Sunday, March 8, 2015

Friendship in Fiction

Working on the 5th floor information desk at the Halifax Central Library, surrounded by our great fiction collection, interesting book displays, and aromatic smell of coffee it is hard not to be inspired to write a blog post about books! Today I would like to highlight books about friendship from our nice display “Friendship in Fiction” on the 5th floor at the Halifax Central Library:

The Interestings by Meg Wolitzer

“Forging a powerful bond in the mid-1970s that lasts throughout subsequent decades, six individuals pursue challenges into their midlife years, including an aspiring actress who harbors jealousy toward friends who achieve successful creative careers.”

The Unprofessionals by Julie Hecht

“In Hecht's debut novel, the anonymous narrator plays the lead role, and the slender plot focuses on her friendship with the son of a world-famous reproductive surgeon, a young man she has known since he was a little boy. He, too, is an outsider and misfit, an "unprofessional," and together in a series of phone conversations they wittily ponder the ridiculous world in which they live-which includes electrologists/leg waxers, JollyRoger candies, Waterpiks and toothbrushes…”

At the Bottom of the Sky by Peter Dubé

"Through a long, hot summer in the city, a group of friends on the margins confronts a series of utterly unmotivated fabrications. One friend has misled the others. Why? The question haunts their exchanges, relationships, and work as they struggle through the shadows and sweat of their nightly adventures."  Back cover.

The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty by Amanda Filipacchi

“A magical and comedic take on modern love, the power of friendship, and the allure of disguise. Meet the Knights of Creation, a group of artistic friends struggling with society's standards of beauty. To complicate matters, the friends discover they may have a murderer in their midst, that Barb's calm disposition is more dangerously provocative than her beauty ever was, and that Lily's musical talents are more powerful than anyone could have imagined. Imbued with Amanda Filipacchi's characteristic twisted charm and absurdist, satiric wit, The Unfortunate Importance of Beauty is touching, whimsical, and gorgeously strange." Publisher.

Ladies' Night by Mary Kay Andrews

“Cut off from her palatial home and checking account after an act of post-divorce rage forces her to move in with her widowed mother and attend court-mandated group therapy, rising media star Grace Stanton bonds with three fellow patients who she helps plot respective pursuits of justice and closure.”

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