Fiction and Nonfiction titles that are about Friendships and are uplifting.

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Sweet Salt Air
Barbara Delinsky

DELINSKY

Charlotte and Nicole were once the best of friends, spending summers together in Nicole’s coastal island house off of Maine. But many years, and many secrets, have kept the women apart.


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Curiosity Thrilled the Cat: A Magical Cats Mystery
Sofie Kelly

MYS PB KELLY

When murder interrupts Mayville’s Music Festival, librarian Kathleen Paulson finds herself the prime suspect. More stunning is her realization that her new cats, Owen and Hercules, are magical—and she’s relying on their skills to solve a purr-fect murder.


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Oh My Stars: A Novel
Lorna Landvik

LANDVIK

In a novel set during the early days of rock ‘n’ roll, Violet Mathers, a down-and-out woman, becomes embroiled with a handsome musical pioneer.


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The Shop on Blossom Street
Debbie Macomber

ROM MACOMBER

A Seattle knitting store brings together four very different women in this earnest tale about friendship and love. Lydia Hoffman, a two-time cancer survivor, opens the shop A Good Yarn as a symbol of the new life she plans to lead. She starts a weekly knitting class, hoping to improve business and make friends in the area.


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Promises of Change (Covington)
Joan Medlicott

MEDLICOTT

In Covington, life seems settled into blissful domesticity. Happily married now, Hannah and Max together nurture the parkland they saved from developers. But their peaceful life is shattered when Max’s estranged son, Zachary, returns from India with his pregnant wife, Sarina.


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The Cinderella Pact
Sarah Strohmeyer

STROHMEYER

Hiding her secret identity as the author of a glamour advice column, Nola enters a pact with her two closest friends that they will support one another through a shared makeover endeavor that leads to unexpected consequences.


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The Soloist
Steve Lopez

BIOGRAPHY AYRES

The true story of journalist Steve Lopez’s discovery of Nathanial Ayers, a former classical bass student at Julliard, playing his heart out on a two-string violin on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. Deeply affected by the beauty of Ayers music, Lopez took it upon himself to change the prodigy’s life-only to find that their relationship would have a profound change on his own life.


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MWF Seeking BFF: My Yearlong Search for a New Best Friend
Rachel Bertsche

BIOGRAPHY BERTSCHE

When Rachel Bertsche first moves to Chicago, she’s thrilled to finally share a zip code, let alone an apartment, with her boyfriend. But shortly after getting married, Bertsche realizes that her new life is missing one thing: friends. In her thought-provoking, uproarious memoir, Bertsche blends the story of her girl-dates with the latest social research to examine how difficult—and hilariously awkward—it is to make new friends as an adult.


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Let's Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship
Gail Caldwell

BIOGRAPHY CALDWELL

In this gorgeous, moving memoir, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Caldwell reflects on her own coming-of-age in midlife, as she learns to open herself to the power and healing of sharing her life with a best friend.


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She Matters: A Life in Friendships
Susanna Sonnenberg

BIOGRAPHY SONNENBERG

Presents an illuminating assessment of the women who have profoundly shaped the author’s life, in a candid series of portraits that explores the powerful bonds and complex nuances that mark female friendships.


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The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap: A Memoir of Friendship, Community, and the Uncommon Pleasure of a Good Book
Wendy Welch

BIOGRAPHY WELCH

The Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap is the little bookstore that could: how two people, two cats, two dogs, and thirty-eight thousand books helped a small town find its heart. It is a story about people and books, and how together they create community.


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All the Money in the World: What the Happiest People Know About Wealth
Laura Vanderkam

BUSINESS PFINAN VAN

Why is money so often such a stressor? According to Laura Vanderkam, the key is to change your perspective. Instead of looking at money as a scarce resource, consider it a tool that you can use creatively to build a better life for yourself and the people you care about. Does spending time and money on your lawn make you as happy as spending time with friends and family?


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The Girls from Ames: A Story of Women and a Forty-Year Friendship
Jeffrey Zaslow

RELATION ZAS

As children, they formed a special bond, growing up in the small town of Ames, Iowa. As young women, they moved to eighth different states, yet they managed to maintain an extraordinary friendship that would carry them through college and careers, marriage and motherhood, dating and divorce, the death of a child, and the mysterious death of the eleventh member of their group.


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Friendfluence: The Surprising Ways Friends Make Us Who We Are
Carlin Flora

SOCSCI PSYCH FLO

Discusses the ways friends influence our personalities, choices, emotions and even physical health.


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