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The Friends We Keep is the heartwarming and unforgettable New York Times bestselling novel from Jane Green, author of The Sunshine Sisters and The Beach House.
Evvie, Maggie, and Topher have known one another since college. Their friendship was something they swore would last forever. Now years have passed, the friends have drifted apart, and they never found the lives they wanted—the lives they dreamed of when they were young and everything seemed possible.
Evvie starved herself to become a supermodel but derailed her career by sleeping with a married man.
Maggie married Ben, the boy she fell in love with in college, never imagining the heartbreak his drinking would cause.
Topher became a successful actor, but the shame of a childhood secret shut him off from real intimacy.
By their thirtieth reunion, these old friends have lost touch with one another and with the people they dreamed of becoming. Together again, they have a second chance at happiness...until a dark secret is revealed that changes everything.
The Friends We Keep is about how despite disappointments we’ve had or mistakes we’ve made, it’s never too late to find a place to call home.
In this riveting contemporary, Green (The Sunshine Sisters) brings three college friends back together for an unforgettable reunion. In 1986 England, Evvie Williams, a half-Jamaican former child television star from Brooklyn, arrives at West Country University to start her freshman year. Evvie becomes fast friends and roommates with Maggie Hallwell, a girl from Sussex with three brothers and a loving, wealthy family. Though Evvie's parents are divorced and the money she earned as a child is tied up in a trust, she and Maggie ignore their differences and bond instantly over their similarities. They meet Topher Winthrop, another student from the U.S., and the three quickly become inseparable. After graduation, the friends go their separate ways. Maggie works in PR in London and eventually marries Ben Curran, the boy she had a crush on during college. Evvie becomes a supermodel, and Topher gains fame as a soap opera actor. When they attend their 30th college reunion, hoping to reconnect after years of failing to stay in touch, old secrets come to light, threatening their newly reestablished friendships. Green writes with a clear, unfettered voice, filling this page-turner with plot twists and hinting at the power of forgiveness. This novel is an excellent companion for the beach or summer travel especially to a class reunion.
Same title as another novel
This story is strikingly similar to the 2007 Kensington publishing Corp book titled “the friends we keep” by holly chamberlin about 3 college friends that have drifted apart but come back together 20 years later regarded as “a story of rediscovery and letting go, and of the toes that remind us where we’ve been and where we still hope to go”.