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The Peach Keeper

I am finally catching up on my reading, and just finished this one by Sarah Addison Allen. It's definitely chick lit and light summer reading. But I don't mean to sound negative, I thought it was a keeper. It's a novel about women and the relationships they do or don't develop or maintain. It is set in the south (NC), and you know where they're going. But what you take away and remember is the story of true friendship and how important it is in life, not just childhood. I especially like what she says about this. Although we as women are very capable of understanding one another, we usually don't. Our own insecurities, jealousies, and experiences influence our perception of others, and instead of keeping room for friends, we are too busy with partners, families, jobs, etc. But at some point we will miss those friends, maybe even need them.
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