With Friends Like These by Sally Koslow
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Quincy, Talia, Chloe, and Jules met after answering a roommate ad for an apartment. Despite having little in common, the women became fast friends. A decade later, Quincy, a Midwestern introvert, is trying to overcome a set of tragedies by hunting for the perfect home; Talia, a high-energy California wife and mom, is growing resentful of her friends’ greater financial stability; timid Chloe, from New England and also a mother, is trying to deflect pressure from her husband, a hedge fund manager, to play the role of trophy wife; and Jules, a fiercely independent New York City native and entrepreneur, is confronting her forties alone.

As the women wrestle with the challenges of love and motherhood, will their relationships survive? Witty and wise, Sally Koslow’s With Friends Like These hits an emotional bull’s-eye for anyone who has had—or even been—a less than perfect pal. This high-five to sisterhood will leave you certain that close friends can never be replaced.

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BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Sally Koslow's The Late, Lamented Molly Marx.

About Sally Koslow

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Sally Koslow is the author of three novels, The Late, Lamented Molly Marx, a Target Book Pick; With Friends Like These; and Little Pink Slips, inspired by her time as the editor in chief of McCall’s; and Slouching Toward Adulthood, a witty and insightful report from the parenting trenches. She lives in New York City.
Published August 10, 2010 by Ballantine Books. 354 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Koslow's novel—a pleasant if unremarkable story of four friends navigating marriage, careers, and friendship—is elevated by Amanda Ronconi's witty and engaging performance.

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The New York real estate market can be brutal, so college friends Talia and Chloe are skeptical when they answer an ad for an apartment rental that sounds too good to be true.

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Huntington News

For a subject I know absolutely nothing about -- friendship and its quicksand pitfalls among women -- I rely on my fellow native Midwesterner, Sally Koslow from Fargo, ND, who has lived in New York City since she graduated from college and knows the city better than any native.

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Once Upon A Time there were four women: Chloe, Talia, Jules and Quincy.

Sep 02 2010 | Read Full Review of With Friends Like These: A Novel


Levine, professor of psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine and author of Best Friends Forever: Surviving a Breakup with Your Best Friend, claims that “the large majority of friendships are not forever.” Say it ain’t so, Irene!

Jul 27 2010 | Read Full Review of With Friends Like These: A Novel

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