Friends from Home (Hardcover)
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“An insightful, keenly observant debut about the power and complexities of a lifelong female friendship. Engrossing and wildly relatable.”—Carola Lovering, author of Tell Me Lies
“A big-hearted story with deep roots in a complicated old friendship . . . A moving tale of love and life-changing choices.”—Hannah Orenstein, author of Head Over Heels
A timeless story about female friendship with an incredibly timely hook that makes it perfect for the millennial reader
Jules O'Brien and Michelle Davis have been best friends since third grade, when Jules and her single mother moved from Cleveland to the small Alabama town where Michelle's family has lived for generations.
Now in their midtwenties, the childhood friends live miles and worlds apart. When Jules agrees to be the maid of honor in Michelle's wedding, she quickly realizes just how different the two have become. Over the years, their passions and politics have diverged, and in the middle of wedding-planning squabbles, they feel more like strangers than the sisters they once were. When their friendship reaches a breaking point, Jules will have to decide if the bond they once had as girls is strong enough to reunite the women they are now. Is shared history enough to carry their friendship through a lifetime?
Disarming and wildly relatable, this novel is perfect for anyone who knows the complex love we have for our friends from home. It will have you calling the Michelle to your Jules immediately to discuss.
About the Author
Lauryn Chamberlain was born and raised in Michigan. She studied journalism and French at Northwestern University and then moved to New York City, where she worked for several years as a journalist, freelance writer, and content strategist (sometimes simultaneously). She currently lives in Toronto.
Praise for Friends From Home
"An insightful, keenly observant debut about the power and complexities of a lifelong female friendship. Engrossing and wildly relatable."—Carola Lovering, author of Tell Me Lies
"Friends From Home is a big-hearted story with deep roots in a complicated old friendship. This moving tale of love and life-changing choices had me racing to the final page so I could call my best friend to discuss Jules and Michelle together."—Hannah Orenstein, author of Head Over Heels
"Is shared history a solid enough basis for a lifetime of friendship? Set against a backdrop of New York publishing and a very Southern wedding, Friends From Home is about deciding who you want to be and who you want along for the ride. This sweet summer read is a thoughtful, relatable tale of female friendship and modern values.”—Georgia Clark, author of The Regulars
"We don’t talk about friendships fading or changing, but sometimes they do. Lauryn Chamberlain’s Friends From Home captures the love, sorrow, and continued devotion that comes with reconfiguring the friendships that made you who you are. A perfect book for anyone who’s growing up and trying to figure out how their old friends fit in their new lives."—Kayleen Schaefer, author of Text Me When You Get Home