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NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A stunning “portrait of the enduring grace of friendship” (NPR) about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves. A masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century.NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALIST • WINNER OF THE KIRKUS

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Author Hanya Yanagihara

Pages 832

Publisher Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group

Published Date 2016-01-26

ISBN 0804172706 9780804172707

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kayla_larrison shared a tip "This book was so good! It encompasses the stories of multiple people. It was lengthy but overall, good!"

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willow_s_474 shared a tip "One of my new favorites! I want to re-read this but am slightly scared to do so"

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mizamixx shared a tip "i swear a piece of me lives in this book. i love jude, i understand him. i wish i could have helped him"

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leah_powers13 shared a tip "Super hard read because there are many triggers, but also one of the best books I've read."

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laura_schneider_3126 shared a tip "Yes!!! Not without its mega-long list of trigger warnings, but very rewarding and the characters will stay with you forever"

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susan_himmelsbaugh shared a tip "This is not a book I ever thought I would like, but I loved it. So well written."

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