Author: Cheryl Robinson
400 pages, NAL Trade Paperback
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What happens when the loyalty that defines the friendship of two women is tested? For Mia and Danielle, finding the answer takes a lifetime.
Mia Marks was an independent black girl from inner-city Detroit with an eye for the hottest fashions and a penchant for the good life. Danielle King was a soft-spoken suburban white girl with artistic ambitions. When they met at an all-girls Catholic high school, neither expected to form a deep bond that transcended race and background and lasted for years. And neither could have anticipated the one indiscretion that destroyed their friendship.
Twenty years later, Danielle is a successful novelist living in Miami. Mia is a schoolteacher in Detroit. But they’re still on common ground. Both are unhappily married and raising teenage daughters, and both are far to proud to make the first move to reconnect-until tragedy brings them back together in the most unexpected way.
Now they must confront the past, discover its untold truths, and learn to survive the increasing complexities of their lives and of a friendship destined to endure. (Summary provided by NAL Trade Paperback.)
I have always loved reading novels and watching films that revolve around the theme of friendship, especially that of friendship between women. My love for friendship themed books and movies was fostered by repeated viewings of Beaches at junior high and high school slumber parties in the 80s and 90s. So, I was thrilled to see that Cheryl Robinson’s latest novel Remember Me is about estranged friends that fate brings together after many years apart. Much like my favorite friendship flick Beaches, Robinson’s novel is packed with flashbacks, betrayal, and enough drama to keep readers rapidly turning pages.
Robinson is at her best as a writer during quiet moments of searing dialogue between Mia and her husband Frank. The tension between Mia and Frank (her husband) is palpable, and Robinson’s razor sharp dialogue paints a vivid portrait of a marriage crumbling in the face of infidelity. Remember Me touches on many important themes and issues such as race, marriage, motherhood, and what it means to truly be a friend. Robinson approaches these topics with sensitivity and provides a moving portrayal of a friendship spanning decades. I wholeheartedly recommend Remember Me for readers who enjoy quality contemporary fiction
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