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The Other’s Gold

By Elizabeth Ames


335 pages

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​What’s it about? Four college freshman arrive at an exclusive liberal arts college and immediately become the best of friends.  This is the story of how that friendship grows over the next 15 years.What did it make me think about? “Really?”- that’s what I kept thinking….   To me the plot was overly dramatic and not very plausible.  At times it was preachy and at times it was downright silly.   I was very excited to be done with these women’s lives. Should I read it? I would not recommend this one- but I may be alone in this.  This book has received lots of good press. I was disappointed though…. Quote- “How they became friends was no great mystery, but how they remained so, braising their lives together  eye their shared college quarters, transcended the usual alchemy of optimism and obligation that kept friendships intact, kept people from fading into other categories: old friend, college friend, just someone I once knew.”

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