112th: Jill Santopolo on More Than Words
Join us at Book Culture 112th on Tuesday, February 12th at 7pm for a reading and discussion with Jill Santopolo on her new novel, More Than Words. Jill will be joined in conversation by Tara Singh Carlson.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Light We Lost comes a tender and moving new novel about a woman at a crossroads after the death of her father, and caught between the love of two men.
Nina has always known who she's supposed to be. But is that who she truly is?
Nina Gregory has always been a good daughter. Raised by her father, owner of New York City's glamorous Gregory Hotels, Nina was taught that family, reputation, and legacy are what matter most. And Tim--her devoted boyfriend and best friend since childhood--feels the same. But when Nina's father dies, he leaves behind a secret that shocks Nina to her core.
As her world falls apart, Nina begins to see the men in her life--her father, her boyfriend, and unexpectedly, her boss, Rafael--in a new light. Soon Nina finds herself caught between the world she loves, and a passion that could upend everything.
More Than Words is a heartbreaking and romantic novel about grief, loss, love, and self-discovery, and how we choose which life we are meant to live.
Jill Santopolo received a BA in English literature from Columbia University and an MFA in writing from the Vermont College of Fine Arts. She's the author of three successful children's and young-adult series and works as the Associate Publisher of Philomel Books, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group. Santopolo travels the world to speak about writing and storytelling. She is the author of The Light We Lost, a national and international bestseller that has been translated into more than thirty languages. More Than Words is her second novel for adults. She lives in New York City.
Tara Singh Carlson joined Putnam in 2014. Her focus is on women’s fiction that hits that sweet spot between commercial and literary, including historical fiction and contemporary women’s stories that are either wildly entertaining or filled with heart. She loves strong female characters that inspire. She has edited New York Times bestsellers The Silent Wife by A.S.A. Harrison, The House at Tyneford by Natasha Solomons, The Light We Lost by Jill Santopolo, and Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens, among others, and is the first editor to have two books selected by the Reese Witherspoon x Hello Sunshine Book Club. She has worked with celebrated and bestselling authors Sebastian Barry, Andrea Camilleri, J. M. Coetzee, Blaine Harden, Joanne Harris, L.S. Hilton, Craig Johnson, Frances Liardet, Nuala O’Connor, Delia Owens, Theresa Rebeck, Sir Ken Robinson, Jill Santopolo, Shanthi Sekaran, Natasha Solomons, Sara Weinman, and Naomi Wood, among others.