The Men and the Girls

The Men and the Girls

[a Novel]

Book - 2010
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When James accidentally swerves into an elderly woman with his car, he is mortified. But for his girlfriend, Kate, it's a wake-up call: What is she doing with this man, twenty-five years her senior, who forgets his glasses and knocks an old lady off her bike? James's lifelong friend Hugh is faring little better with his seemingly perfect and significantly younger wife Julia. Once one of Britain's most famous newsmen, Hugh sees his star fading--just as Julia's is rising through a lucrative new TV career.nbsp;

Four people--the men and the girls--each struggle with discontent as two relationships teeter on the brink. Add to the mix one fiercely independent spinster named Miss Bachelor, and what transpires will alter all of their lives forever, as new relationships blossom, old insecurities surface, and homes and fortunes are turned upside down.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books Trade Paperbacks, 2010, c1992
ISBN: 9780345520982
Branch Call Number: TROLL
Characteristics: 263 p

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maude1958
Mar 17, 2013

I own htis book

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speter34
Oct 08, 2012

This was the first of Trollope's books I read. I love the way her characters act--and react: they are totally human, irritating and endearing. Trollope is particularly good at describing adolescents, and in crafting endings that are not traditional "happy endings" but ones that leave the reader nodding and thinking: Well, that's the way things turn out.

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