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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (360 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sally Koslow Narrator: Amanda Ronconi Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN:
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Quincy, Talia, Chloe, and Jules met in the early '90s after answering a roommate ad for a Manhattan apartment. Despite having little in common, the women became fast friends. A decade later, their lives have diverged, though their ties remain strong.

Quincy, a Midwestern introvert, is trying to overcome a set of tragedies by hunting for the perfect home; Talia, a high-energy Brooklyn wife and mom with an outspoken conscience, is growing resentful of her friends' greater financial stability and her husband's lack of ambition; timid Chloe, also a mother, is trying to deflect pressure from her husband, a hedge-fund manager, to play the role of trophy wife; while Jules, a fiercely independent actress/entrepreneur with a wicked set of life rules, is confronting her 40s alone.

When Jules gives her new boyfriend the inside scoop on the real-estate gem Quincy is lusting after, and Talia chases a lucrative job earmarked for Chloe, the women are forced to wrestle with the challenges of love and motherhood. Will their friendships and marriages survive? And at what price? Punchy yet tender, a high-five to sisterhood, this book will hit an emotional bull's-eye for anyone who has had - or been - less than a perfect friend.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 2/18/2014

    " A quick beach read - some chapters were more engaging than others. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Heather | 1/31/2014

    " Four women who are old friends, each chapter from a different one's point of view, interesting plot- what more can you ask for? You could probably ask for a lot, but I'd say this book has most of it. An enjoyable read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Hope | 1/27/2014

    " A story of long time friendships and the changes they undergo. Each chapter was narrated by a different character (four friends) and I sometimes found this confusing. Some friendships stand the test of time and changes in lives and others do not. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 1/24/2014

    " This was such a great book! It was one of those that you couldn't wait to find out what happened to the characters, but didn't want it to end either. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandi | 1/22/2014

    " One part of me wanted this to end happily ever after, but I like that the author didn't take that approach. I think she perfectly displayed human nature. Some times friendships can survive hurt and misdeeds and sometimes they can't. Interesting! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 1/16/2014

    " This book was such a disappointment! I loved this author's last book (The Late, Lamented Molly Marx), so when I saw this at the library, I grabbed it. There couldn't be a greater contrast! I'm even tempted to give it one star, but for some reason I actually finished the book. Maybe 1.5-2 stars? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shirlee | 1/16/2014

    " Interesting stories but way too verbose and roundabout. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eloise | 1/5/2014

    " Four strangers are roomates and become life long friends. Their journey into adulthood and motherhood takes their friendship on different paths. The women and their friendship were interesting and I stayed up late to finish it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 12/29/2013

    " I really enjoyed this story of 4 friends where for once, not everything was "perfect" over the years. It was funny and realistic. "

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

    " I liked this book. It got to be a little drawn out and long towards the end, but all in all, it was a good book. It made me appreciate my friends, b/c I have the best friends in the world and much better than the friends in this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Yvette | 12/3/2013

    " It took me a while to get into this book. I hard a hard time keeping up with the characters but once I got to know each of them the story ended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Elizabeth Davis | 11/5/2013

    " Read in 2011, journal states, "Okay." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Toby Grossman | 6/20/2013

    " Great books. Character development was excellent. Didn't want it to end! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pmcdnld2 | 4/2/2013

    " Not quite as good as Molly Marx but good story about 4 woman who have been friends since they roomed together after college in NY. Now around 40, life has presented each with some issues-can their friendship survive life? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Julie | 2/23/2013

    " I couldn't get into the story and couldn't relate to any of these women. The storylines and keeping track of who was who was a little bit confusing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Violet | 1/30/2013

    " I enjoyed the Late, Lamented Molly Marx more, but this was really good too, especially at the end. Nice light reading, but with enough character development and a few surprises to make it interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 11/26/2012

    " It took awhile for character development but once I figured out who was who I didn't want to put it down! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Trudy Sawyers | 6/9/2012

    " First half of book it was very difficult to keep the characters straight- frustrating. Otherwise it was just okay. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 12/2/2011

    " A good beach read...add it o your summer reading pile! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lindsay | 7/26/2011

    " I got totally sucked into the story. The characters were interesting and I enjoyed seeing friendships develop and unravel. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Stephanie | 6/21/2011

    " I honestly just didn't like these women very much. At the end I still couldn't remember which name belonged to which woman, if that tells you anything. I simply didn't empathize with them or care very much. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lisa | 4/6/2011

    " This book was such a disappointment! I loved this author's last book (The Late, Lamented Molly Marx), so when I saw this at the library, I grabbed it. There couldn't be a greater contrast! I'm even tempted to give it one star, but for some reason I actually finished the book. Maybe 1.5-2 stars? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 3/29/2011

    " Really, pretty good story about four girlfriends as they go from college years to late 30's. Fun stuff. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 2/3/2011

    " I really enjoyed this one. Koslow did a great job of showing the nature of friendship and the backstabbing that sometimes occurs. I would give this five stars, but the last chapter didn't work for me. Nevertheless, I'll read more by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brandi | 1/28/2011

    " One part of me wanted this to end happily ever after, but I like that the author didn't take that approach. I think she perfectly displayed human nature. Some times friendships can survive hurt and misdeeds and sometimes they can't. Interesting! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/26/2011

    " I really enjoyed this story of 4 friends where for once, not everything was "perfect" over the years. It was funny and realistic. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 12/29/2010

    " I liked this book. It got to be a little drawn out and long towards the end, but all in all, it was a good book. It made me appreciate my friends, b/c I have the best friends in the world and much better than the friends in this book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Yvette | 10/25/2010

    " It took me a while to get into this book. I hard a hard time keeping up with the characters but once I got to know each of them the story ended. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 10/11/2010

    " This was such a great book! It was one of those that you couldn't wait to find out what happened to the characters, but didn't want it to end either. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelly | 9/6/2010

    " round and round we go.....this wasn't so bad....it held my interest throughout, but it needed some more action i think. "

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About the Author
Author Sally Koslow

Sally Koslow, born and raised in Fargo, North Dakota, is the former editor-in-chief of McCall’s magazine. Married and the mother of two sons, she lives in New York City.

About the Narrator

Amanda Ronconi is an actress and narrator who divides her time between New York City and upstate New York. She holds a BFA from New York University, where she studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory. Amanda has performed in theaters around New York City and regionally, as well as on film and television.