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Firefly lane
by Kristen Hannah
From The Jacket:From the New York Times bestselling author of On Mystic Lake comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship .In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the “coolest girl in the world” moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all, beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer’s end they’ve become TullyandKate. Inseparable. So begins Kristin Hannah’s magnificent new novel. Spanning more than three decades and playing out across the ever changing face of the Pacific Northwest, Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the bulkhead of their lives. From the beginning, Tully is desperate to prove her worth to the world. Abandoned by her mother at an early age, she longs to be loved unconditionally. In the glittering, big hair era of the eighties, she looks to men to fill the void in her soul. But in the buttoned down nineties, it is television news that captivates her. She will follow her own blind ambition to New York and around the globe, finding fame and success and loneliness. Kate knows early on that her life will be nothing special. Throughout college, she pretends to be driven by a need for success, but all she really wants is to fall in love and have children and live an ordinary life. In her own quiet way, Kate is as driven as Tully. What she doesn’t know is how being a wife and mother will change her, how she’ll lose sight of who she once was, and what she once wanted. And how much she’ll envy her famous best friend. For thirty years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship, jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they’ve survived it all until a single act of betrayal tears them apart, and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test. Firefly Lane is for anyone who ever drank Boone’s Farm apple wine while listening to Abba or Fleetwood Mac. More than a coming of age novel, it’s the story of a generation of women who were both blessed and cursed by choices. It’s about promises and secrets and betrayals. And ultimately, about the one person who really, truly knows you, and knows what has the power to hurt you and heal you. Firefly Lane is a story you’ll never forget, one you’ll want to pass on to your best friend.
I read this awhile back and it was very good. Heartwarming story of 2 good friends and their lives.
by-busyladyln 2010/03/15, 02:46 PM
If you are the kind of person that would be lost without your best friend this is the perfect book. Kristin Hannah takes you right into the lives of two women who have been best friends for decades. She skillfully leads you through their ups and downs and plays heavily on your emotions, so have plenty of Kleenex ready.
by-Lyn 2009/11/25, 10:45 AM
The emotions and feelings in this book were so real. While it spans a lifetime friendship, it has something everyone can relate to. Not only mothers, but I think daughters will appreciate this just as much. It gave me a new found appreciation for my mom and is definitely a book I would recommend.
by-Haley 2009/07/24, 07:57 AM
You won't want to put this book down once you have started it. It's sad at times so be sure to have some kleenex near by. It was a beautiful story about friendship; it made me laugh and cry.
by-Beth 2009/07/11, 06:47 PM
This is a very emotional book for any mother who has a daughter. An excellent story you will surely enjoy.
by-Sara 2009/06/17, 09:24 AM
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