Good Company: A Novel

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A Read with Jenna Today Show Book Club Pick!

"Plumbs the depths of marriage, motherhood and friendship with warmth and wit. I devoured it in one gulp!” —Maria Semple

A warm, incisive new novel about the enduring bonds of marriage and friendship from Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of the instant New York Times bestseller The Nest

Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than twenty years. But everything she thought she knew about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with her best friend, Margot, is upended when she stumbles upon an envelope containing her husband’s wedding ring—the one he claimed he lost one summer when their daughter, Ruby, was five.

Flora and Julian struggled for years, scraping together just enough acting work to raise Ruby in Manhattan and keep Julian’s small theater company—Good Company—afloat. A move to Los Angeles brought their first real career successes, a chance to breathe easier, and a reunion with Margot, now a bona fide television star. But has their new life been built on lies? What happened that summer all those years ago? And what happens now? 

With Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney’s signature tenderness, humor, and insight, Good Company tells a bighearted story of the lifelong relationships that both wound and heal us. 

A Most Anticipated Book From: * Refinery29 * Houston Chronicle * The Millions * Elle * Buzzfeed

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5 reviews
Designs M Studio
April 28, 2021
book review for Harper Collins Canada, thank you for the physical copy to read and review!! So this story follows a young couple who do what they can to put together acting jobs together for themselves to be able to raise their young five year old daughter Ruby, which turns out to be a mighty struggle because in that kind of world, until you make it big, things can be really unstable and unpredictable, which just tends to adds to the stress of raising a child. I enjoyed that part of the story, how they put a bit of a light on just how hard it can be to live that kind of life, constantly looking for the next role or job, which brings very little solidarity to ones life. There are those who thrive on that and those who don't, but it was good to have a different perspective of that type of situation. I really did enjoy the main character Flora who they followed through out most of the story, her and her daughter kept things good and pure, they were my favorite out of all the characters. I really did not like many of the other characters because as far as I am concerned none of them are loyal, whether it be to themselves or other people, they do not seem to have any boundaries and it made me really not like characters like Margot or Julian or some of the other smaller characters that were apart of some of the ugliness that went out through out the story. My favorite part of the whole story though was the ending and how it was done, it reminded me a lot of a movie stepmom and how they did that, where they all gathered for a photo and it was the feelings and sensations that were given in that moment that helped conclude the story. The same kind of concept was used here at the end of the story, the ending was not done in a concrete, here are the facts type of ending, but in a subtle ending where it was more of a feeling that anything else, you could feel what was being saved and what was being let go of, the changes in the air, some happy moments and some sad, off brought together and felt out of one moment, and I thought it was a nice way to end this story. so for me this book is being rated a 4 out of 5 stars and I look forward to reading more from this author as I have heard good things about her previous book, The Nest!!
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About the author

Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney is the author of the instant New York Times bestselling novels The Nest and Good Company. The Nest was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writer’s pick and named one of the best books of 2016 by People, the Washington Post, NPR, Amazon and others. Sweeney’s work has been translated into more than 28 languages. She has been a guest on Today, Late Night with Seth Meyers and NPR’s All Things Considered. The Nest has been optioned by AMC Studios and is in development as a limited series. Sweeney holds an MFA from the Bennington Writing Seminars and lives in Los Angeles with her family.

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