Girls From Ames

Join us at the Des Moines Public Library, Central location, for a discussion of the book, The Girls From Ames: A Story of Women & a Forty-Year Friendship, by Jeffrey Zaslow.  Available in large print, audio book, or electronic resource.  Discussion will be held in Study Room One from 6-7 PM, Tuesday, February 15, 2011.  Preregister.

Description from publisher:

The Girls from Ames by Jeffrey Zaslow

The instant New York Times bestseller, now in paperback: a moving tribute to female friendships, with the inspiring story of eleven girls and the ten women they became, from the coauthor of the million-copy bestseller The Last Lecture

As children, they formed a special bond, growing up in the small town of Ames, Iowa. As young women, they moved to eighth different states, yet they managed to maintain an extraordinary friendship that would carry them through college and careers, marriage and motherhood, dating and divorce, the death of a child, and the mysterious death of the eleventh member of their group. The girls, now in their forties, have a lifetime of memories in common, some evocative of their generation and some that will resonate with any woman who has ever had a friend. Capturing their remarkable story, The Girls from Ames is a testament to the enduring, deep bonds of women as they experience life’s challenges, and the power of friendship to overcome even the most daunting odds.

With both universal events and deeply personal moments, it’s a book that every woman will relate to and be inspired by.

If you missed our chat with Jeffrey Zaslow and some of the Girls from Ames you can read the complete transcript here.

More Resources:

The Girls from Ames website.

Book Discussion Guide

Publisher interview with the author, Jeffrey Zaslow

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