The Girls from Corona del Mar (Vintage Contemporaries) (Paperback)

By Rufi Thorpe

Vintage, 9780804170079, 256pp.

Publication Date: June 9, 2015

List Price: 14.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.

July 2014 Indie Next List

“I have not read such a stinging portrayal of female friendship since Margaret Atwood's Cat's Eye. The relationship between Mia and Lorrie Ann is a wonderful example of how things are never as they appear on the surface and of the secrets and truths we hide from both others and ourselves. Mia and Lorrie Ann's journey will leave you heartbroken in the best way.”
— Liberty Hardy, RiverRun Bookstore, Portsmouth, NH
View the List

Description

Best friends Mia and Lorrie Ann couldn t be more different; where Mia is reckless and proudly hard-hearted, Lorrie Ann is kind, serenely beautiful, and seemingly immune to the kind of teenage mistakes that Mia can t help but make.
But within a few years, fortunes change. Suddenly, Mia is free to grow up and adventure, falling in and out of love while Lorrie Ann is weighed down by responsibilities at home. And when good, nice, brave Lorrie Ann stops being so good, Mia must question how well she ever really knew her best friend in the first place.



About the Author

RUFI THORPE received her MFA from the University of Virginia in 2009. Her first novel, The Girls from Corona del Mar, was long-listed for the 2014 International Dylan Thomas Prize and for the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. She lives in California with her husband and sons.