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Discuss "The Girls from Ames: A story of women and a forty-year friendship

  • Hy-Vee

    4605 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA (map)

    41.542362 -93.642845

  • We'll gather in the cafe in the store.

  • NOTE:  Whether you are man or woman don't let this hold you back from reading and discussing this book! Let's open up this discussion to how friendships form and thrive for everyone. And since it is February and the month of love, make this an event you share with your special friend and bring them along for the discussion! 

    The instant New York Times bestseller, now in paperback: a moving tribute to female friendships, with the inspiring story of eleven girls and the ten women they became, from the coauthor of the million-copy bestseller The Last Lecture 

    As children, they formed a special bond, growing up in the small town of Ames, Iowa. As young women, they moved to eighth different states, yet they managed to maintain an extraordinary friendship that would carry them through college and careers, marriage and motherhood, dating and divorce, the death of a child, and the mysterious death of the eleventh member of their group. Capturing their remarkable story, 

    The Girls from Ames is a testament to the enduring, deep bonds of women as they experience life's challenges, and the power of friendship to overcome even the most daunting odds. 

    The girls, now in their forties, have a lifetime of memories in common, some evocative of their generation and some that will resonate with any woman who has ever had a friend. 

    The Girls from Ames demonstrates how close female relationships can shape every aspect of women's lives-their sense of themselves, their choice of men, their need for validation, their relationships with their mothers, their dreams for their daughters-and reveals how such friendships thrive, rewarding those who have committed to them. With both universal events and deeply personal moments, it's a book that every woman will relate to and be inspired by.

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