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The Friends We Keep

The Friends We Keep
 

The new rich and heartwarming novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sunshine Sisters and Falling, about second chances later in life. Maggie, Evvie, and Topher met one another during their first week at university and instantly bonded, promising one day, after g... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780399583346
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Published 4 June 2019 by Berkley
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Green, Jane
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ISBN-13 9780399583346
ISBN-10 0399583343
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Berkley
Imprint Berkley Books
Publication Date 4 June 2019
Publication Country
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Green, Jane
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 384
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 229mm
Spine: 33mm
Weight 590g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Women, Friendship, Secrecy, Thrillers (Fiction)
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 960129

Description of this Book

The new rich and heartwarming novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Sunshine Sisters and Falling, about second chances later in life. Maggie, Evvie, and Topher met one another during their first week at university and instantly bonded, promising one day, after graduation, they would all live together. But life soon got in the way. Evvie starves herself to become a successful model, a career curtailed only after a one-night stand with the--married--man she has always loved results in pregnancy. She quits to raise her son, Jack, but finds herself lost and lonely when her nest empties. Meanwhile, Maggie marries Ben, the boy she lusted after at university, but they are never able to have the children they want, and Ben becomes an alcoholic. When he unexpectedly dies of liver disease, Maggie can't help but feel relief, though she doesn't know what to do with her newfound freedom. And Topher enjoyed a successful career as a soap opera actor but now lives with a much-older partner, Dickie, as his caretaker. At their thirtieth university reunion, the friends decide to keep their promise and all move in together. It seems to be the answer to all their problems until the day Jack makes a surprise visit, and he reveals himself to be the spitting image--and obvious son--of Ben. Now the three friends must confront their secrets and discover where the regrets in their lives truly lie. The Friends We Keep is about how you never stop growing up. No matter what disappointments we have had, what mistakes we have made, it's never too late to find happiness.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Love, grief, and forgiveness illuminate this compelling summer read. --Kirkus Reviews

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Author's Bio

A former journalist in the UK and a graduate of the International Culinary Center in New York, Jane Green has written many novels (including Jemima J, The Beach House, Falling, and, most recently, The Sunshine Sisters), most of which have been New York Times bestsellers, and one cookbook, Good Taste. Her novels are published in more than twenty-five languages, and she has over ten million books in print worldwide. She lives with her husband and a small army of children and animals.

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