Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Length: 352 pages
Audiobook Length: 11 hours and 35 minutes
First Published: 2020
What does it mean not just to survive, but to truly live?
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 are a Wall Street wunderkind, a young woman coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy, an injured veteran returning from Afghanistan, a business tycoon, and a free-spirited woman running away from her controlling husband. Halfway across the country, the plane crashes. Edward is the sole survivor.
Edward’s story captures the attention of the nation, but he struggles to find a place in a world without his family. He continues to feel that a part of himself has been left in the sky, forever tied to the plane and all of his fellow passengers. But then he makes an unexpected discovery—one that will lead him to the answers of some of life’s most profound questions: When you’ve lost everything, how do you find the strength to put one foot in front of the other? How do you learn to feel safe again? How do you find meaning in your life?
About Ann Napolitano
Ann Napolitano is the author of three novels: A Good Hard Look, Within Arm’s Reach and Dear Edward. She is also the Associate Editor of the literary magazine One Story. She currently lives in Brooklyn. Visit the author’s website →