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2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 2.00 (1,342 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lauren Fox Narrator: Amy Rubinate Publisher: Dreamscape Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For Willa Jacobs, seeing her best friend, Jane Weston, is like looking in a mirror on a really good day. Strangers assume they are sisters, a comparison Willa secretly enjoys. They share an apartment, clothing, and groceries, eking out rent with part-time jobs. Willa writes advertising copy, dreaming up inspirational messages for tea bags, while Jane cleans houses and writes poetry about it.

Together Willa and Jane are a fortress of private jokes and shared opinions, with a friendship so close there’s hardly room for anyone else. But when Ben, Willa’s oldest friend, reappears and falls in love with Jane, Willa wonders: Can she let her two best friends find happiness with each other if it means leaving her behind?

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A funny, astute examination of the fragility of friendship.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “A perfect…page-turner for cozy winter nights.”


  • “A strikingly wise exploration of the bonds people forge and break. Fox delivers on plot, but it’s her insight, emotion, and eye for universal truths that make Friends Like Us memorable.”


  • “A poignant comedy…Fox makes you care about Willa and everyone else in Friends Like Us long after you’ve finished.”

    Washington Post

  • “How to make a novel about the shaky geometry of romance feel fresh? Lauren Fox, in her second novel, succeeds admirably, partly because she places her twenty-something characters against a grim backdrop of economic uncertainty and the not-quite-healed wounds of parental failures.”

    Boston Globe

  • “The hard emotional truths go down easily amid the smart, rapid-fire wit. A pure if heartbreaking pleasure.”

    Booklist (starred review)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Peebee | 2/20/2014

    " This was like a book version of the "Reality Bites" screenplay. It really had that feel to it. I cannot lie, Reality Bites is one of my favorite movies. This book would have received 5 stars, except for the frustrating ending (which I won't give away). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ilian Bandaranayake | 2/12/2014

    " This book seemed promising in the beginning but the main character was really getting on my nerves as it went on. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ashley | 2/3/2014

    " It was a great story about friends and how messy love can get! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Stacyann | 1/28/2014

    " Oh, this book left me with many unanswered questions and a lot of theories! It was very good, I highly recommend! "

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About the Author
Author Lauren Fox

Lauren Fox is the author of Still Life with Husband. She earned her MFA from the University of Minnesota, and her work has appeared in the New York Times, Marie Claire, Seventeen, Glamour, and Salon. She lives in Milwaukee with her husband and two daughters.