The Myth of You and Me: A Novel

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Crown/Archetype, Sep 20, 2005 - Fiction - 288 pages
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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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Nice writing and storytelling. - Goodreads
Unsatisfying ending. - Goodreads
Love story mixed with long life friendship. - Goodreads
Very realistic depiction of intense female friendships. - Goodreads
The characters and plot supported each other perfectly. - Goodreads
Strange ending - not sure I liked it. - Goodreads

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User Review  - oldblack - LibraryThing

Not a bad read, although somewhat contrived in many ways. I really prefer a more realistic story, but this book does have some good elements. I liked the relationship development aspects, looking at ... Read full review

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User Review  - Alice - Goodreads

Friendship of Cameron and Sonia at age 14 through to university. Interesting, Leah Stewart excellent writer. Thanks. Read full review

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Leah Stewart is the author of Body of a Girl. She has taught at Vanderbilt University and Sewanee, the University of the South. She lives outside of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband, writer Matt O’Keefe, and their daughter. Visit her at

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