Firefly Lane

By Kristin Hannah
Publisher:St. Martin's Griffin, (1/6/2009)

Average Rating:
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4.78 out of 5 (9 Clubie's ratings)

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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.

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Anita's thoughts on "Firefly Lane"
updated on:12/17/2009

This book was masterfully written. The relationship between the two main characters was truly tested. I think that everyone that reads this book will find something of themselves in the book. Wonderful book club selection.


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updated on:9/4/2009


bluesky's thoughts on "Firefly Lane"
updated on:8/29/2009

I really loved the story. It was sad, funny, insiprational, and educational. I Loved the relationship Tully, and Katie had. Thank goddness for Katies family, They showed Tully love, and how family , and friendship is important. Sometimes you have to be unselfness, learn how to say your sorry, and don,t wait until it's to late. You never know when life will throw you a curve ball. Also, I learned about checking for Inflammatory Breast Cancer, that I was not aware of. Great Read!


Roxie 's thoughts on "Firefly Lane"
updated on:8/27/2009

Amy, this was a great choice. I absolutely loved this book. This book gives you a true vision on girlfriend's and true friendship.


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updated on:4/28/2009

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updated on:3/13/2009

Heartfelt story! *****


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"Firefly Lane"
By Kristin Hannah

Average Rating:
Very Unleashable
4.78 out of 5 (9 Clubie's ratings)

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Kristin Hannah is the New York Times bestselling author of sixteen novels, including Firefly Lane and the blockbuster On Mystic Lake. She is a former lawyer turned writer and is the mother of one son. She lives in the Pacific Northwest and Hawaii with her husband.

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