Why We Came to the City

Why We Came to the City

Book - 2016
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As this absorbing novel opens in December 2008, five devoted friends are making their way through heavy snowfall to gather at a lavish art world holiday party. But for all the glitz and glamour, the festivities mark a more momentous evening than any of them realize. When a devastating blow threatens to tear them irreparably apart, they must struggle to carry on together. A powerful and transfixing follow-up to Kristopher Jansma's celebrated debut, "The Unchangeable Spots of Leopards," this is a portrait of a generation and tells an unforgettable story of hope, love, and friendship.
Publisher: New York : Viking, ©2016.
ISBN: 9780525426608
Characteristics: 418 pages ;,24 cm.


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Jul 18, 2016

Found a few interesting thoughts while reading the first 5 pages. That's it. Normally it takes me a bit longer to start enjoying a book or before I decide to return it.

Feb 19, 2016

I really enjoyed this! I finished it and wanted to read it again right away.

The characters felt very real, and they were interesting and I liked all of them, which made me care and want to find out what happened to them. I'm often not a fan of female characters written by men, but I didn't have any problems with how they were written here.

You might not like this book if you're the type of person who would unironically read or write a thinkpiece on Millienials.

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