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  1. Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner is one of the great books. If you haven’t read it, read it just for pleasure. But it’s also one of the only books I’ve ever read that addresses the idea of couples friendships. It’s an extraordinary piece of writing. Enjoy.

  2. Would love to hear what you discover!
    Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage by Murakami is a book I recently read and loved because it explored the deep connections and wounds made by friends during transformative periods of our lives.

  3. Let’s Take the Long Way Home: A Memoir of Friendship

  4. by Gail Caldwell

  5. The website Wait but why, has a few good related articles

  6. “Never let me go”, by Kazuo Ishiguro (Yes, the book!)

  7. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara and the Neopolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante, both explore the intimacies of friendship.

  8. I second the Neopolitan Novels by Elena Ferrante, I also love the friendship between Elizabeth and Charlotte in Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. And in the TV arena, I love the friendship between the two protagonists of Broad City.

  9. I recently lead a group discussion (with adults) about friendship as discussed in Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White. Profound thoughts in a children’s book.

  10. I know I am late to the game but Anam Cara by John O’Donohue is amazing, as is his interview on On Being: