The following books on female friendship are newly available through the Allen County Public Library.
“Happy andYou Know It” by Laura Hankin
Accepting a job as a playgroup musician for Park Avenue infants after her band rises to stardom without her, Claire is drawn into the glamorous world of wealthy clients who hide secrets and betrayals beneath competitive social-media stardom.
“Seven Lies” by Elizabeth Kay
Lying to her best friend about liking her wealthy, priggish husband, Jane discovers that one lie leads to another – and to murder – in a thriller about the toxic friendships between women, obsession and the things we do for love.
“We Came Hereto Shine” by Susie Orman Schnall
While performing at the 1939 New York World's Fair, Vivi, who dreams of being a Hollywood actress, forges an enduring friendship with Maxine, a journalist, and together they realize just how daring and bold they really are during the most meaningful summer of their lives.
“Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close” by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman
The feminist hosts of the “Call Your Girlfriend” podcast argue that close friendship is the most influential and important relationship a human life can have, sharing strategies for creating fulfilling, long-term relationships with friends.
“The Equivalents: A Story of Art, Female Friendship, and Liberation in the 1960s” by Maggie Doherty
Describes the bonds of friendship, ambition, art and activism that formed among five women who were offered paid fellowships in artistic achievement at Radcliffe in the 1960s, including poet Anne Sexton, sculptor Mariana Pineda and writer Tillie Olsen.
“Friendsand Strangers” by J. Courtney Sullivan
Struggling to adjust to small-town life after having a baby, an accomplished New York City journalist immerses herself in social media before bonding with a babysitter from a very different walk of life.