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READ ¸ Friends and Strangers Elisabeth an accomplished journalist and new mother is struggling to adjust to life in a small town after nearly twenty years in New York City Alone in the house with her infant son all day and awake with him much of the night she feels uneasy adrift She neglects her work losing untold hours to her Brooklyn moms'. J Courtney Sullivan writes a slow paced human drama an emotional insightful and compassionate look at a new mother and her babysitter s relationship as she peels back the layers beyond the initial idolisation and friendship between employer and employee Elizabeth a recent transplant to a small town in upstate New York a new mother with a much wanted IVF baby is a writer leaving NYC with her husband Andrew for a rural idyll with family close by in the form of Andrew s family However it turns out to be far from a dream location Elizabeth is finding motherhood a fraught experience there is the tedium the constant getting up at night and she is feeling a strong sense of disconnection a deep loneliness she cannot assuage with the local women she is surrounded by as she mentally distances herself from themInstead Elizabeth is missing the life and people she has left behind in New York City she spends her time on social media including following her sister and unable to tune into her normal ambition and struggling to get any writing done her head a mess of confusion she is laden with an inability to ground herself in her current realities She hires Sam as a babysitter who provides her with friendship and is grateful for her connection with the baby Sam is a student at the local college trying to make ends meet from a loving family with financial difficulties working in the college cafeteria where she feels at home than with her fellow privileged students and has a London boyfriend Sam wants to emulate Elizabeth seeing her as the perfect role model but it does not take long before the rose tinted glasses fall off and their relationship hits trouble as the issues that have been simmering below the surface break out in the openCourtney Sullivan storytelling is sensitive and resonates touching on issues like class divisions perfectly capturing Elizabeth s blindness to her own privilege and the impact it made on her life despite being estranged from her family What happens to her father in law the career he has built up through the years going down the drain illustrating the turbulent economic realities in the US how much harder it is to survive where big companies treat their workers so poorly with the constant chipping away of the middle class This is a well written and engaging read on family motherhood ineuality power privilege money and politics social media deception and secrets Many thanks to John Murray Press for an ARC

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READ ¸ Friends and Strangers Facebook group her influencer sister's Instagram feed and text messages with the best friend she never sees any Enter Sam a senior at the local women's college whom Elisabeth hires to babysit Sam is struggling to decide between the path she's always planned on and a romantic entanglement that threatens her ambitio. DNF at 50%Unfortunately I have to let this one go The writing is good and I can relate to a lot regarding the perspective of being A young mother but it s a lot of talking about issues and nothing is happening I m not really feeling connected or invested in any of the characters either I was really looking forward to this too I ll definitely give her next book a try and encourage others to consider this one I just know it isn t for me at the moment Thank you to Knopf Publishing and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read and provide an honest review Review Date 062820Publication Date 063020 Bibliotheken Führen Und Entwickeln path she's always Erzulie's Skirt planned on and a romantic entanglement that threatens her ambitio. DNF at 50%Unfortunately I have to let this one go The writing is good and I can relate to a lot regarding the When You Wish perspective of being A young mother but it s a lot of talking about issues and nothing is happening I m not really feeling connected or invested in any of the characters either I was really looking forward to this too I ll definitely give her next book a try and encourage others to consider this one I just know it isn t for me at the moment Thank you to Knopf Publishing and Edelweiss for the opportunity to read and Falconis Tractor provide an honest review Review Date 062820Publication Date 063020

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READ ¸ Friends and Strangers N She's worried about student loan debt and what the future holds In short order they grow close and become unlikely confidantes But when Sam finds an unlikely kindred spirit in Elisabeth's father in law the true differences between the women's lives become starkly revealed and a betrayal has devastating conseuenc. Idk this one felt like a good written piece of literature however completely lacking in climax or some sort of movement It felt to me like a very poor imitation of Sally Rooney The characters felt static and hard to relate to especially Sam and her white savior tendencies and Elizabeth too with let me look elsewhere but my life Fell flat


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    REVIEW Friends and Strangers (PDF FREE) [Friends and Strangers] AUTHOR J. Courtney Sullivan J. Courtney Sullivan Þ 9 READ J Courtney Sullivan writes a slow paced human drama an emotional insightful and compassionate look at a new mother and her babysitter's relationship as she peels back the layers beyond the initial idolisation and friendship between employer and employee Elizabeth a recent transplant to a small town in upstate New York a new mother with a much wanted IVF baby is a writer leaving NYC with her husband Andrew for a rural idyll with family clos

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    (PDF FREE) [Friends and Strangers] AUTHOR J. Courtney Sullivan In Friends and Strangers we follow two women Elizabeth as she moves from the city to the suburbs after having a baby and her babysitter Sam a

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    J. Courtney Sullivan Þ 9 READ READ & DOWNLOAD Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Þ J. Courtney Sullivan (PDF FREE) [Friends and Strangers] AUTHOR J. Courtney Sullivan Friends and Strangers explores the relationship between Elizabeth a new mom and writer who has recently relocated from New York City to a smal

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    (PDF FREE) [Friends and Strangers] AUTHOR J. Courtney Sullivan J Courtney Sullivan has a really great ability to detail the complexities of womanhood and family And here she’s tackling young motherhood in a way that as a parent of a toddler felt viscerally real for me But th

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    READ & DOWNLOAD Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Þ J. Courtney Sullivan (PDF FREE) [Friends and Strangers] AUTHOR J. Courtney Sullivan DNF at 50%Unfortunately I have to let this one go The writing is good and I can relate to a lot regarding the perspective of being A young mother but it’s a lot of talking about issues and nothing is happening I’m not really feeling connected or invested in any of the characters either I was really looking

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    REVIEW Friends and Strangers (PDF FREE) [Friends and Strangers] AUTHOR J. Courtney Sullivan J. Courtney Sullivan Þ 9 READ I listened to “Friends and Strangers” by J Courtney Sullivan performed by Kate Rudd I loved it Rudd did a fantastic job and the story is compelling to me as a mother and a past babysitterIn an interview with NPR Sullivan said that she got the idea after she had a baby herself She had been a babysitter for a woman when she was in college and grew close to the mother of the child she babysat for For Sullivan it was

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    J. Courtney Sullivan Þ 9 READ READ & DOWNLOAD Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Þ J. Courtney Sullivan REVIEW Friends and Strangers “Babysitter” “nanny” “caregiver” “au pair” — we have many names for the people we welcome into our homes to tend what is most precious to us As parents know it’s a relationship fraught with anxiety caught up in our need to work and our hunger for freedom In a world without butlers and liverymen and cooks the babysitter is the only domestic employee most of us will ever hire How should we regard this person we’re so pro

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    REVIEW Friends and Strangers J. Courtney Sullivan Þ 9 READ READ & DOWNLOAD Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Þ J. Courtney Sullivan This book about the relationship between Elisabeth and her babysitter Sam grew on me By the end I was totally invested and wished for There were times while reading that I yelled out loud at Elisabeth who is conflicted and SO self absorbed Sullivan did an admirable job capturing both their lives and providing ins

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    (PDF FREE) [Friends and Strangers] AUTHOR J. Courtney Sullivan READ & DOWNLOAD Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Þ J. Courtney Sullivan REVIEW Friends and Strangers Idk this one felt like a good written piece of literature however completely lacking in climax or some sort of movement It felt to me like a very poor imitation of Sally Rooney 🤷🏻‍♀️ The characters felt static and hard to relate to

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    J. Courtney Sullivan Þ 9 READ READ & DOWNLOAD Õ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Þ J. Courtney Sullivan (PDF FREE) [Friends and Strangers] AUTHOR J. Courtney Sullivan An enjoyable and insightful exploration of a uniue friendship between two women who couldn’t be different SUMMARYElizabeth is an accomplished writer and new mother trying to adjust to life in a small town after nearly 20 years in New York City Alone with her infant son all day she feels uneasy misses her NYC friends and neglects her writingSam is a senior at the local women’s college struggling with deci

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  • Kindle Edition
  • 416
  • Friends and Strangers
  • J. Courtney Sullivan
  • English
  • 25 February 2020
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