The False Friend

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August 29, 2013
Twen­ty years after Celia’s best friend, Dju­na, went miss­ing, mem­o­ries of that ter­ri­ble day come rush­ing back — includ­ing the lie Celia remem­bers hav­ing told to con­ceal her role in Djuna’s dis­ap­pear­ance. But when Celia returns to her home­town to con­fess the truth, her fam­i­ly and child­hood friends recall that day very dif­fer­ent­ly. As Celia learns more about what may or may not have hap­pened, she becomes increas­ing­ly uncer­tain whom she should trust.

In The False Friend, Myla Gold­berg — best­selling author of Bee Sea­son—bril­liant­ly explores the cru­el­ty of chil­dren, the unre­li­a­bil­i­ty of mem­o­ry, and the unpre­dictable forces that shape our adult selves.

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