Friendship -- fiction

Dear Stranger, Dearest Friend

By Laney Katz Becker

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Two very different women meet in a chat room about breast cancer. Their e-mails form a friendship and bond as they learn to laugh and cry together about the absurdities, pain, and most of all, the love that life can bring.
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The Wizard, the Fairy and the Magic Chicken

By Helen Lester, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger

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Three unlikely friends learn how to work together. Typical of this book is the fact that the magic chicken's wand has a pickle on it.... It's a hoot!

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The Jane Austen Book Club

By Karen Joy Fowler

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Six Californians meet regularly to discuss the works of English novelist Jane Austen. The characters' lives and relationships follow the plots of Austen's novels--with an interesting twist!

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Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons

By Lorna Landvik

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Gathering at the Minneapolis hospital where one of them is a patient, five women remember the endless winter thirty years earlier, when they started the Freesia Court Book Club and became friends for life. Like life itself, the book has both funny and sad moments. It follows the women and their families through the personal and societal changes of the late twentieth century.

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The Persian Pickle Club

By Sandra Dallas

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This magical, memorable novel explores the ties that unite women through good times and bad. It is the 1930s, and hard times have hit Harleyville, Kansas, where crops are burning up and there's not a job to be found. For one young farm wife, the highlight of each week is the gathering of the Persian Pickle Club, a group of locals dedicated to improving their minds, exchanging gossip, and putting their well-honed quilting skills to good use.

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The Penny Pinchers Club

By Sarah Strohmeyer

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When Kat discovers that her husband, Griff, has been hiding a secret bank account, her joyful consumerism suddenly loses its appeal. Are their fights about money more serious than she understood? Is he, as her friends suggest, preparing for a divorce? Just in case, Kat decides it's time to start saving and she joins an eclectic but lovable group of savers called the Penny Pinchers Club who teach her that saving time with family is as important as saving money. An irresistible and wonderfully warm-hearted novel about the unexpected ways hardship can lead to happiness.
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Up Island

By Anne Rivers Siddons

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A woman experiences devastating changes in her life and takes refuge with a friend on Cape Cod, where she eventually finds hope of a new life.
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True Talents

David Lubar

Over a year after fourteen-year-old Eddie "Trash" Thalmeyer and his friends from Edgeview Alternative School find out about their psychic abilities, Trash is kidnapped and Torchie, Cheater, Lucky, Flinch, and Martin must join forces to rescue their friend, discovering their true talents in the process.

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