By Jennifer Weiner
From New York occasions bestselling writer Jennifer Weiner comes "a clever, witty fairy story for grownups" (Maureen Corrigan, NPR).
Addie Downs and Valerie Adler could be most sensible neighbors without end. That’s what Addie believes after Valerie strikes around the highway while they’re either 9 years outdated. yet within the wake of betrayal in the course of their teenage years, Val is swept into the preferred crowd, whereas mousy, sullen Addie turns into her school’s scapegoat.
Flash-forward fifteen years. Valerie Adler has chanced on a degree of reputation and fortune operating because the weathergirl on the neighborhood television station. Addie Downs lives on my own in her mom and dad’ condo of their small fatherland of friendly Ridge, Illinois, taking good care of a bothered brother and attempting to meet Prince captivating on the web. She’s simply again from undesirable Date #6 while she opens her door to discover her long-gone ally status there, a terrified glance on her face and blood at the sleeve of her coat. "Something terrible has happened," Val tells Addie, "and you’re the single one that can help."
Best neighbors perpetually is a grand, hilarious, edge-of-your-seat experience; a narrative approximately betrayal and loyalty, relatives background and small-town secrets and techniques. It’s approximately dwelling via tragedy, discovering love the place you least count on it, and the binds that retain top buddies jointly
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Deep-frying an blameless turkey. That’s a criminal offense. ” “Keep me posted,” he acknowledged, and ducked into his workplace, the place he yanked the bra out of his pocket and shoved it within the backside of his table drawer, beneath 5 years’ worthy of functionality reviews and the 2 bins of lady Scout cookies he’d obtained from Paula’s granddaughter the former spring (he’d requested the woman even if the Samoas have been made with genuine Samoans, and she’d appeared questioned, then disillusioned, as she’d sponsored away slowly towards her grandmother’s desk). He set the bag of doughnuts Addie had given him on his blotter and pul ed out his workstation, flipping via it, contemplating the phrases that jumped out: vegan and walk-ins, Matthew Sharp and wouldn’t damage a fly. He ate one other doughnut, feeling the sugar crystals crunch among his the teeth, then googled Adelaide Downs. A handful of hits got here up: her identify at the satisfied Hearts site, photographs of a few china items that were on the market 3 years in the past. Then there have been the internet sites the place all people, even the main misanthropic hermit, confirmed up nowadays: Did you visit highschool with ADELAIDE DOWNS? Are you ADELAIDE DOWNS’S pal? He clicked in the course of the hyperlinks, plugging in her identify and handle, hoping for a photo (just so he might examine it and guarantee himself that she used to be not anything special). No photo confirmed up: simply pictures of her greeting playing cards, a suite of dessert plates, the spoon leisure she’d pointed out. Jordan wiped his mouth with a paper serviette, picked up his cell, and dialed the quantity Addie had given him. Mr. Duncan, the Walgreens supervisor, placed him on carry to ascertain the time sheets and, a minute later, got here again at the line, sounding apologetic. “Jon used to be scheduled to paintings final evening, however it doesn’t seem like he confirmed up. ” Jordan thanked the fellow for his support, received to his toes, waved at Hol y, who used to be at the cellphone, fished a handful of goodies from Paula’s bowl, and made his as far back as his vehicle. Ten mins later, he used to be at the nook of major road and Crescent force. He popped a kiss into his mouth and sat comfy, his arms open on his legs, respiring progressively, eyes informed in the street. 5 mins later, an historic eco-friendly station wagon sagging on 4 half-flat tires got here squealing round the nook. there has been a blonde at the back of the wheel, one other girl, together with her head lined, within the passenger’s seat. the automobile stal ed, backfired as soon as, belched a cloud of oily smoke, and puttered off towards downtown. Jon wouldn’t damage a fly. We’l simply see approximately that, he proposal, and began off after the station wagon. TWENTY-FOUR “So what have you ever been as much as I requested Val as we drove west. We’d been at the street —on the lam, I corrected myself—for ten mins, and Val had dedicated such a lot of them to complaining in regards to the vehicle. “This is a hooptie, isn’t it? ” she’d ultimate y requested, as we’d pushed previous the NOW LEAVING friendly RIDGE: a delightful position TO dwell! signal. “I don’t comprehend what that's. ” “A beater. Crap on wheels. A loss of life capture. A piece-of-shit vehicle. ” She sniffed. “Clearly you ignored our sequence on city slang.