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1. My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
The relationship you have with your best friend is, in a word, epic. Italian author Ferrante echoes that sentiment in this stunning, emotionally intimate novel (the first in a trilogy) about two women shaped by each other — and their Italian neighborhood — in 1950s Naples, Italy.
2. Truth and Beauty by Anne Patchet
Patchet’s clear-eyed tribute to the friendship she shared with fellow writer Lucy Grealy, who died of cancer at age 39, will wreck you. It’s a moving meditation on loss and loyalty.
3. The End of Everything by Megan Abbott
If your best friend went missing, how far would you go to bring her back? This smart thriller satisfies not just because of the darkly compelling writing, but also for Abbott’s astute investigation of the mysteries of adolescence.
4. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Haruki Murakami
“Anxiety raised its head, like a jagged, ominous rock exposed by the receding tide, the fear that he would be separated from the group and end up entirely alone.” Murakami’s latest novel, a heartbreaking pursuit of past relationships, explores what happens when Tsukuru’s greatest fears about friendship and (gulp), rejection, come true.