The astonishing debut novel from international number one bestselling author Paullina Simons, beautifully repackaged
Tully Makker is a tough young woman from the wrong side of the tracks and she is not always easy to like. But if Tully gives friendship and loyalty, she gives them for good, and she forms an enduring bond with Jennifer and Julie, schoolfriends from very different backgrounds.
As they grow into the world of the seventies and eighties, the lives of the three best friends are changed forever by two young men, Robin and Jack, and a tragedy which engulfs them all.
Against the odds, Tully emerges into young womanhood, marriage and a career. At last Tully Makker has life under control. And then life strikes back in the most unexpected way of all…
‘You’ll never look at life in the same way again. Pick up this book and prepare to have your emotions wrung so completely you’ll be sobbing your heart out one minute and laughing through your tears the next. Tully could be any one of us – a young woman who is strong, full of hope and carrying a lot of childhood baggage. Her experiences of pain, despair and betrayal are offset by moments of dazzling joy, love and, above all, friendship. Read it and weep – literally’ Company
‘A lovely and resonant evocation of that first great bond between woman…It’s deeply moving’ Anne Rivers Siddons
‘As a first novel this is quite astonishing’ Bookseller
About the author
Paullina Simons was born in Leningrad in 1963. As a child she emigrated to Queens, New York, and attended colleges in Long Island. Then she moved to England and attended Essex University, before returning to America. She lives in New York with her husband and children.
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I love this book.
I dont know how many times have i read this book it most it been like 5 or 6 times no exageration and every time i get the same feelings i got the first time. I love this book i even got my cousin and my younger sister hooked on the book i definitly recommend this book to every body.
The only book I've ever read 3 times
The first when it came out, I was a teenager. Again, when I was in my late twenties and now that I am turning forty. I've taken something different from each time as I have grown but essentially the same thing I keep going back to is Tully's struggle to get over the past and live and appreciate the life she has.