Firefly Lane

Firefly Lane

A Novel

eBook - 2008
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From the New York Times bestselling author of On Mystic Lake comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship. . . .In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the "coolest girl in the world" moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it allђ́ؤ-beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer's end they've become TullyandKate. Inseparable.So begins Kristin Hannah's magnificent new novel. Spanning more than three decades and playing out across the ever-changing face of the Pacific Northwest, Firefly...
Publisher: 2008
Edition: 1
ISBN: 9781429927840
Branch Call Number: E-Book
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NanCcan
Nov 28, 2016

More in depth than other books by this author. I liked it, and enjoyed spending two thick novels with these characters (this one, and its sequel, Fly Away).

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MillieBT
Jan 27, 2016

Well done....Kleenex needed

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okinpa
Sep 14, 2015

ugh

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brenstuhr
Aug 18, 2015

Great characters. Enjoyed her writing style

Shallow, reads like the plot of a soap opera. The characters are career Barbie dolls making dumb mistakes with little reflection on anything beyond their own lives.

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ucblue
Sep 23, 2014

My mom encouraged me to read this novel, and I am very glad she did. This novel was slow at first but then rapidly grew interesting! The characters are so realistic and relatable that it makes you pause and see if that could apply to you. Certainly a novel to read at some point in your life.

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Seattlegal2004
Jul 21, 2014

Loved this book! Yes, it was long but I really enjoy character-driven books. She breaks up the chapters into decades of their lives and keeps it interesting. So, they start out as friends when they were 10 yrs old and keeps going.

Just when you think she could finish the book at a certain chapter, she starts a new journey. Definitely worth reading and enjoyable.

SpringAltman Jul 08, 2014

A friendship that lasts a lifetime, two women endure the ups and downs of life thru the years.
I liked this book, it was a little long.
I thought it could have been shorter, but with the same outcome and overall effect

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mjivy
Jun 17, 2014

From the New York Times bestselling author of On Mystic Lake comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship. . . . In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the “coolest girl in the world” moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all---beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer’s end they’ve become TullyandKate. Inseparable. So begins Kristin Hannah’s magnificent new novel. Spanning more than three decades and playing out across the ever-changing face of the Pacific Northwest, Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the bulkhead of their lives. From the beginning, Tully is desperate to prove her worth to the world. Abandoned by her mother at an early age, she longs to be loved unconditionally. In the glittering, big-hair era of the eighties, she looks to men to fill the void in her soul. But in the buttoned-down nineties, it is television news that captivates her. She will follow her own blind ambition to New York and around the globe, finding fame and success . . . and loneliness. Kate knows early on that her life will be nothing special. Throughout college, she pretends to be driven by a need for success, but all she really wants is to fall in love and have children and live an ordinary life. In her own quiet way, Kate is as driven as Tully. What she doesn’t know is how being a wife and mother will change her . . . how she’ll lose sight of who she once was, and what she once wanted. And how much she’ll envy her famous best friend. . . . For thirty years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship---jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they’ve survived it all until a single act of betrayal tears them apart . . . and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test. Firefly Lane is for anyone who ever drank Boone’s Farm apple wine while listening to Abba or Fleetwood Mac. More than a coming-of-age novel, it’s the story of a generation of women who were both blessed and cursed by choices. It’s about promises and secrets and betrayals. And ultimately, about the one person who really, truly knows you---and knows what has the power to hurt you . . . and heal you. Firefly Lane is a story you’ll never forget . . . one you’ll want to pass on to your best friend.(

wayneschik Dec 09, 2013

I loved this book from start to finish...it is rather long and I would have preferred hard cover,because it was hard for me to hold on to, but the story was amazing! I have quite a few jewels by this author and she never disappoints!! I went to Goodwill and picked up 2 books that I haven't read or owned yet...what a treasure! Kristin Hannah is an author to curl up with, next to a fire on a cold day/night or sit outside with the breeze softly blowing...I love her!!

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SpringAltman Jul 08, 2014

Katie thinks Tully is the 'coolest girl'
when she meets her, and Tully could just use a friend. So begins a lifelong
friendship that endure ups and downs of life.

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SpringAltman Jul 08, 2014

“That was what a best friend did: hold up a mirror and show you your heart.”
― Kristin Hannah, Firefly Lane

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