Caroline Zancan knows a thing or two about writing friendship. Her debut novel Local Girls centers on three friends—Maggie, Lindsey and Nina—nineteen, sticky and bored during a hot summer in a rundown town outside of Orlando. The girls spend aimless days at the beach, chased by nights at local watering hole The Shamrock. It’s there the friends encounter a celebrity straight from the pages of the gossip magazines and revel in the glow and glamour he gives off. Unfolding over the course of a single day, the women begin to see each other in a new light as Zancan lovingly reflects on the power and magnetism of female friendships; you are close in a way that, on alternating days, feels like an embrace and a vise grip.
Here, Caroline Zancan shares her favorite books that center on tremendous friendships—read one, then pass it to your bestie!
What are some of your favorite books about friendship?
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