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Firefly Lane

by Kristin Hannah

      It was during the mid-seventies when earth shoes, bell bottoms, mood rings, bean bag chairs and go-go boots were the rave that Tully Hart and Kate Mularkey became the best of friends. Some thirty years ago they called themselves the "Firefly Lane Girls". Crying to the lyrics of Billy Don't Be A Hero, they made promises to each other to remain best friends forever.

Tully Hart faced abandonment by her mother numerous times throughout her life. There were times her mother would show up in a rusted out VW bus with plastic flower decals all over it and a giant yellow peace symbol painted on the side. But it was just a matter of hours or days and her pothead mother would disappear again. Kate Mularkey turned to books to be her best friend during these lonely teenage years. At least until the moving van pulled up across the street and she met Tully. The two became best friends and helped each other through their difficult times.

Their friendship would span over thirty-years. With all the twists and turns in their lives, and with their lives taking totally different directions their friendship remained intact. Through fights, betrayals, reconciliation and the hardest of times, Tully and Kate show the world what true friendship is all about.

Firefly Lane is a phenomenal book and one of the best books I've read in a very long time. Kristin Hannah is an exceptional author and one of my personal favorites. She has a stupendous ability to draw the reader into the story from the very first page and hold the reader's attention the entire way through. Firefly Lane contains both sensational writing and remarkable characters. This is one book that will stay with you long after you've turned the last page.

The Book

St. Martin's Press
February 5, 2008
978-0-312-36408-3 / 0-312-36408-3
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The Reviewer

Connie Harris
Reviewed 2008
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