Firefly Lane

by Hannah, Kristin.

Format: Large Print 2008
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They were known as the Firefly Lane girls -- a single, inseparable unit. On the surface, they were as opposite as two people could be. Kate, doomed to be uncool, had a loving family. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, had a secret home life that was destroying her. The best friends promise to be there for each other forever -- and for thirty years, that promise holds strong. Then events and choices make that promise impossible. Firefly Lane is a novel for anyone who ever had a friend who knew you better than you knew yourself. It's the story of a generation of women who were blessed -- and cursed -- by choices. It's about promises, secrets and betrayals. Ultimately, it's about the one person who has the power to hurt -- and heal you.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Hannah limns the depths of female friendship in her new novel, which follows a girlhood bond that matures into an adult one. Tully Hart and Kate Mularkey come from different backgrounds: vivacious Tully has been abandoned by her hippie mother while studious Kate comes from a stable and loving family. After a devastating incident at a party, 14-year-old Tully finds herself confiding in Kate, thus beginning their unlikely friendship. Through dogged determination, ambitious Tully, who longs to be an anchorwoman, manages to secure them both jobs at a small television station after college; but while Tully pursues her dream of being a reporter, Kate falls for their handsome boss. The women's friendship remains strong as Tully fights her way to the top of the journalistic ladder and Kate finds a new purpose in motherhood, until a betrayal and a tragedy threaten their long-standing bond. Covering the 1970s to the new millennium, Hannah's latest is a moving and realistic portrait of a complex and enduring friendship. Expect female readers to flock to this absorbing novel.--Huntley, Kristine Copyright 2007 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Hannah (On Mystic Lake) goes a little too far into Lifetime movie territory in her latest, an epic exploration of the complicated terrain between best friends-one who chooses marriage and motherhood while the other opts for career and celebrity. The adventures of poor, ambitious Tully Hart and middle-class romantic Kate Mularkey begin in the 1970s, but don't really get moving until about halfway into the book, when Tully, who claws her way to the heights of broadcast journalism, discovers it's lonely at the top, and Katie, a stay-at-home Seattle housewife, forgets what it's like to be a rebellious teen. What holds the overlong narrative together is the appealing nature of Tully and Katie's devotion to one another even as they are repeatedly tested by jealousy and ambition. Katie's husband, Johnny, is smitten with Tully, and Tully, who is abandoned by her own booze-and-drug-addled mother, relishes the adoration from Katie's daughter, Marah. Hannah takes the easy way out with an over-the-top tear-jerker ending, though her upbeat message of the power of friendship and family will, for some readers, trump even the most contrived plot twists. (Feb.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Best friends -- Fiction.
Friendship in adolescence -- Fiction.
Female friendship -- Fiction.
Nineteen seventies -- Fiction.
Large type books.
Publisher Thorndike, Me. :Center Point Pub.,2008
Edition Center Point large print ed.
Language English
Description 637 pages (large print) ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781602851443 (alk. paper)
1602851441 (alk. paper)
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