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Rich and pretty

by Alam, Rumaan,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 20 Libraries 20 of 24 copies
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Summary

Named a Best Book of 2016 by Esquire, Refinery29, and Nylon

One of Bustle's 17 Of 2016's Most Anticipated Books To Put On Your Wishlist Immediately

One of the Wall Street Journal's Ten Titles to Watch in Summer Fiction

An Amazon Editors' Beach Reads pick

One of Newsday's Best Summer Books 2016

One of PopSugar's 31 Books You MUST Put in your Beach Bag

A Miami Herald summer reads pick

This irresistible debut, set in contemporary New York, provides a sharp, insightful look into how the relationship between two best friends changes when they are no longer coming of age but learning how to live adult lives.

As close as sisters for twenty years, Sarah and Lauren have been together through high school and college, first jobs and first loves, the uncertainties of their twenties and the realities of their thirties.

Sarah, the only child of a prominent intellectual and a socialite, works at a charity and is methodically planning her wedding. Lauren--beautiful, independent, and unpredictable--is single and working in publishing, deflecting her parents' worries and questions about her life and future by trying not to think about it herself. Each woman envies--and is horrified by--particular aspects of the other's life, topics of conversation they avoid with masterful linguistic pirouettes.

Once, Sarah and Lauren were inseparab‚ȧ for a long a time now, they've been apart. Can two women who rarely see one other, selectively share secrets, and lead different lives still call themselves best friends? Is it their abiding connection--or just force of habit--that keeps them together?

With impeccable style, biting humor, and a keen sense of detail, Rumaan Alam deftly explores how the attachments we form in childhood shift as we adapt to our adult lives--and how the bonds of friendship endure, even when our paths diverge.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Alam's debut is a sweet yet cutting exploration of the bonds of friendship in competitive New York City. Sarah and Lauren have been best friends since high school, through college, love, jobs, and the realities of adult life. Lauren works as an associate editor for a publisher of cookbooks, is single, and pursues a carefree, on-the-go lifestyle that offers no prospect of settling down. Sarah, the daughter of a retired singer and a former advisor to the president, leads a charmed, career-free life. Recently engaged to pedestrian Dan, Sarah hopes the wedding will be a low-key affair but is anxious her socialite parents will keep that from happening. As a way to reconnect and keep her parents at bay, Sarah asks Lauren to be her maid of honor and help plan the wedding. Alam moves the story forward with seamless transitions from Sarah to Lauren's voice, punctuated by scenes of biting dialogue; however, the interplay of voices never serves as an integral part of the plot, and rambling takes over in sections. In the run-up to the wedding, the closeness Sarah was hoping to reignite looks forever extinguished when Lauren misbehaves on a bachelorette trip. As Sarah's life moves forward, will she come to realize that there is nothing wrong with growing up, even if that means growing apart from Lauren? With astute descriptions of how values, tastes, desires, and ambitions change over two decades, Alam's tale of a divergent friendship smartly reflects the trial and error nature of finding a mate and deciding how to grow up. (June) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Female friendship -- Fiction.
Rich people -- Fiction.
Publisher New York, NY :2016
Edition First edition.
Language English
Description 295 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN 0062429930
9780062429933
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