The Art of Friendship

The Art of Friendship

We all expect our friendships from childhood to last forever... Libby and Kit have been best friends ever since the day 11-year-old Kit bounded up to Libby's bedroom window. They've seen each other through first kisses, bad break-ups and everything in-between. It's almost 20 years since Libby moved to Sydney, but they've remained close, despite the distance and the differen We all expect our friendships from childhood to last forever... Libby and Kit have been best friends ever since th...

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Title:The Art of Friendship
Author:Lisa Ireland
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Genres:Contemporary
ISBN:1760552267
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:400 pages pages

The Art of Friendship Reviews

  • Sam Still Reading
    May 20, 2018
    I always look forward to a new Lisa Ireland novel without exception, so perhaps it seems strange that I?ve waited almost a month after release to read and review The Art of Friendship. I was waiting for a less busy time to dedicate myself to reading this wonderful story and I?m gla...
  • Brenda
    May 16, 2018
    Eleven-year-old Libby and her parents had had to sell their farm and move into the city. Woodvale in Melbourne was nothing like the family was used to, but it didn?t take Libby long to make friends. Kit lived over the road from Libby, and the very first day she had spotted Libby at h...
  • Tanya
    May 25, 2018
    Kit and Libby met and became best friends as 11 year olds. As they grew, their lives took them in different directions, but they kept their friendship intact through letters and phone calls. On the cusp of their fortieth birthdays, they again find themselves living in the same city, on...
  • Bree T
    May 06, 2018
    As an adult, friendship feels like such a tricky thing. Far more so than when I was a child. I?m not really sure what it is ? perhaps it?s moving interstate as an adult without knowing anyone. I still have friends from my high school years but we are spread out all over the globe...
  • Nicola Marsh
    May 29, 2018
    Devoured this in 2 days. A thought-provking read about friendships, long-lasting and recent, that will have you evaluating your own friendships long after you've turned the final page. Thoroughly enjoyed. ...
  • Nicole
    Aug 18, 2018
    The Art of Friendship is my first book by Australian author Lisa Ireland. From the moment I started reading, I enjoyed spending my time with two best friends, Libby and Kit in Melbourne. Libby and Kit have been best friends since primary school and have navigated high school and adulth...
  • Dale Harcombe
    Dec 06, 2018
    Three and a half stars. Libby and Kit first met as eleven year olds, after Libby and her family moved to Woodvale. Over the years, despite living in different places at times, the friendship has remained strong. So when Libby announces she and the family are moving back to Melbourne, ...
  • Sally Hepworth
    Feb 18, 2018
    STOP WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING AND READ THIS BOOK. Okay, you can't do that, because it's not out yet. Sorry. But as soon as it is, refer to my statement above. I loved Lisa Ireland's first book The Shape of Us--I mean LOVED it--but this, friends, is even better. I connected to this bo...
  • Janine
    Jun 26, 2018
    I enjoyed this book but did find the first half a little slow. ...
  • Angela
    Feb 18, 2019
    I liked the story but it wasn't what I expected. Usually with these sort of stories the friends are always living close by and stuff but this wasn't the case with this story and it was an odd way to do a story about friendship. I wasn't surprised by Kit's decision at the end and while ...
  • Veronica ⭐️
    May 09, 2018
    Lisa?s last book, The Shape of Us, has been shortlisted for the AusRom Today Reader?s Choice Award for book of the year, and Lisa has been shortlisted for the Best Established author. The Shape of Us was also in my top 10 reads of 2017. The Art of Friendship wasn?t exactly how...
  • Jaylee Neal
    May 15, 2018
    I enjoyed this book, I honestly couldn't pick who I loved so so much but honestly Lisa out did herself! ...
  • Sigrid Eckhart
    Jul 15, 2018
    Started very interesting but I became increasingly annoyed with Libby throughout the book. ...
  • Joanne
    Jun 30, 2018
    I'd been saving this book as a special occasion read - for my annual weekend away with my daughter. I couldn't put it down. Literally. Thankyou Lisa. This book is about friendship and how it changes, but it's so much more than that - especially relevant in this instaperfect environment...
  • Michelle
    May 09, 2018
    The Art of Friendship is a book that I?m sure all of us can relate to. A book that will resonate and touch everyone who reads it. Lisa Ireland is an Australian author of contemporary women?s fiction whom I only discovered when The Shape of Us was released last year. I devoured T...
  • Sharon
    Jun 25, 2018
    Childhood best friends since the age of eleven, Kit and Libby have always been there for one another over the years. A friendship that would last forever or would it? It's been almost 20 years since Libby moved from Melbourne to go and live in Sydney, but she and Kit have always ke...
  • Melanie Moxon
    May 04, 2018
    This book will resonate with many people who have had a friend since their childhood. A sure page turner. I really enjoyed both main characters of kit & Libby. Lisa has a way of pulling you into the characters emotions & taking you on a journey. I really enjoyed it as much as ?...
  • Leanne Francis
    May 11, 2018
    Loved the beautiful and simple storytelling but this is a novel layered with depth and meaning, Lisa?s captured the complexities of friendship perfectly, loved it ...
  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
    Apr 30, 2018
    *https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com 4.5 stars Friendships, we have them and we lose them. Sometimes we can?t live without them, other times we are up in arms about ending them. The Art of Friendship is a new novel that puts one great big ring around a friendship between two wome...
  • Theresa Smith Writes
    Apr 20, 2018
    What an incredible novel this turned out to be! In Lisa Ireland?s latest, she examines the intricacies of friendship and asks the question: do lifelong friendships have a use by date? But friendship isn?t the only issue to come under the microscope. Lisa also takes a look at parent...
  • Jessica M
    May 25, 2018
    http://jessjustreads.com The Art of Friendship by Lisa Ireland is a candid novel about the complexities of female friendship. This is a multi-layered story that also explores marriage, careers, parenting, domestic violence and relationships. All of the characters in the novel are fl...
  • Susan Dawson
    May 20, 2018
    Lovely story that had me putting chores off to keep reading & page turning. Loved the intertwined DV back story..... a real true to life story that occurs far too often. Thanks LI for the lovely journey and gentle reminder to be the truest of me!!! ...
  • Craig / Phil
    Feb 19, 2019
    https://www.instagram.com/happyvalley... ...
  • Pan Macmillan Australia
    Apr 29, 2018
    This is the perfect gift for Mother?s Day or just a great read for women of any age. Australian Lisa Ireland looks at just what makes some friendships last a lifetime and others for only a short while. Libby and Kit are childhood friends growing up in Melbourne then Libby gets marrie...
  • Julie Garner
    May 02, 2018
    What a great story about the balance between friendship and family. Lisa does a wonderful job of delving in to the heart of friendship that begins in childhood and moves on through a young adult travelling to getting married and having a family. Kit and Libby will finally, after many ...
  • Stacey Houllis
    Jul 23, 2018
    This is the story of besfriends who met at the age 11 years old and grew up together. Over the years their lives take different paths Libby is married to Cam and mother to 13 year old. Kit single living in the house she grew up with her mother in Melbourne. Kit's mum passed away a year...
  • Fiona
    May 18, 2018
    Absolutely LOVED this book, from start to finish and read it within a 24 hour period! I felt the pain, laughter and love from all of the characters....well worth more than 5 stars! I think this book will stay with me for a very long time. ...
  • Patricia
    Jun 01, 2018
    Another Australian author, thanks to Beauty and Lace for the opportunity - and while I enjoyed this book I expected it to be brilliant. I'm sure I expected more than was reasonable and because of this I was a little disappointed. That, I'm sure is my fault, rather than that of the book...
  • ND Campbell
    Oct 01, 2018
    Lisa Ireland?s first book, The Shape of Us, gave me the most precious gift. Her words wound their way through my defences to connect me with the grief I felt for my sister?s illness. I bought her second book expecting that it could never match the magic of her first. But it did....
  • marlin1
    Jun 15, 2018
    It gives thought to the ?type? of friendships you have through out your life. An enjoyable read ...