Firefly Lane

Firefly Lane

Audiobook CD - 2007
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Inseparable best friends Kate and Tully, two young women who, despite their very different lives, have vowed to be there for each other forever, have been true to their promise for thirty years, until events and choices in their lives tear them apart. Simultaneous.

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In the 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 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 mainstay 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. She will follow her own blind ambition to New York and around the globe, finding fame and success…and loneliness.

All Kate 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.



Publisher: Grand Haven, Mich. : Brilliance Audio, p2007
ISBN: 9781480586123
Branch Call Number: CDBOOK FIC HAN
Characteristics: 15 sound discs (18 hrs.) :,digital ;,4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Ericksen, Susan

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Bebu
Jun 28, 2017

It seems that I'm in the minority, but I found this one pretty boring. It went on and on about their lives but rarely anything of importance or interest. I found both protagonists annoying, although the reasons for Tully's intense drive and desire to succeed is understandable, it was mentioned too many times. Kate was spineless and boring. I'm probably going to skip through this one.

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twhitehead24
Jun 18, 2017

It seems like every time I read a Kristan Hannah book, I am in tears at one point or another. “Firefly Lane” is a very heartwarming warming story of the ups and downs of friendship between Kate and Tully that spanned over 30 years. Tully took the road to stardom while Kate took the road to parenthood. Both girls successful in their own way but life had a way of throwing wrenches into the fire and their lives were no different. Friendship, above all, withstood the test of time and no matter what, they were friends till the end. The postscript was an awesome ending to the book.

Very good reading!

ckawasaki Nov 01, 2014

Such a wonderful story of friendship...I laughed and of course I cried...Kristin Hannah certainly knows how to tell a great story!!!

mmg2681 Jun 24, 2013

A great book about two friends who came from two different backgrounds and what they experienced through their lives. I am looking forward to reading (listening) to the next book in the series!

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