The Art of Losing

Lizzy Mason

ISBN: 9781616959876

Published: February, 2019

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Hardcover $18.99

eBook $10.99

Lizzy Mason

New York City

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The Art of Losing is a compelling debut that explores issues of addiction, sisterhood, and loss.

On one terrible night, 17-year-old Harley Langston’s life changes forever. At a party she discovers her younger sister, Audrey, hooking up with her boyfriend, Mike—and she abandons them both in a rage. When Mik...

The Art of Losing is a compelling debut that explores issues of addiction, sisterhood, and loss.

On one terrible night, 17-year-old Harley Langston’s life changes forever. At a party she discovers her younger sister, Audrey, hooking up with her boyfriend, Mike—and she abandons them both in a rage. When Mike drunkenly attempts to drive Audrey home, he crashes and Audrey ends up in a coma. Now Harley is left with guilt, grief, pain and the undeniable truth that her ex-boyfriend (who is relatively unscathed) has a drinking problem. So it’s a surprise that she finds herself reconnecting with Raf, a neighbor and childhood friend who’s recently out of rehab and still wrestling with his own demons. At first Harley doesn’t want to get too close to him. But as Audrey awakens and slowly recovers, Raf starts to show Harley a path forward that she never would have believed possible—one guided by honesty, forgiveness, and redemption.

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“A riveting story about loss, addiction, and love, The Art of Losing is a poignant novel readers young and old will be able to relate to.”
—Bustle
“A brave and beautiful story about sisters, addiction, and finding your place in the world—a book that belongs on every shelf.”
—Kathleen Glasgow, New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces
“An unflinchingly honest and touching dive into the ever-complex relationship between sisters, the reality of addiction, and the nature of love in all forms. I will never forget Harley or her story.”
—Alexandra Bracken, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Passenger
“With prose that taps into the highest of highs and lowest of lows, The Art of Losing shows exactly what it means to have a sister, to be sister, and—the scariest of all—to possibly lose a sister. As a big sister myself, this story rang so true.”
—Susan Dennard, New York Times bestselling author of Truthwitch
“Lizzy Mason's powerful debut is about the bonds and betrayals of sisterhood and accepting flaws in those we love. Emotionally resonant and, at times, gut-wrenching, Harley's story is one that will stay with you long after turning the last page.”
—Elizabeth Eulberg, bestselling author of Better Off Friends
“This book was absolutely one of my favorites this summer, and I wish I could read it all over again and experience it again for the first time. I don't come across a lot of books that touch me in this way.”
—The Book Bratz (blog)
“Carefully crafted . . . With its authentic treatment of addiction, it's an appealing cautionary tale with conviction.”
—Booklist