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The Girls from Corona Del Mar

By Rufi Thorpe

“Why did Lorrie Ann look graceful in beat-up Keds and shorts a bit too small for her? Why was it charming when she snorted from laughing too hard? Yes, we were jealous of her, and yet we did not hate her. She was never so much as teased by us, we roaming and bratty girls of Corona del Mar, thieves of corn nuts and orange soda, abusers of lip gloss and foul language.”
 
An astonishing debut about friendships made in youth, The Girls from Corona del Mar is a fiercely beautiful novel about how these bonds, challenged by loss, illness, parenthood, and distance, either break or endure.

Mia and Lorrie Ann are lifelong friends: hard-hearted Mia and untouchably beautiful, kind Lorrie Ann. While Mia struggles with a mother who drinks, a pregnancy at fifteen, and younger brothers she loves but can’t quite be good to, Lorrie Ann is luminous, surrounded by her close-knit family, immune to the mistakes that mar her best friend’s life. Then a sudden loss catapults Lorrie Ann into tragedy: things fall apart, and then fall further—and there is nothing Mia can do to help. And as good, brave, fair Lorrie Ann stops being so good, Mia begins to question just who this woman is, and what that question means about them both.

A staggeringly honest, deeply felt novel of family, motherhood, loyalty, and the myth of the perfect friendship, The Girls from Corona del Mar asks just how well we know those we love, what we owe our children, and who we are without our friends. 


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Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9780385351966


Format: Book
Author: Thorpe, Rufi
Title: The girls from Corona del Mar / Rufi Thorpe.
Publisher Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Subject: Young women -- Fiction. Friendship -- Fiction. Life change events -- Fiction. Corona del Mar (Newport Beach, Calif.) -- Fiction.
Isbn: 9780385351966
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Format: Book
Author: Thorpe, Rufi.
Title: The girls from Corona del Mar / Rufi Thorpe.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Description: 241 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects: Young women -- Fiction.
Subjects: Friendship -- Fiction.
Subjects: Life change events -- Fiction.
Subjects: Corona del Mar (Newport Beach, Calif.) -- Fiction.
LCCN: 2013036014
ISBN: 9780385351966
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: F Thorpe