The Light We Lost Summary
Jill Santopolo

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The Light We Lost Overview

Jill Santopolo's memoir-style novel The Light We Lost tells the story of Lucy and Gabriel as the fabric of their lives and relationship unravels and brings them back together time and time again. The novel is written in first person through Lucy's perspective. The plot follows the decisions and experiences that inform the characters' lives leading up to Lucy’s devastating choice. The novel explores the themes of love, forgiveness, fate, free will, and hope.

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