Calling all Best Friends...
PAPERBACK PUBLICATION ON MAY 4TH, 2010
The #1 New York Times Bestseller
Best Friends Forever
By JENNIFER WEINER
Last summer Jennifer Weiner’s critically-acclaimed seventh book, Best Friends Forever, shot to #1 on the New York Times bestseller list… And this spring Weiner’s fans everywhere can enjoy the paperback edition hitting shelves on May 4th, 2010.
In Best Friends Forever, Jennifer Weiner introduces us to the unforgettable characters of Addie Downs and Valerie Adler, two girls who will remain best friends forever. That's what Addie believes after Valerie moves across the street when they're both nine years old. But in the wake of betrayal during their teenage years, Val is swept into the popular crowd, while mousy, sullen Addie becomes her school’s scapegoat, the butt of jokes and pranks.
Flash-forward fifteen years. Valerie Adler has found a measure of fame and fortune working as the weathergirl at the local TV station. Addie Downs lives alone in her parents’ house in their small hometown of La Prairie, Illinois, caring for a troubled brother and trying to meet Prince Charming on the internet. She’s just returned from Bad Date #6, when she opens her door to find her long-gone best friend standing there with a terrified look on her face and blood on the hem of her coat. "Something horrible has happened," Val tells Addie, "and you're the only one who can help."
And so begins the grand, funny, edge-of-your-seat adventure of Best Friends Forever. It is a story about betrayal and loyalty, family history and neighborhood secrets, about living through sorrow, finding love where you least expect it, and the ties that keep best friends together…forever.
Jennifer Weiner grew up in Connecticut and graduated with a degree in English literature from Princeton University. She is the author of Good In Bed (2001), In Her Shoes (2002), which was turned into a major motion picture starring Cameron Diaz, Toni Collette and Shirley MacLaine; Little Earthquakes, (2004), Goodnight Nobody (2005), The Guy Not Taken (2006), Certain Girls (2008), Best Friends Forever (2009), and her most recent, Fly Away Home, coming July 13th, 2010.
There are more than 11 million copies of her books in print in 36 countries. She is a frequent public speaker who has appeared on The Today Show, The CBS Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show; she has been published in Seventeen, Salon, Redbook, Glamour, Good Housekeeping, and Elle. She writes occasionally for the Huffington Post and on her own blog at www.jenniferweiner.com . She can be found on Facebook, on Twitter, and, in real life, in Philadelphia, where she lives with her family.
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