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3.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 53.76 out of 5 3.76 (33 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leah Stewart Narrator: Staci Snell Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN: 9781415928615
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When Cameron was fifteen, Sonia was her best friend—no one could come between them. Now Cameron is a twenty-nine-year-old research assistant with no meaningful ties to anyone except her aging boss, noted historian Oliver Doucet.

When an unexpected letter arrives from Sonia ten years after the incident that ended their friendship, Cameron doesn’t reply, despite Oliver’s urging. But then he passes away, and Cameron discovers that he has left her with one final task: to track down Sonia and hand-deliver a mysterious package to her. Now without a job, a home, and a purpose, Cameron decides to honor his request, setting off on the road to find this stranger who was once her inseparable other half. 

The Myth of You and Me, the story of Cameron and Sonia’s friendship—as intense as any love affair—and its dramatic demise, captures the universal sense of loss and nostalgia that often lingers after the end of an important relationship. Searingly honest, beautiful, and full of fragile urgency, The Myth of You and Me is a celebration and portrait of a friendship that will appeal to anyone who still feels the absence of that first true friend.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Rice | 2/14/2014

    " Great story about friends. makes me wonder what my childhood friends are up to "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 2/10/2014

    " The history of a friendship, this could me my story. I loved the writing, the way the pain portrayed was so true. Carol Shields lives on and Elizabeth Berg has good company "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 2/8/2014

    " Loved it. Wasn't sure which direction this book was going to take but I'm happy it went the way that it did. :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenn | 2/2/2014

    " Sad book about lost and found friendship. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 1/30/2014

    " Interesting read...not a real page-turner...but a nice story~ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lisa | 1/22/2014

    " I like the story of friendship and how sometimes no matter what a friend does that hurts, we can still be drawn to each other. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 1/14/2014

    " I just grabbed this book of the library shelf with low expectations. Boy was I wrong. This book really delivered, at least for me. I truly loved it. A great story abour frienship and betrayal and discovering who you truly are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 1/2/2014

    " The story of a long time friendship between Cameron and Sophia.Sad that so many years can go by between friends because of un forgiveness. But the friendship felt real and familiar. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 10/20/2013

    " I listened to this on CD. Interesting take on friendship of two girls who grow apart. It would be fun to discuss this book with others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tiffani Morgan | 10/2/2013

    " Great read! It makes you really think about relationships and choices you make and how they effect you throughout your life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carol | 9/17/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It's well written and very engaging. Part of the ending was a surprise to me, which I liked. I would definitely read more of Leah Stewart. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Krysta | 8/23/2013

    " a poignant story regarding the unravelling of a friendship and its consequences. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Claudia Mosey | 8/2/2013

    " I really loved this book.when it was over,I had to call 2 of my best friends,to tell them about the story,so they could read it,we would all be able to identify with this story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Melinda | 4/14/2013

    " If you ever have had a very best friend, it is worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Josie | 4/9/2013

    " This book reflected a period of my life so well, it was borderline spooky. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rtemin | 2/26/2013

    " Ending was too pat, some of the characters could have been developed more (Sonia's mother) but good (quick) read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Akeiisa | 11/2/2012

    " About friendship, finding yourself and making sense of where you've been and where you're going next. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Liz McLean | 4/29/2012

    " It is such an easy read and quickly became my new favorite book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amanda | 3/13/2012

    " If you've ever had a best friend that you've since grown away from, might find this read interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 1/24/2012

    " A quick yet satisfying read that examines the complexities of friendship. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessamyn Saltysiak | 7/16/2011

    " I liked it! I bought it at library book sale because I liked the title and the cover, and the theme of friendship from childhood to adulthood intrigued me, and it didn't disappoint. Lovely little novel with a nice acknowledgement. I will look for more books by Leah Stewart, a Chapel Hill resident. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie | 7/3/2011

    " I just finished this book and it has made me think of all the different friendships I've had in my life and how they have changed over the years, some for the better and some for the worse. This was a quick, easy read with great characters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 5/27/2011

    " A great book on the importance of keeping good friends. Friends will stand by you when the whole world goes away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 5/25/2011

    " Just finished this one. Cassie tried to get me to read this forever ago, and it's been sitting on my shelf for years. Very good book, very touching. About friendship and the tests it goes through in life. Hard to say much else about it, except that I am finally glad to have read it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lori | 4/28/2011

    " well written. enjoyed it very much "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monika | 3/3/2011

    " I needed a bit of light reading while taking a break between two work projects one weekend, and read this cover to cover in one sitting. This would be great as an in-flight or vacation read. I've stashed "Husband and Wife" aside for just such an occasion. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Annie | 2/25/2011

    " My best friend introduced this book to me. I love the friendship in it. Just not the swearing. That is my forwarning "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey | 2/9/2011

    " I was coming down the escalator at Barnes and Noble and saw it from a distance. This novel of friendship and heartbreak was just what I needed to read at that time of my life. It almost seemed fate that I saw it that day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karry | 2/8/2011

    " good story. would try another one by this author at some point "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sophie | 2/6/2011

    " A beautiful book about friendship and the relationship between two women. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heather | 2/5/2011

    " I found this book to be utterly predictable and quite condescending. The characters were sophomoric and underdeveloped. Great for a teenager who has never had a friendship develop beyond the elementary school bff! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kathy | 1/29/2011

    " I have read a few of Stewart's books recently. I think this is was definitely better than Body of a Girl, which I read earlier this week. The characters are better fleshed out, the complexity of the relationships is deeper. Interesting writer. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathy | 1/16/2011

    " One of the best books I've read in awhile. The writer talks about girlhood friendships and has such great language describing them. So sweet, it spoke to my heart about my own young friendships. DARCI!! JOYCE!! JEN!! Read this it is great, I adored it.... "

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About the Author
Author Leah Stewart

Leah Stewart is the author of the novels Husband and Wife, The Myth of You and Me, and Body of a Girl. The recipient of an NEA Literature Fellowship, she teaches in the creative writing program at the University of Cincinnati and lives in Cincinnati with her husband and two children.

About the Narrator

Staci Snell has worked in radio and as an elementary school teacher. She lives in Los Angeles where she works as an actor. Her television credits include The Shield, The Division, and various commercials. As an audiobook narrator, her numerous titles include Sandra Brown’s Demon Rumm; Ann Rule’s Kiss Me, Kill Me; Sharon Rocha’s For Laci; and Jill Smolinski’s The Next Thing on My List.