Jay Asher's What Light: EW Review
Asher’s gift for prose that packs an emotional wallop was apparent in his 2007 novel, the monster best-seller Thirteen Reasons Why. With this decade-in-the-making follow-up, he’s spun a less heavy but equally poignant tale about love, hope, and forgiveness. The protagonist, Sierra, has grown up in a multigenerational Christmas-tree-farm family business. Each winter they travel south to set up shop in California for the holiday season, giving Sierra a brief taste of an alternate life.