An astonishing debut about
friendships made in youth, The Girls from Corona del Mar is
a fiercely beautiful novel about how these bonds, challenged by loss, illness,
parenthood, and distance, either break or endure.
Mia and Lorrie Ann are
lifelong friends: hard-hearted Mia and untouchably beautiful, kind Lorrie Ann.
While Mia struggles with a mother who drinks, a pregnancy at fifteen, and
younger brothers she loves but can’t quite be good to, Lorrie Ann is luminous,
surrounded by her close-knit family, immune to the mistakes that mar her best
friend’s life. Then a sudden loss catapults Lorrie Ann into tragedy: things
fall apart, and then fall further—and there is nothing Mia can do to help. And
as good, brave, fair Lorrie Ann stops being so good, Mia begins to question
just who this woman is, and what that question means about them both.
A staggeringly honest, deeply
felt novel of family, motherhood, loyalty, and the myth of the perfect
friendship, The Girls from Corona del Mar asks just how well we know those we love, what we owe
our children, and who we are without our friends. Download and start listening now!