Friends for life: a novel

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Crown Publishers, Mar 8, 1994 - Fiction - 213 pages
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After twenty years of separation, four childhood girlfriends--Meredith, Barbara, Lisa, and Ann--meet for dinner once a month, sharing their trials and tribulations. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo.

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Three young girls innocently vow to stay friends forever, unaware of how difficult that vow is to keep. As they approach "thirtysomething,'' discontent over their lives--especially their love lives ... Read full review


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Meg Wolitzer is an American writer born on Long Island, New York. She is the daughter of novelist Hilma Wolitzer. She studied creative writing at Smith College and graduated from Brown University in 1981. Her first novel, Sleepwalking, was published in 1982. Her following books include Hidden Pictures (1986), This Is Your Life (1988), Friends for Life (1994), Surrender, Dorothy (1998), The Wife (2003), The Position (2005), and The Ten-Year Nap (2008). Her short story "Tea at the House" was featured in 1998's Best American Short Stories collection. Wolitzer has taught creative writing at the University of Iowa's Writers' Workshop and Skidmore College and has written several Hollywood screenplays. Two films have been based on her work: This Is My Life and Surrender, Dorothy. Currently she teaches writing at Columbia University and lives in New York with her husband and sons.

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