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Between friends, Debbie Macomber

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Between friends
Title
Between friends
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Debbie Macomber
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eng
Summary
The friendship between Jillian and Lesley is revealed through letters and diaries. As they grow up through the 1950s and 60s, their circumstances, their choices--and their mistakes--take them in virtually opposite directions. Lesley stays in their Washington State hometown. She gets pregnant and marries young, living a cramped life defined by the demands of small children, not enough money--never enough money--and an unfaithful husband. Jill lives those years in a completely different way: on a college campus shaken by the Vietnam War and then as an idealistic young lawyer in New York City
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  • Prolific Macomber’s latest traces the lives and friendship of Jillian Lawton and Lesley Adamski through their letters, diaries, and other correspondence. Jillian, the only child of wealthy parents, and Lesley, one of many children born into a poor family, meet when they are in grade school and are immediately taken with one another. Both girls are extremely smart, but Jillian’s family wealth opens doors while Lesley must scrimp and save for everything. Jillian graduates from high school as valedictorian while a pregnant Lesley prepares for marriage. Jillian goes on to prestigious colleges and eventually becomes a lawyer and later a judge, while Lesley’s family grows to four children and she gives up on her hope of becoming a nurse. Both women experience loss, from men to dreams, but through it all they remain the truest of friends for 50 amazing years. Although the correspondence format can grow tiresome, best-selling Macomber, with more than 100 romances and woman’s fiction titles to her credit, sure has a way of pleasing readers. -- Megan Kalan (BookList, 05-15-2002, p1582)
  • Rendezvous Review: Jillian Lawton and Lesley Adamski have been best friends since they were girls, growing up together in the 50 & 60's. Jillian is the only child of wealthy parents and Lesley is the oldest of six children of a struggling young couple. As the two go through high school, they both meet men they feel they can't live without. Both sets of parents disapprove of their daughters' choices, but the girls are determined to be with the men of their dreams and continue their education. Their dream of going away to college together turns to dust when Lesley gets pregnant and marries an older man. As their lives unfold and take different paths, the foundation of their friendship stays solid. This story is told through letters, newspapers articles, journal entries, and birth announcements. A heartwarming, intriguing story that will appeal to anyone who has ever had a best friend. Reviewed May 2002 by Denise M. Rembert
  • The prolific Macomber follows up Thursdays at Eight with this scrapbook-style novel, which relies solely on letters, newspaper clippings, diary entries and even school essays to tell the story of a friendship spanning more than half a century. Born in 1948 in the same Washington State town, Jillian Lawton and Lesley Adamski have vastly different backgrounds. Wealthy Jillian is on a trajectory to become a lawyer like her father. Just as smart, but from the wrong side of the tracks, Lesley is destined to remain in their native Washington; like her mother, she becomes pregnant at a young age by an alcoholic philanderer. Despite their different circumstances, Jillian and Lesley forge a grade-school friendship that lasts a lifetime and is evoked in their various communiqués. Macomber's storytelling is undermined by the ambitious choice of format. Rather than providing intimacy, the "just a short note" conceit deals superficially with the most significant events of the last 50 years (a quick perusal of the half-page e-mail devoted to the World Trade Center attack will be enough to confirm this) and with the characters themselves, who are somewhat thinly drawn. As for the lessons learned—it's generally easier to be rich than poor, it's never too late to take up golf—there's not much that's revelatory. Still, while this book is unlikely to win her new fans, Macomber's old ones will give it a chance. Author tour. (June) --Staff (Reviewed May 20, 2002) (Publishers Weekly, vol 249, issue 20, p47)
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Macomber, Debbie
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Female friendship
  • Married women
  • Women lawyers
  • Diaries
  • Letters
  • Friendship
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • Washington (State)
Target audience
general
Label
Between friends, Debbie Macomber
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Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
332 p.
Isbn
9780778329350
Isbn Type
(trade pbk. : Harlequin)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)51934292
  • (OCoLC)49879996
  • (OCoLC)698127519
Label
Between friends, Debbie Macomber
Publication
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
332 p.
Isbn
9780778329350
Isbn Type
(trade pbk. : Harlequin)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)51934292
  • (OCoLC)49879996
  • (OCoLC)698127519

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