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Friday Nights

Eleanor knew retirement would be quiet, but she never expected to be quite so lonely. Unmarried and childless by choice, Eleanor always put her career first. Now, living alone in the same small house in Fulham after so many years, Eleanor resolutely reaches out to two single mothers in her neighborhood, Paula and Lindsay. She invites the young women and their sons over one Friday night, and the small get-togethers expand rapidly. Lindsay invites her younger sister, Jules, a rebellious disc jockey. Eleanor invites her next-door neighbor, the career-minded Blaise, who brings along her business partner, Karen, a breadwinner who wishes her artist husband would pitch in more. Diverse and sparkling, these women share their Friday nights and the challenges of their everyday lives.

The group’s dynamic changes when Jackson walks in the door one Friday. Though Jackson is Paula’s new boyfriend, he seems determined to establish an individual connection with each young woman in the group, and Eleanor despairs at the dissolution of her circle. Jackson’s presence leads each woman to question her decisions and, ultimately, to reaffirm her loyalty to friends, family, and life dreams.

Friday Nights
by Joanna Trollope

  • Publication Date: June 16, 2009
  • Genres: Fiction
  • Paperback: 334 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
  • ISBN-10: 1596914084
  • ISBN-13: 9781596914087