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by Kristin Hannah

  • ISBN: 0312364083
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Kristin Hannah
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press; 1st Printing edition (February 5, 2008)
  • Pages: 496 pages
  • FB2 size: 1209 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 358
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Part of Firefly Lane series by Kristin Hannah. They used to be called the Firefly Lane girls. That was a long time ago-more than three decades-but just now, as she lay in bed listening to a winter storm raging outside, it seemed like yesterday.

Part of Firefly Lane series by Kristin Hannah. In the past week (unquestionably the worst seven days of her life), she'd lost the ability to distance herself from the memories.

So begins Kristin Hannah’s magnificent new novel

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.

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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 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.


Reviews about Firefly Lane (7):
Billy Granson
This novel was just all right. Having read the nightengale first, my expectations were probably higher than they should be. I found both Kate and Tully to be relatively one dimensional and thoroughly predictable. It was hard to appreciate Tully for the flawed person she was, given how obviously self centered and emotionally needy she was. Trust me, I get that that was intentional given her background, but it didnt endear me to her anyway. It was also hard to feel sorry for Kate, the strong and often silent self identified martyr, who seemed to cling to a friendship she had long since outgrown. The tone of the story- sisterhood, sacrifice, acceptance, loyalty- were prevalent, but wasted on characters who seemed to only stay "bffs" out of complacency and loneliness. That being said, it was ok if you're looking for something light and easy. If you're looking for anything deeper, probably look elsewhere.
Armin
“One thing I can tell you for sure is this: we only regret what we don't do in life.”

I have only one word to describe Kristin Hannah's work: POWERFUL.

Over the years, I have heard how good of an author she is but until you picked and read one of her books, you really don't have ANY idea.

Firefly Lane is my first book by her (sad, isn't?) and I will never forget it. In my honest opinion, it's a powerful (there goes that word again) display of women's fiction.

Firefly Lane tells the story of two girls, both dealing with their own pain, who bring their guard down long enough to become best friends. This friendship continues through their ups and downs over the span of three decades.

Kate Mullarkey is the shy girl, with thick glasses and a retainer. She feels lonely and uncool. She wishes things were different. Her mother seems overbearing and things at school couldn't be worse. Her closest friends have moved forward to boys and parties, leaving Kate behind.

Tully Hart has had her heart broken by her mother Dorothy "Cloud" too many times to count. When she was just a small child, Cloud dropped her at her grandmother's house and didn't return for years. At fourteen, Tully has become a beautiful and popular girl and Cloud is back to take Tulla with her. This time, they made it all the way to Firefly Lane where Tully will have to start a new school and make new friends. But, Tully is starving for the real thing, she wants to feel loved. She wants to matter. She doesn't want to be left behind again.

Kate and Tully's world come together just when they needed each other the most. From the moment they promised to be friends, they are part of each other's lives. Through high school, dating, college, work, marriage and tragedy, they will be each other's support system. The reader follows them throughout the 70's, 80's, 90's and 2000's with the (amazing
“To make real friends you have to put yourself out there. Sometimes people will let you down, but you can't let that stop you. If you get hurt, you just pick yourself up, dust off your feelings, and try again.”

I will say that the last part of this book made me a sobbing mess but I couldn't put this audio down. Through cleaning, shopping, and driving, Kate and Tully followed me. I was right there with them. I felt their pain and sorrow.

With Firefly Lane, Kristin Hannah has made me a fan for life.

“Dying was a lonely business.”

5/5 Fangs
tamada
I didn't find "The Nightingale" to be the work of utter perfection that so many others did, but I liked it enough to check out other Kristin Hannah books. I then liked "The Great Alone" enough to try a third, which is how I landed here, with "Firefly Lane." (Which unfortunately led to the waste of Kindle battery charge that was "Fly Away," but that's a whole other review.)

I enjoyed "Firefly Lane" well enough as a light, rather vacuous beach-type read, and the three stars are a tribute to the fact that I didn't think of it as a waste of time. It does have its issues, though, and they appear throughout the book like an annoying Greek chorus. They're a bit like being stung by a jellyfish: You forget how painfully annoying it is until it happens again.

Foremost among "Firefly Lane's" jellyfish Greek chorus is an issue many other reviewers have already pointed out. Prepare to be hit over the head by every product, piece of apparel, type of hair accessory, toy, TV show, song, game and more from each of the decades we spend with Tully and Kate. How many times can we hear about "low-slung bell-bottomed jeans" in the 70s? "Banana clips" in the 80s? And this is coming from someone who usually loves descriptions of clothes in period pieces. (Can you imagine if, each and every time one of Scarlett's dresses was described in "Gone with the Wind," Margaret Mitchell had repeated that under her dress, Scarlett wore a hoopskirt, several petticoats and pantalettes, just in case you somehow didn't catch that we're in the 1860s? That's what you get here.) Not only is this tedious and annoying, but sometimes it's even a detriment to one's reading comprehension. (At one point Tully asks Kate why she's "being so Joanie about this." Having spent only babyhood in the 1970s, I haven't the foggiest what that even means.)

Throughout, there's a general absence of adherence to the old writer's standby, "Show, don't tell." And frankly, it really annoys me when I see bestselling authors getting away with that. Kristin Hannah gets away with it in the worst kind of way.

And are the good guys always drop-dead gorgeous? Do we need to be told twice of Johnny's "black Irish" handsomeness? (Did we even need to be told once?) And are the drop-dead gorgeous good guys always emotionally unavailable loners who wear rock band T-shirts? And if they are, do we need to be told this about them each and every time we have a scene with them?

I found the TullyandKate friendship to be way over the top, and frankly don't think a "best friends forever" relationship could actually survive 30 years if it really were like the relationship described here. The codependency would have putrefied it eventually, and it would have died a natural death somewhere in young adulthood. Friendships can and do survive for one's whole lifespan -- I have several that have and do -- but not on such unhealthy terms.
Jia
Lots of the right buzzwords and references of being a teen in the mid 1970's and brought back memories of the 80s, 90s, and today just like hearing a favorite song on the radio but this book failed to hold my interest due to lengthy adolescent mondane musha. And it continued into the decades. I read, 'Nightingale' in 1-day loved it and was looking forward to a blast from the past which I can itentify with the years as well as having one special best friend from childhood and continues today. The word, disappointing should be underscored and highlighted. I agree with the Reviewer who thinks it's 'Beaches'. This book had a potential to be great but in my humble opinion, missed it.

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