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Best friends : a novel

Author: Thomas Berger
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Since childhood, Sam Grandy and Roy Courtright have been best friends. They grew up in the same prosperous community, went to the same prep school, and later entered the same university. After Sam's father died, Roy's father looked after him. At one point Sam dated Roy's sister, Robin. As best friends, they share a close and loving bond, often stronger than the relationships other men share with their girlfriends,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Humorous fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Berger, Thomas, 1924-
Best friends.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2003
(OCoLC)606955115
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Berger
ISBN: 0743241835 9780743241830
OCLC Number: 51040487
Description: 209 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: Thomas Berger.
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In this highly anticipated new novel about friendship from the bestselling author of "Little Big Man, " Berger confirms his position as "one of the century's most important writers" ("The London  Read more...

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"London Times Book Review"One of the century's most important writers of the English-speaking world.

 
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