A Lite Too Bright

A Lite Too Bright

For fans of literary classics such as The Catcher in the Rye and The Perks of Being a Wallflower comes a stirring new thought-provoking novel from debut author Sam Miller about a loss shrouded in mystery with twists and turns down every railway.

Arthur Louis Pullman the Third is on the verge of a breakdown. He’s been stripped of his college scholarship, is losing his grip on reality, and has been sent away to live with his aunt and uncle.

It’s there that Arthur discovers a journal written by his grandfather, the first Arthur Louis Pullman, an iconic Salinger-esque author who went missing the last week of his life and died hundreds of miles away from their family home. What happened in that week—and how much his actions were influenced by his Alzheimer’s—remains a mystery.

But now Arthur has his grandfather’s journal—and a final sentence containing a train route and a destination.

So Arthur embarks on a cross-country train ride to relive his grandfather’s last week, guided only by the clues left behind in the dementia-fueled journal. As Arthur gets closer to uncovering a sad and terrible truth, his journey is complicated by a shaky alliance with a girl who has secrets of her own and by escalating run-ins with a dangerous Pullman fan base.

Arthur’s not the only one chasing a legacy—and some feel there is no cost too high for the truth.

Title:A Lite Too Bright
ISBN:9780062662026
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    A Lite Too Bright Reviews

  • Justine May

    Astonishing! This novel is a very refreshing read. Quite ambitious that had live up to my expectations and beyond.It is about Arthur, going through a journey of dealing with loss, healing, family, fri...

  • Lisa

    I breezed through this amazing story. It's big - loss, connections, time, memory, mystery, love and regret. I loved the progression and how information is parsed out over time. Plus, I love when books...

  • Lindsey

    4.5/5. This book is a wildly ambitious, beautifully literary, and refreshingly original story for YA lit. Arthur’s journey to better understand family, faith, and mortality is bittersweet in that wa...

  • Cyn

    Arthur follows the clues his late grandfather left behind to discover what happened in his final days.----4 stars. I loved a lot about this book. I loved Arthur and his family (although I was frustrat...

  • Christy

    I need 6 years to unpack everything I just read. ...

  • Cassandra

    *An ARC was provided by Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*“Would you rather live with miserable truth, or blissful ignorance?”Actual rating: 4.5There are so many things...

  • WV

    A book about TRAINS? egjgjthttghut my love for trains is unhealthy I want this ...

  • Lindsay Bilgram

    “i am nothing but a mosaic of the people i’ve met & the things they’ve carried.”3.5 stars. Poignant, emotional, beautiful written, Sam Miller’s debut novel, A Lite Too Bright is a strange li...

  • Sara (A Gingerly Review)

    I have mixed feelings about this book. It was good but there were big sections that were slow and dragging, which made the story feel five miles longer than it should have been. The ending is what rea...

  • Mina Cole

    Sam Miller's writing is as beautiful as ever!...