The Kind of Love That Saves You (Mass Market)

A Novel

By Amy Yurk

Bantam, 9780553582178, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 29, 2001

List Price: 7.99*
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A new voice in women's fiction bursts onto the scene with this enthralling debut by Amy Yurk, a novelist blessed with rare wisdom, dazzling eloquence, and a deep understanding of what it means to be human.

Sarah Strickland and her best friend, Calista, have been like sisters since the first day of kindergarten, sharing good times and weathering crises for more than twenty years. Together they've navigated the terrain of school, friendship, romances, breakups, love, and marriage.

But in one shattering second Sarah's world changes, and the landscape she enters is one she could not have envisioned. Much as Calista wants to help, she cannot comprehend this dark emotional territory -- and only time will tell if their friendship will be healed ... or torn apart forever.

A celebration of life, hope, and the healing power of love, The Kind of Love That Saves You is an electrifying debut, an unforgettable story that will make you smile through your tears ... and treasure the loved ones in your life even more.

About the Author

Amy Yurk lives in Bellingham, Washington, with her husband and their new baby. This is her first novel.

Praise For The Kind of Love That Saves You: A Novel

"A startling and powerful novel, filled with love and an almost miraculous friendship."
-- Luanne Rice, New York Times bestselling author of Cloud Nine

"Amy Yurk's first novel does wonderful justice to women and the bonds of friendship. ... Please don't miss this extraordinary piece of work."
-- Rendezvous

"Endearing and often hilarious."
-- Booklist

"A heartbreaker ... A great read and a great first effort by Yurk."
-- Greensboro News & Record