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As Close as Sisters
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This novel by the author of Our New Normal "will evoke both tears and laughter while leaving readers contemplating the unbreakable bonds of friendship" (Booklist).
Since the age of twelve, McKenzie Arnold has spent every summer at Albany Beach, Delaware, with her best friends Aurora, Janine, and Lilly. The seaside house teems with thirty years of memories—some wonderful, others painful—and secrets never divulged beyond its walls. This summer may be the last they spend together, as Janine contemplates selling her family cottage.
For now, all four enjoy morning beach walks and lazy evenings on the porch, celebrating Lilly's longed-for pregnancy and offering support during McKenzie's greatest crisis. It's a time for laughter and recriminations, a time to forge a new understanding of a long-ago night when Aurora sealed their bond with one devastating act. And as the days gradually shorten, events will unfold in ways they couldn't have predicted, to make this the most momentous summer of all.
In a deeply moving novel filled with heartbreak and warmth, Colleen Faulkner explores the complex ties between four very different women as they move through life together, and apart.
Praise For Colleen Faulkner's Just Like Other Daughters
"This deeply moving story of maternal love and renewal will touch your heart. It's a celebration of the capacity of the human heart to heal itself and embrace change, beautifully written with rare insight." —Susan Wiggs, # 1 New York Times-bestselling author
"Be prepared to weep tears of sorrow as well as tears of joy. This is a novel you won't soon forget." —Holly Chamberlin, author of Last Summer
"So real, so honest . . . I laughed, I hoped, I cried. It's that good." —Cathy Lamb, author of Henry's Sisters

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Colleen Faulkner. (2013). As Close as Sisters. Kensington Books.

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This novel by the author of Our New Normal "will evoke both tears and laughter while leaving readers contemplating the unbreakable bonds of friendship" (Booklist).
Since the age of twelve, McKenzie Arnold has spent every summer at Albany Beach, Delaware, with her best friends Aurora, Janine, and Lilly. The seaside house teems with thirty years of memories—some wonderful, others painful—and secrets never divulged beyond its walls. This summer may be the last they spend together, as Janine contemplates selling her family cottage.
For now, all four enjoy morning beach walks and lazy evenings on the porch, celebrating Lilly's longed-for pregnancy and offering support during McKenzie's greatest crisis. It's a time for laughter and recriminations, a time to forge a new understanding of a long-ago night when Aurora sealed their bond with one devastating act. And as the days gradually shorten, events will unfold in ways they couldn't have...

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This novel by the author of Our New Normal "will evoke both tears and laughter while leaving readers contemplating the unbreakable bonds of friendship" (Booklist).
Since the age of twelve, McKenzie Arnold has spent every summer at Albany Beach, Delaware, with her best friends Aurora, Janine, and Lilly. The seaside house teems with thirty years of memories—some wonderful, others painful—and secrets never divulged beyond its walls. This summer may be the last they spend together, as Janine contemplates selling her family cottage.
For now, all four enjoy morning beach walks and lazy evenings on the porch, celebrating Lilly's longed-for pregnancy and offering support during McKenzie's greatest crisis. It's a time for laughter and recriminations, a time to forge a new understanding of a long-ago night when Aurora sealed their bond with one devastating act. And as the days gradually shorten, events will unfold in ways they couldn't have predicted, to make this the most momentous summer of all.
In a deeply moving novel filled with heartbreak and warmth, Colleen Faulkner explores the complex ties between four very different women as they move through life together, and apart.
Praise For Colleen Faulkner's Just Like Other Daughters
"This deeply moving story of maternal love and renewal will touch your heart. It's a celebration of the capacity of the human heart to heal itself and embrace change, beautifully written with rare insight." —Susan Wiggs, # 1 New York Times-bestselling author
"Be prepared to weep tears of sorrow as well as tears of joy. This is a novel you won't soon forget." —Holly Chamberlin, author of Last Summer
"So real, so honest . . . I laughed, I hoped, I cried. It's that good." —Cathy Lamb, author of Henry's Sisters

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        Since they were 12 years old, McKenzie, Lilly, Janine, and Aurora have spent a summer month together at Janine's beach house in Albany Beach, DE. The friends relish their annual get-togethers--but this year will be different. McKenzie has been diagnosed with an aggressive cancer and the friends know this will be their last summer together at the waterfront retreat. The four characters act as alternating narrators, each telling a story of the vacation and of the previous years, particularly the life-changing day that took place decades before. While they navigate the twists and turns of their lives, the month at the beach becomes a time to grapple with the past and the future. Through disasters and triumphs, the women find solace in the bonds of friendship. VERDICT Readers of women's fiction and in women's book groups will be drawn to romance writer Faulkner's (Just Like Other Daughters) new novel. Pour a glass of pinot grigio, grab a box of tissues, and savor the ride. A discussion guide is included.--Emily Hamstra, Univ. of Michigan Libs., Ann Arbor

        Copyright 2014 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

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        Faulkner (Just Like Other Daughters, 2013) introduces us to McKenzie, Aurora, Janine, and Lilly, four women whose bond runs much deeper than friendship. Friends since they were teenagers, they have lived through everything togethermarriage, divorce, babies, boyfriends, and girlfriends. Each summer, the four spend a month on the Delaware seaside in Janine's childhood home, which is haunted with painful memories but also filled with the joyous ones they have shared over the years. But this summer it's differentit is the last they will spend together because McKenzie is dying. Her terminal cancer diagnosis hangs like a black cloud over the group as they try and work through their individual demons while coming to terms with McKenzie's illness and a future without her. Told from each woman's perspective, As Close as Sisters shares the emotions of four very different women and their personal journeys through heartbreak, hope, and joy. Faulkner addresses serious topics that will evoke both tears and laughter while leaving readers contemplating the unbreakable bonds of friendship.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2014, American Library Association.)

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