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"Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney plumbs the depths of marriage, motherhood and friendship with warmth and wit. I devoured it in one gulp! Treat yourself to some Good Company." (Maria Semple, author of Today Will Be Different

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 best seller The Nest

Flora Mancini has been happily married for more than 20 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.

©2021 Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney (P)2021 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-04-08

Don’t. Don’t waste your time or money

This was the biggest waste of time ever. No real point to the story and takes way too long to even get to the “point“

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  • JAC
  • 2021-04-12

But the ending....

This book had me from the very first words uttered. Loved everything about the story & the characters. But the author sure did leave a lot to be desired with that ending....or lack thereof. Those of us who read these kind of stories like endings, whether it be happy or sad, we need/want to know what happens. I, for one, don’t like being left hanging like this, unless it’s part of a series (which I don’t think this is). Good book but just beware there is NO ending.

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  • Liat Suvorov
  • 2021-04-08

Nice book

It is a pleasent, listening. The story is not profound, but it is interesting and well crafted.

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  • AlaskaLife
  • 2021-04-08

Boring and predictable

Read it all before. I kept waiting for the twist or excitement. Mundane. Nicely written but nothing new!

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  • Barbara S
  • 2021-04-18

Sweeney does it again!

I listened to “Good Company” by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney narrated by the notable Marin Ireland. I’ll listen to anything she narrates. She’s perfection. And as far as author Sweeney, I’ll read anything she writes. It’s a perfect combination.

In “Good Company”, Sweeney explores marriages, family, female friendships, infidelity, and the crazy theatrical world of actors. The novel centers mostly around Flora, a woman married for over 20 years, and who has an adorable daughter, Ruby. Her best friend is Margot, who’s she’s known as long as her husband Julian. All three, Margot, Flora, and Julian were in theatre together in their 20’s. Margot found her husband, David, while performing in a play at the park in NYC. David is a pediatric cardiac surgeon; he plays a minimal role in the story.

The story opens with Flora finding Julian’s wedding band in a file drawer. Julian lost his ring over a decade ago, in a lake, according to Julian. Obviously Julian lied, and Flora begins questioning her marriage. Unfortunately, Margot has loose ties to the missing ring. Flora then questions her friendship with Margot, along with all those significant people along Flora and Julian’s marriage.

Sweeney is gifted in telling stories of contemporary families. Ireland’s voice adds to this notable story.

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  • EDUARDO CARRILLO
  • 2021-04-14

Boring

This could’ve been a short story... very boring story. Should’ve just been called the ring. Was all over the place.

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  • Cyndi W.
  • 2021-04-13

Keeps your interest

Love the narrator. Pay attention as the POV is constantly changing. This was a Today Show suggestion by Jenna. Glad I took her advice!

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  • Zane
  • 2021-04-11

Wonderful

I love this author, and this book was as good as her first, if not better. If you like Emma Straub, Meg Wolitzer, or J. Courtney Sullivan this is probably your kind of book. Marin Ireland’s read is excellent.