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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,722 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Leah Stewart Narrator: Alissa Hunnicutt Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2005 ISBN: 9780739323281
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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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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily Ward | 2/20/2014

    " I read this book in about twelve hours. Great book about friendship between girls and how fragile it is, and yet strong at the same time. "

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

    " Loved this Leah Stewart book, too. She writes with such a clear voice. I actually tabbed pages in the book because I loved the thoughts the author had and how she said them. This book is going on my "keeper shelf". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Fiddlin' Holley | 2/9/2014

    " good book and I love supporting NC authors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shauna | 2/8/2014

    " Friendship, relationships, jealousy, love, hope, bonding, family, connection. But mainly friendship--between girls and how it changes as they grow, but also how it stays the same. A quick read that I enjoyed quite a lot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christine | 1/25/2014

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bren Boston | 1/20/2014

    " This is a very quick read. It is a little like a Judy Blume book for adults, but not enough of one. Although there is some truth to the way events in the book unfold, they are none-the-less frustrating and difficult to believe as true. The story line does provide fodder for a good book club discussion, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michelle | 1/17/2014

    " After her boss and mentor dies, Cameron is sent by him on a trip to meet up with a best friend she had a falling-out with years ago. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen | 1/9/2014

    " A lovely novel about the intricacies of female friendship. Made me think a lot about my girlfriends past and present. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 1/3/2014

    " I liked this book but I expected a more powerful ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 12/23/2013

    " A book for all of us women who have had a falling out with a best friend, though it's pretty deep at times and I feel like they had more issues than most people. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah Boyette | 12/11/2013

    " Blech. A predictable downer. Not recommended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shelby Demers | 12/9/2013

    " It is now my favorite book. I loved everything about it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Christy | 7/8/2013

    " Story of a friendship gone wrong. I remember that I really liked this one back when I read it, but I can't for the life of me remember what was in that package in the end. I guess I need to reread! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Paula | 2/14/2013

    " Have you ever had a friend that you spent all of your time with, lost touch with, and then wondered what happened to them? This book follows one woman's search for such a friend. Really enjoyed this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dena | 12/20/2012

    " I was expecting more from this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mercedes | 10/28/2012

    " just really good. because everyone has that friend that you loved to no end and then for some reason stopped seeing or talking to. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jobie | 9/14/2012

    " Easy read on gym equipment. I'd like a story about the historian in the novel instead. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Addicted to Books | 8/9/2012

    " Before I even finished the first chapter I knew I wasn't going to like this book. It read like Judy Blume. Only not good. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 CeeCee | 7/14/2012

    " I can't believe I got suckered into reading something that should be classified as chick-lit. There's nothing wrong with chick-lit...except that I am not a chick-lit type of girl. Seriously. Really? I knew what was going to happen but still...I kept reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Casey | 5/16/2012

    " 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 Jenny | 8/7/2011

    " Any woman who has had a longterm friendship with its ups and downs will identify with this book. And it wasn't typical - I found very drawn in by the writing itself. Very recommended. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 8/3/2011

    " I really liked this book a lot. I heard about it from a friend's review. Its the first book I've like this much in a long time. "

  • 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.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Claire | 1/1/2011

    " The book was a tad more mystical than I normally prefer but I identified with the main plotline very much. "

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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.