This Year’s Book!

The 2020 LONG ISLAND READS pick is…

Light from Other Stars

by Erika Swyler

Light from Other Stars

 The Long Island Reads Committee is pleased

to announce the selection of 

Light from Other Stars by Erika Swyler!

As Nedda Papas faces mystery and danger both in the orange groves of her Florida childhood and the vastness of space as an adult, Light from Other Stars keenly illuminates the magical limits of science while exploring, in detail, the bonds of family, friendship, and love of home.

Why The Light from Other Stars?

~ Erika Swyler was born and raised on Long Island, graduating from Miller Place High School. Both of her critically-acclaimed novels draw heavily from her experience of living in Long Islands small towns.

Light from Other Stars is a fresh, poignant, genre-bending novel about the electric combination of ambition and wonder that keeps us reaching towards the heavens.

Light from Other Stars offers a variety of topics and themes which lend themselves to programming and book discussions, ranging from Fathers and Daughters, STEM Careers for Women, the 1980s, Climate Change, Grief, Loss, and Exploring the Universe.

Light from Other Stars will appeal to readers of all ages, in particular to fans of well-written coming-of-age stories and stories which reconcile love and loss. Readers who have never read science fiction will be enthralled by the mystery of space travel.

~ Erika’s debut, The Book of Speculation, was a New York Times Bestseller and named one of BuzzFeed’s 24 Best Fiction Books of 2015.

Light from Other Stars is available in hardcover, MP3 CD, downloadable audio, and ebook formats.

~ Learn more about Light From Other Stars and reserve your copy now:

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About the Author

~ Long Island Reads will honor Erika Swyler in person at an award ceremony on April 19, 2020.

Reader and Book Discussion Guide

11×17 Poster

Bookmarks (when printing, flip on short edge)


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