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The Friends We Keep
By (author): Jane Green
9780399583346 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Women Jun 04, 2019
$35.00 CAD
Active 6.3 x 9.3 x 1.2 in 384 pages Berkley
The Friends We Keep is the warm and wise new novel from Jane Green, New York Times bestselling author of The Sunshine Sisters and The Beach House

Evvie, Maggie, and Topher have known each other since university. Their friendship was something they swore would last forever. Now years have passed, the friends have drifted apart, and none of them ever found the lives they wanted - the lives they dreamed of when they were young and everything seemed possible.

Evvie starved herself to become a supermodel but derailed her career by sleeping with a married man.

Maggie married Ben, the boy she fell in love with at university, never imagining the heartbreak his drinking would cause.

Topher became a successful actor but the shame of a childhood secret shut him off from real intimacy.

By their thirtieth reunion, these old friends have lost touch with each other and with the people they dreamed of becoming. Together again, they have a second chance at happiness…until a dark secret is revealed that changes everything.

The Friends We Keep is about how despite disappointments we’ve had or mistakes we’ve made, it’s never too late to find a place to call home.

Story Locale: New England, present day

IMPRESSIVE BESTSELLER RECORD: Jane has been on the New York Times bestseller list seventeen times, with Falling debuting on the New York Times hardcover list at #15, the e-book list at #10, and the combined list at #16

WORLD-RENOWNED AUTHOR: Jane Green is an international bestselling author and has been published in over 25 languages, with over ten million books in print

FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES: Jane received rave reviews for her most recent book, The Sunshine Sisters, from Jojo Moyes, Emma Straub, Elin Hilderbrand, Dorothea Benton Frank, Adriana Trigiani, and Lauren Weisberger

COINCIDING PUB DATES: The UK is pubbing simultaneously with us

EXCITING MOVIE NEWS: Three of Jane’s books, Tempting Fate, To Have and To Hold, and Family Pictures are being made into Lifetime TV movies and are all set to premiere next year

A former journalist in the UK and a graduate of the International Culinary Center in New York, Jane Green has written many novels (including Jemima J, The Beach House, Falling, and, most recently, The Sunshine Sisters), most of which have been New York Times bestsellers, and one cookbook, Good Taste. Her novels are published in more than twenty-five languages, and she has over ten million books in print worldwide. She lives with her husband and a small army of children and animals.

Author Residence: Westport, CT

Author Hometown: London, England

Marketing: Prepub trade advertising

Extensive online advertising campaign

E-mail marketing campaign

ARC distribution and giveaways

IndieBound campaign

NetGalley campaign

Early reader review campaign

Social media campaign

Consumer sweepstakes

Library marketing campaign

Book club outreach

Discussion guide available online

Feature on Read it Forward, First to Read, Brightly

Backlist promotions



Publicity: 5-city author tour (markets TK)

National broadcast publicity

National print publicity

Online publicity campaign

Author blog tour



Author Website: janegreen.com

Author Social Media: Facebook.com/authorJaneGreen; Twitter @JaneGreen; Instagram @janegreenauthor

Praise for The Sunshine Sisters

“All women will recognize something of themselves in one of the Sunshine sisters. Jane Green’s best yet. I raced through this.”—Jojo Moyes, author of Me Before You and Paris for One and Other Stories

“No one understands complicated families like Jane Green. She is the undisputed queen of the beach read.”—Emma Straub, author of Modern Lovers

“Jane Green’s writing is impossible to resist.”—Susan Wiggs, author of Between You and Me

“A warm, satisfying tale about the love that binds even the most dysfunctional of families.”—People

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