5 Inspiring Books That Celebrate Female Friendships
by Karen Green
From the women of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood to the young girls connected by a pair of traveling pants, the strongest female friendships in literature are often those brought together by circumstance and bonded by choice. Powerful and intricate, female friendships are popular to write about because the relationships between the girls and women can change and evolve as the story does.
Take a look at these six stories centered on the often complicated, always fierce bond of friendship, from the story of two women whose desire to help each other unlocks a series of tragic and beautiful events, to the renewal of a friendship whose cracks may run too deep to bridge. Whether brand-new or decades in the making, these fictional friendships will inspire you to look around in appreciation at the women surrounding you, and perhaps even prompt you to make the first move to speak to a potential new friend.
The Friends We Keep by Susan Mallery
Three friends navigate through their evolving worlds together and with their families in this relatable story of changes, choices and second chances set against the bucolic backdrop of Mallery’s Mischief Bay.
Inheriting Edith by Zoe Fishman
When a single mother is left a beautiful summer house by a former employer, there is just one hitch—his ornery, elderly mother must remain there with her. The unlikely pair must learn how to deal with this new arrangement and with each other.
The Choices We Make by Karma Brown
When one woman volunteers to give another the greatest gift she could offer, both friends, and their families, must deal with the life-changing aftermath. (Keep the tissues handy for this one.)
A House Without Windows by Nadia Hashimi
Five women, imprisoned together in Afghanistan, find refuge and comfort with each other as they await their fate in a system that undervalues and underestimates their strength and ability to survive.
The Life She Wants by Robyn Carr
Shattered by her husband’s suicide, a woman must rebuild her life and the relationships she left behind in her hometown. But what awaits her is an abandoned friendship with another woman that may finally bring forgiveness and peace, if each of them will allow it.
Have you read any of these books about female friendship? Did we leave out any others that you would recommend? Let us know in the comments!