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Kristin Hannah

Firefly Lane

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2008

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Firefly Lane by Kristin Hannah tells the story of Kate and Tully, best friends since eighth grade in 1974, as they navigate life, love, and friendship over three decades, encompassing their highs and lows, evolving ambitions, and their enduring bond as the stabilizing force in their lives. The book addresses themes of addiction, sexual violence, and terminal illness.

Reviews & Readership

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Kristin Hannah's Firefly Lane is highly regarded for its deep exploration of friendship and emotional resonance. Readers appreciate the well-developed characters and engaging plot. However, some critics feel the pacing is uneven and certain plot points clichéd. Despite these drawbacks, the novel remains a heartfelt and compelling read.

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Who Should Read Firefly Lane?

Readers who cherish stories of enduring friendship, life's ups and downs, and emotional depth will enjoy Kristin Hannah's Firefly Lane. Ideal for fans of Beaches by Iris Rainer Dart and Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells, this novel appeals to those who appreciate heartfelt, character-driven narratives.

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Values/Ideas: Trust & Doubt

Natural World: Appearance & Reality

Relationships: Friendship


Realistic Fiction