The Girls from Ames

A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship
CD - unabridged
Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: C5957
Released: Apr 23, 2009
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781440715952
Narrator/s: Andrea Gallo
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Best-selling author Jeffrey Zaslow is a Will Rogers Humanitarian Award winner and was the replacement advice columnist for Ann Landers in the Chicago Sun-Times. Here he turns his eye to a group of 11 friends who grew up in Ames, Iowa, during the 1960s, a period of unprecedented opportunity for women. What emerges is an inspiring look at the power of friendship to overcome challenges.


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The Girls from Ames
Product Number: BX00007201
Product Number:Z2172
Product Number:C5957

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Author(s): Jeffrey Zaslow
Narrator(s): Andrea Gallo
Product Number Z2172
Released: Mar 28, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781449869540
Author(s): Jeffrey Zaslow
Product Number EB00393451
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Avery
ISBN: #9781101222980

Professional reviews

"Eleven childhood friends from Ames, Iowa, now in their forties, keep in close touch with emails and reunions where they share news of childbirth, jobs, marriages, divorces, and one death. Through Zaslow's writing and Andrea Gallo's voicing, each one emerges as a distinct persona, be it sexual adventurer, overbearing parent, or modest beauty. Between the life stories there's musing, clearly read, on the nature of female friendships and why they often endure longer than men's. We also hear painful parts--for example, an "intervention" in which someone is temporarily voted out. The sniping voices of high school girls will resonate with most former teenagers. The book has photos, and these we miss, but we can imagine these women and hope they go on as a group for another 40 years. J.B.G. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine"

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