Friends and Strangers J. Courtney Sullivan

Friends and Strangers

Author: J. Courtney Sullivan
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Book Title
Friends and Strangers
Author
J. Courtney Sullivan
ISBN
9780525520597
A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK An insightful, hilarious, and compulsively readable novel about a complicated friendship between two women who are at two very different stages in life, from the best-selling author of Maine and Saints for All Occasions (named one of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of the Year and a New York Times Critics' Pick). Elisabeth, an accomplished journalist and new mother, is struggling to adjust to life in a small town after nearly twenty years in New York City. Alone in the house with her infant son all day (and awake with him much of the night), she feels uneasy, adrift. She neglects her work, losing untold hours to her Brooklyn moms' Facebook group, her "influencer" sister's Instagram feed, and text messages with the best friend she never sees anymore. Enter Sam, a senior at the local women's college, whom Elisabeth hires to babysit. Sam is struggling to decide between the path she's always planned on and a romantic entanglement that threatens her ambition. She's worried about student loan debt and what the future holds. In short order, they grow close. But when Sam finds an unlikely kindred spirit in Elisabeth's father-in-law, the true differences between the women's lives become starkly revealed and a betrayal has devastating consequences. A masterful exploration of motherhood, power dynamics, and privilege in its many forms, Friends and Strangers reveals how a single year can shape the course of a life.Binding Type: HardcoverAuthor: J. Courtney SullivanPublisher: Knopf Publishing GroupPublished: 06/30/2020ISBN: 9780525520597Pages: 416Weight: 1.60lbsSize: 9.50h x 6.50w x 1.50dReview Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 02/01/2020 pg. 55Publishers Weekly 03/09/2020Booklist 04/01/2020 pg. 16
A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK

An insightful, hilarious, and compulsively readable novel about a complicated friendship between two women who are at two very different stages in life, from the best-selling author of Maine and Saints for All Occasions (named one of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of the Year and a New York Times Critics' Pick).

Elisabeth, an accomplished journalist and new mother, is struggling to adjust to life in a small town after nearly twenty years in New York City. Alone in the house with her infant son all day (and awake with him much of the night), she feels uneasy, adrift. She neglects her work, losing untold hours to her Brooklyn moms' Facebook group, her "influencer" sister's Instagram feed, and text messages with the best friend she never sees anymore. Enter Sam, a senior at the local women's college, whom Elisabeth hires to babysit. Sam is struggling to decide between the path she's always planned on and a romantic entanglement that threatens her ambition. She's worried about student loan debt and what the future holds. In short order, they grow close. But when Sam finds an unlikely kindred spirit in Elisabeth's father-in-law, the true differences between the women's lives become starkly revealed and a betrayal has devastating consequences.

A masterful exploration of motherhood, power dynamics, and privilege in its many forms, Friends and Strangers reveals how a single year can shape the course of a life.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: J. Courtney Sullivan
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Published: 06/30/2020
ISBN: 9780525520597
Pages: 416
Weight: 1.60lbs
Size: 9.50h x 6.50w x 1.50d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 02/01/2020 pg. 55
Publishers Weekly 03/09/2020
Booklist 04/01/2020 pg. 16
A TODAY SHOW #ReadWithJenna BOOK CLUB PICK

An insightful, hilarious, and compulsively readable novel about a complicated friendship between two women who are at two very different stages in life, from the best-selling author of Maine and Saints for All Occasions (named one of the Washington Post's Ten Best Books of the Year and a New York Times Critics' Pick).

Elisabeth, an accomplished journalist and new mother, is struggling to adjust to life in a small town after nearly twenty years in New York City. Alone in the house with her infant son all day (and awake with him much of the night), she feels uneasy, adrift. She neglects her work, losing untold hours to her Brooklyn moms' Facebook group, her "influencer" sister's Instagram feed, and text messages with the best friend she never sees anymore. Enter Sam, a senior at the local women's college, whom Elisabeth hires to babysit. Sam is struggling to decide between the path she's always planned on and a romantic entanglement that threatens her ambition. She's worried about student loan debt and what the future holds. In short order, they grow close. But when Sam finds an unlikely kindred spirit in Elisabeth's father-in-law, the true differences between the women's lives become starkly revealed and a betrayal has devastating consequences.

A masterful exploration of motherhood, power dynamics, and privilege in its many forms, Friends and Strangers reveals how a single year can shape the course of a life.

Binding Type: Hardcover
Author: J. Courtney Sullivan
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Published: 06/30/2020
ISBN: 9780525520597
Pages: 416
Weight: 1.60lbs
Size: 9.50h x 6.50w x 1.50d

Review Citations: Library Journal Prepub Alert 02/01/2020 pg. 55
Publishers Weekly 03/09/2020
Booklist 04/01/2020 pg. 16