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Assigned to the same suite during their freshman year at uincy Hawthorne College Lainey Ji Sun Alice and Margaret uickly become inseparable But they soon find their bonds forged in joy and fused by fear must weather threats that come at them from insti You re either going to love this book or hate it If you fall in love with its compelling engaging writing style and care for Alice Margaret Ji Sun and Lainey as they move from adolescence of their freshman year in college to adulthood you will not want the book to end or at very least hope for regular updates in future to know how they are doing If you don t connect with the book the story is going to seem long and unnecessarily detailed Life on paperThe four girls were assigned the same suite with a window seat on their first day of college They thought that they were placed together based on the fact that all of them were second daughters and only later noticed that their last names started with an R an S and two Ts As Elizabeth Ames spells her story you see the magic of becoming friends as powerful if not as falling in love There are people around them boyfriends acuaintances professors parents siblings some of them important than others some failing to make anything but a very fleeting impression It is clear though that for Alice Margaret Ji Sun and Lainey their friendship is in part something that defines them Perhaps even than their families because it might have begun as a random decision of a housing officer but it continued by choice which is evident in how they continued to love and care for each other despite their worst deeds their shameful mistakes We are told at the very beginning when the mistakes were made Alice s before the college when she was twelve Ji Sun s in the sopho year Margaret s after the graduation and Lainey s already as a mother to her own child Four mistakes four parts of the book one life that led to that moment and one life in which to make sense of what happened and live it down however much it changes you and people around youDon t think you are not going to judge them you will Because to be honest they are really inexcusable those deeds But you will judge them not as a stranger but as an invisible friend trying to see all the reasons and circumstances that led to their lapse of judgement Reasons they might not be aware of themselvesAre the characters relatable yes they are I could see bits of myself and my own friends in the girls The characters are uniue and wonderfully complex and go through intense changes moving from one part of the book to another You know you feel it in your bones they will continue evolving long after the book because this is life and what we ve just read is just a glimpse The issues it deals with are not the easiest Don t go into the book thinking it will be a light summer read infertility sexual harrassment and abuse miscarriage depression adoption are here among the other topics discussed But the way the author talks about them is both painfully honest and sensitive A wonderful debut novel lyrical beautifully written and emotional Thank you to Edelweiss and Viking Penguin Publishing Group for the ARC provided in exchange for an honest opinion

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Ccident the Accusation the Kiss and the Bite this complex yet compulsively readable debut interrogates the way that growing up forces our friendships to evolve as the women discover what they and their loved ones are capable of and capable of forgiving NO SPOILERSFull disclosure Book abandoned on page 50 out of 335 pages The Other s Gold is the second disappointment I ve read this year in one of my favorite sub genres academia Academic settings offer so much built in drama that I m puzzled as to how any author could craft something so bland I think they re trying too hard Elizabeth Ames has that passive overly contemplative style of an MFA student in other words a style praised and encouraged in the program but that will bore most readers I found it impossible to sink into this story and the characters though different from one another arecharacters They re indistinct and not true to life The Other s Gold is centered on four mistakes one for each character If interested I suggest reading Virginia s review for detailed spoilers about each mistake I m positive I would ve become increasingly enraged as I read deeper into a novel so ignorant and flat out wrong on so many levels Ames wasted her time in an MFA program when what she really needs is an education in lifeNOTE I received this as an Advance Reader Copy from Goodreads in September 2019

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Tutions from one another and ultimately from within themselves The Other's Gold follows the four friends as each makes a terrible mistake moving from their wild college days to their feral days as new parents With one part devoted to each mistake the A 25 stars rounding up Two reasons 1It s a debut 2 I don t think what I disliked about this was the author s faultThis is another book that I have been anxiously awaiting for most of the year Four girls who become friends their first day of college and that friendship transcends throughout the rest of it and continues on Hell yeah sign me up There couldn t have been a perfect book description for me I also really dug the layout The book is split up into four sections that surround an event that all four girls deal with differently Again I thought this sounded really cool The first two sections cover college and the last two cover after So now that I ve given you enough information regarding the layout and what it s loosely about I guess I should tell you why I gave it the rating I did I think Ms Ames has a real talent Her writing took me a little while to get used to I had to pay closer attention at the beginning but seemed to adapt just fine once I got further into the book and she tackled some tough issues with a voice that was spot on There are some trigger warnings for sexual harassmentassault childhood sexual abuse miscarriagefertility issues and postpartum depression I will be honest and say that the one issue I identified with was not traumatic to read about in here to me personally but because I had no idea it was coming and just didn t think it would be something covered in the book as much as it was If I had known I might have skipped the book altogether Despite how well and accurately portrayed it wasI am also disappointed because I was expecting this book to really move me and it didn t I desperately wanted it to but I felt disconnected to the characters I don t uite understand what made them such fast and everlasting friends Maybe that s the whole point Maybe we as readers were like everyone else that surrounded them Background players who could even read their thoughts but never were close enough to understand their bond and feel what they felt as closely as they did I wonder if each section that corresponded with that character s event would have been better served coming solely from that person s perspective It s possible then I could have gotten closer and connected I will almost certainly read the author s next work however I will be sure to adjust my expectations down a bit and not hold so close in my mind the book summary Maybe that will serve me better in the futureThank you to Edelweiss Viking and Elizabeth Ames for the opportunity to read this book and provide an honest reviewReview Date 9219Publication Date 82719


10 thoughts on “The Other's Gold

  1. says:

    A sharply drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined fu

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    You're either going to love this book or hate it If you fall in love with its compelling engaging writing style and care for Alice Margaret Ji Sun and Lainey as they move from adolescence of their freshman year in college to adulthood you will not want the book to end or at very least hope for regular updates in future to know how they are

  3. says:

    I'm finding it difficult to figure out what I want to say in this review because I thought this was just an okay read I think if I would have connected with the four main characters this could have been a meaningful read like it was for other

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    The bond formed between four young women in college continues to grow as they become adults  I had trouble relating to these women neither actively liking nor disliking them  This had nothing to do with the writing which I found ui

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    The Other’s Gold is the story of four girls who meet in college and become fast friends Lainey Ji Sun Margaret and Alice are each from different backgrounds and despite their varied upbringings interests and taste in men they grow close uicklyThe story follows the group through college and beyond with each of the four sections revealing a defining moment for one of the women Some were pivotal than others which is I guess true in real li

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    25 stars rounding up Two reasons 1It's a debut 2 I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's faultThis is anot

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    The Other's Gold examines the relationships between 4 young women as they enter adulthood at a small private Northeastern co

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    NO SPOILERSFull disclosure Book abandoned on page 50 out of 335 pages The Other's Gold is the second disappointment I've read this year in one of my favorite sub genres academia Academic settings offer so much built in drama that I'm puzzled as to how any author could craft something so bland I think they're trying too hard Elizabeth Ames has that passive overly contemplative style of an MFA student; in other words a style praised and enco

  9. says:

    This book was all kinds of crazy in the best ways possible Four women who become a close unit of friends in college each make one terrible mist

  10. says:

    45 starsThe Other’s Gold is the story of four young women’s path to adulthood with ordinary ups and downs ele