City of Friends

City of Friends

Book - 2017
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Four Friends. One City. City of Friends is the twentieth novel from the number one bestselling author, Joanna TrollopeThe twentieth stunning book from the lauded bestselling author, Joanna Trollope.The day Stacey Grant loses her job feels like the last day of her life. Or at least, the only life she'd ever known. For who was she if not a City high-flyer, Senior Partner at one of the top private equity firms in London?As Stacey starts to reconcile her old life with the new - one without professional achievements or meetings, but instead, long days at home with her dog and ailing mother, waiting for her successful husband to come home - she at least has The Girls to fall back on. Beth, Melissa and Gaby. The girls, now women, had been best friends from the early days of university right through their working lives, and for all the happiness and heartbreaks in between. But these career women all have personal problems of their own, and when Stacey's redundancy forces a betrayal to emerge that was supposed to remain secret, their long cherished friendships will be pushed to their limits...
Publisher: London : Mantle, 2017.
ISBN: 9781509846757
Branch Call Number: FIC Troll
Characteristics: 329 pages ; 24 cm

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coroboreefarm
Aug 23, 2017

I used to love Joanna Trollope's books back in the days when I devoured the work of Maeve Binchy, Danielle Steele, Mavis Cheek and other writers of gentle domestic fiction. However, as my tastes changed and developed in different directions, I left her books behind, and lost interest in the eternal struggles of her characters to achieve domestic and professional balance.

City of Friends restored my interest in Joanna Trollope's novels. I thoroughly enjoyed reading her latest tale of modern women battling the challenges of careers, families, friendships while seeking to resolve their own senses of self. The novel is engaging in that it is told through the lens of different women, each one facing significant challenges and simultaneously wrestling with the tensions inherent in maintaining their well established friendships along the way.

I enjoyed this gentle story. It is a satisfying summer read.

debwalker Apr 09, 2017

Trollope's latest well told saga on women's choices and complicated lives.

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jazpur
Apr 03, 2017

Mid life crises from a female perspective and well done. This would make excellent TV viewing.

stewaroby Feb 23, 2017

A bit disappointing from Trollope. The characters seemed so sketchily drawn I had trouble remembering who was who. Nothing nasty and a quick read but somehow I remember her being better than this.

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