Between Friends

Between Friends

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  • debbie Macomber Tells The Story Of A Remarkable Friendship--and Tells It In A Remarkable Way. between Friends Is A Story In Which Every Woman Will Recognize Herself...and Her Best Friend.

    the Friendship Between Jillian Lawton And Lesley Adamski Begins In The Postwar Era Of The 1950s. As They Grow Up, Their Circumstances, Their Choices--and Their Mistakes--take Them In Virtually Opposite Directions. Lesley Gets Pregnant And Marries Young, Living A Cramped Life Defined By The Demands Of Small Children, Not Enough Money, An Unfaithful Husband. Jillian Lives Those Years On A College Campus Shaken By The Vietnam War And Then As An Idealistic Young Lawyer In New York City.

    over The Years And Across The Miles, Through Marriage, Children, Divorce And Widowhood, Jillian And Lesley Remain Close, Sharing Every Grief And Every Joy. There Are No Secrets Between Friends....

    publishers Weekly

    the Prolific Macomber Follows Up Thursdays At Eight With This Scrapbook-style Novel, Which Relies Solely On Letters, Newspaper Clippings, Diary Entries And Even School Essays To Tell The Story Of A Friendship Spanning More Than Half A Century. Born In 1948 In The Same Washington State Town, Jillian Lawton And Lesley Adamski Have Vastly Different Backgrounds. Wealthy Jillian Is On A Trajectory To Become A Lawyer Like Her Father. Just As Smart, But From The Wrong Side Of The Tracks, Lesley Is Destined To Remain In Their Native Washington; Like Her Mother, She Becomes Pregnant At A Young Age By An Alcoholic Philanderer. Despite Their Different Circumstances, Jillian And Lesley Forge A Grade-school Friendship That Lasts A Lifetime And Is Evoked In Their Various Communiques. Macomber's Storytelling Is Undermined By The Ambitious Choice Of Format. Rather Than Providing Intimacy, The Just A Short Note Conceit Deals Superficially With The Most Significant Events Of The Last 50 Years (a Quick Perusal Of The Half-page E-mail Devoted To The World Trade Center Attack Will Be Enough To Confirm This) And With The Characters Themselves, Who Are Somewhat Thinly Drawn. As For The Lessons Learned - It's Generally Easier To Be Rich Than Poor, It's Never Too Late To Take Up Golf - There's Not Much That's Revelatory. Still, While This Book Is Unlikely To Win Her New Fans, Macomber's Old Ones Will Give It A Chance. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

  • Author: Macomber, Debbie.
  • Publisher: MIRA
  • Pages: 352
  • Publication Date: 2011-01-25T00:00:01Z
  • Edition: Reissue
  • Binding: Paperback
  • MSRP: 9.89
  • ISBN13: 9780778329350
  • ISBN: 0778329356
  • Language: en_US
  • Quality Rating: 1
  • "Book cover image may be different than what appears on the actual book."