolo writes so beautifully and powerfully about love and life, with all its twists and turns, imperfections and unpredictability. If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if you reconnected with your first love (and haven’t we all?) then this story is for you. Two intertwined love stories written with such depth and emotion that you want them both to work out. But that’s just not possible....”—Clare Pooley, author of The Authenticity Project

“Emotional and uplifting, Everything After poses powerful questions about dreams and regrets, choices and second chances. Emily’s journey is a compelling and heartfelt exploration of marriage, honesty and staying true to yourself when life has other ideas. A book that will resonate with so many, and a must-read for anyone who’s ever asked themselves, What if?" —Holly Miller, author of The Sight of You


MORE THAN WORDS (Putnam, 2019)

“A smart, sexy, delicious novel.”—People

More Than Words is an outstandingly poignant and honest novel. Jill Santopolo is a true master of matters of the heart. This is a tender and wise story about family, love, and self. I couldn't put it down.”—Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

“A heartfelt story about life, love, and taking chances in the aftermath of loss ...This is a charming and sexy crowd-pleaser.”Publishers Weekly

“Santopolo returns with the tender More Than Words.”—Marie Claire

“Another gorgeously heart-breaking and romantic read....This one is certainly going to sweep you up in feelings.”—Bustle

“When the owner of a fancy hotel chain dies, he leaves behind a big secret that seriously shakes up his daughter's life. And makes her rethink her relationship status. This one is best read at home (hint: tissues).” —The Skimm

“Santopolo's prose takes readers through a story of romance, grieving and growing that's nearly impossible to put down.” —AM New York

“Nina's struggle to decide between two men is propulsive and compelling. Full of drama, scandal, and romance, [More Than Words] is sure to delight fans of Santopolo's The Light We Lost.”Kirkus Reviews

“This emotional tale of grief, romance and determination reminds us that we can live life on our own terms, and encourage our kids to do the same.”—Family Circle

“The latest from bestselling author Santopolo is a bittersweet and reflective novel of grief, loss, and coming into one’s own.”Booklist

“[An] emotional, romantic story.”AARP Magazine

“If you and your book-loving friends are fans of Reese Witherspoon’s book club, this book needs to be your next club pick.”—Parade


THE LIGHT WE LOST (Putnam, 2017) 

“It’s the epic love story of 2017 and the ending is one you’ll be feeling for months to come.”Redbook

"An irresistible tale of love and second chances."People 

“Extraordinary.”—Emily Giffin

“This moving story is a perfect understanding of the sacrifices we make for love and for our dreams.”Real Simple

“Your new tearjerker has arrived: Fans of Me Before You and One Day will love/weep over this elegant novel.”New York Post

“This read is One Day meets Me Before You meets your weekender bag.”The Skimm 

“Have your tissues ready...This book will sink its hooks into your heart on page one, and leave you scarred long after you're done.”Bustle

“Enchanted and compelled me.”—Delia Ephron, author of Siracusa

“A wonderful and heartbreaking book....The kind of heartbreak that’s in The Way We Were, that you really love to cry over.”—NBC New York's Weekend Today

“Heart-wrenching yet beautiful.”US Weekly

“A beautiful and devastating story that will captivate readers.”Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Comparisons will be made to David Nicholls’ One Day, but there is something more romantic here—yet also more grounded—that will draw readers in.”Booklist


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Jill Santopolo is the New York Times and internationally bestselling author of The Light We Lost and More Than Words. The Light We Lost, her debut novel, was a New York Times bestseller, a Reese’s Book Club pick, and a Skimm pick. Her work has been translated into more than thirty-six languages. She received a BA from Columbia University and an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is also the author of three successful children’s and young-adult series and works as the associate publisher of Philomel Books. Santopolo travels the world to speak about writing and storytelling. She lives in New York City and Washington, D.C.