Something Blue by Ann Hood

When Katherine leaves her fiancé at the altar, she heads to New York City to crash with her ex-best friend, only to find a less-than-warm welcome from Lucy, who has man troubles of her own.

While the friendships in Something Blue were satisfyingly nuanced, I was left somewhat cold by the overall story. I loved visiting the New York City of the late 1980s/early 1990s, because some of the restaurants mentioned were places I went to when I moved to Manhattan in 1995. It was fun remembering single life, especially revisiting a time without technology, when if you went out of town you’d leave the phone number on your answering machine. I didn’t really connect with any of the three characters, though I definitely related to the feeling of friendship slippage, when you know it’s over but can’t quite let go.

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