Thursday, December 6, 2018

Eight notable books about female friendship

Jacqueline Mroz is the author of Scattered Seeds: In Search of Family and Identity in the Sperm Donor Generation.

At LitHub she tagged her eight favorite books about female friendship. One title on the list:
The Burning Girl, by Claire Messud

A semi-gothic novel about the intense friendship between two pre-teenage girls, Julia and Cassie, best friends since they were small. They were two opposites: Julia was quiet and sensitive; Cassie was the mischievous one. When Cassie’s home life is upended by the appearance of her mother’s new boyfriend moving in, she begins to pull away from Julia, and their friendship starts to fall apart. Cassie starts running with a racy crowd, and their class differences start to become more apparent. Julie starts to question what happened to their relationship: “Maybe I made her feel trapped like she’d outgrown me. It was like I knew her too well ... she wanted to try out a new role and didn’t want to be reminded that it was fake.”
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue