Rich and Pretty

Alam’s study of female friendship is wickedly witty, keenly insightful, and deeply, compassionately wise.”—DAN CHAON, author of Await Your Reply “Engrossing, funny, and wise, Rich and Pretty by Rumaan Alam is the story of two young ...

Rich and Pretty

This irresistible debut, set in contemporary New York, provides a sharp, insightful look into how the relationship between two best friends changes when they are no longer coming of age but learning how to live adult lives. As close as sisters for twenty years, Sarah and Lauren have been together through high school and college, first jobs and first loves, the uncertainties of their twenties and the realities of their thirties. Sarah, the only child of a prominent intellectual and a socialite, works at a charity and is methodically planning her wedding. Lauren—beautiful, independent, and unpredictable—is single and working in publishing, deflecting her parents’ worries and questions about her life and future by trying not to think about it herself. Each woman envies—and is horrified by—particular aspects of the other’s life, topics of conversation they avoid with masterful linguistic pirouettes. Once, Sarah and Lauren were inseparable; for a long a time now, they’ve been apart. Can two women who rarely see one other, selectively share secrets, and lead different lives still call themselves best friends? Is it their abiding connection—or just force of habit—that keeps them together? With impeccable style, biting humor, and a keen sense of detail, Rumaan Alam deftly explores how the attachments we form in childhood shift as we adapt to our adult lives—and how the bonds of friendship endure, even when our paths diverge.

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Rich and Pretty
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Rumaan Alam
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-07 - Publisher: HarperCollins

This irresistible debut, set in contemporary New York, provides a sharp, insightful look into how the relationship between two best friends changes when they are no longer coming of age but learning how to live adult lives. As close as sisters for twenty years, Sarah and Lauren have been together
Leave the World Behind
Language: en
Pages: 272
Authors: Rumaan Alam
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-10-06 - Publisher: HarperCollins

A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick! Finalist for the 2020 National Book Award (Fiction) A Best Book of the Year From: The Washington Post * Time * NPR * Elle * Esquire * Kirkus * Library Journal * The Chicago Public Library * The New York Public
That Kind of Mother
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Rumaan Alam
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-19 - Publisher: Ecco

NAMED A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK OF 2018 BY Buzzfeed • The Boston Globe • The Millions • InStyle • Southern Living • Vogue • Popsugar “With his unerring eye for nuance and unsparing sense of irony, Rumaan Alam’s second novel is both heartfelt and thought-provoking.” — Celeste Ng, author of
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Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Rumaan Alam
Categories: Gardening
Type: BOOK - Published: 1872 - Publisher:

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Language: en
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Categories: Gardening
Type: BOOK - Published: 1785 - Publisher:

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