Book: “Friends and Strangers” by J. Courtney Sullivan
Genre: Women’s Literature/Fiction
Publication Date: June 30th, 2020
This book was released back in June 2020 and I can’t wait to read it! The story focuses on what a difference a year can make and centers on women! Themes in the book include motherhood, power and privilege. After reading “The Book of Longings” and enjoying the fantastic ferocity of female friendships, I’m looking forward to this novel. This one seems like it will have plenty of twists and turns and maybe even a darker side. I can’t wait to read it and find out! See the synopsis below for details.
“Elisabeth, an accomplished journalist and new mother, is struggling to adjust to life in a small town after nearly twenty years in New York City. Alone in the house with her infant son all day (and awake with him much of the night), she feels uneasy, adrift. She neglects her work, losing untold hours to her Brooklyn moms’ Facebook group, her “influencer” sister’s Instagram feed, and text messages with the best friend she never sees anymore. Enter Sam, a senior at the local women’s college, whom Elisabeth hires to babysit. Sam is struggling to decide between the path she’s always planned on and a romantic entanglement that threatens her ambition. She’s worried about student loan debt and what the future holds. In short order, they grow close. But when Sam finds an unlikely kindred spirit in Elisabeth’s father-in-law, the true differences between the women’s lives become starkly revealed and a betrayal has devastating consequences.”
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