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Bantam Books, 1985 - Fiction - 276 pages
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Two girls, Cee Cee Bloom and Bertie White, meet as children under the boardwalk in Atlantic City and establish a friendship that endures through thirty years.

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Review: Beaches

User Review  - Hunter - Goodreads

It's not poorly written, and it's a decent read, but I just wasn't into it. Having read so many outstanding books last year, this was a poor choice for book one of the new year. I loved the film, and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mareli Thalwitzer - Goodreads

I loved this book and the sequel just as much as the movie. "If your love were a grain of sand, mine would be a universe of beaches" Read full review


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Iris Rainer Dart's early writings included a collaboration on a script for the 60's television show That Girl. Her first novel, The Boys in the Mail Room (1980), was loosely based on the life of her first husband, concert promoter Steve Wolf. Her best known work, Beaches (1985), was the story of a life-long friendship between two women of vastly different backgrounds. In 1988 it was made into a successful film and inspired Dart to write a sequel, I'll Be There (1991).

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