Firefly Lane - Kristin Hannah

Firefly Lane

By Kristin Hannah

  • Release Date: 2008-02-05
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 3,895 Ratings


From the New York Times bestselling author Kristin Hannah comes a powerful novel of love, loss, and the magic of friendship. . . . now a #1 Netflix series!

In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the "coolest girl in the world" moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all---beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer's end they've become TullyandKate. Inseparable.

So begins Kristin Hannah's magnificent new novel. Spanning more than three decades and playing out across the ever-changing face of the Pacific Northwest, Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the bulkhead of their lives.

From the beginning, Tully is desperate to prove her worth to the world. Abandoned by her mother at an early age, she longs to be loved unconditionally. In the glittering, big-hair era of the eighties, she looks to men to fill the void in her soul. But in the buttoned-down nineties, it is television news that captivates her. She will follow her own blind ambition to New York and around the globe, finding fame and success . . . and loneliness.

Kate knows early on that her life will be nothing special. Throughout college, she pretends to be driven by a need for success, but all she really wants is to fall in love and have children and live an ordinary life. In her own quiet way, Kate is as driven as Tully. What she doesn't know is how being a wife and mother will change her . . . how she'll lose sight of who she once was, and what she once wanted. And how much she'll envy her famous best friend. . . .

For thirty years, Tully and Kate buoy each other through life, weathering the storms of friendship---jealousy, anger, hurt, resentment. They think they've survived it all until a single act of betrayal tears them apart . . . and puts their courage and friendship to the ultimate test.

Firefly Lane is for anyone who ever drank Boone's Farm apple wine while listening to Abba or Fleetwood Mac. More than a coming-of-age novel, it's the story of a generation of women who were both blessed and cursed by choices. It's about promises and secrets and betrayals. And ultimately, about the one person who really, truly knows you---and knows what has the power to hurt you . . . and heal you. Firefly Lane is a story you'll never forget . . . one you'll want to pass on to your best friend.


  • Firefly Lane

    By Babybehr1991
    The story ended with an important message for all women, but the journey was predictable and lacking as compared to Kristin’s Nightingale.
  • Firefly lane

    By Duchnvfl
    Incredible so well written and spoiler alert I could not stop crying for the last 3 chapters. I thoroughly recommend this book.
  • 🫠

    By B(r)ook(e)Worm
    I loved this book to itty bitty pieces. I instantly attached myself to a specific character and felt envy, grief, the feeling of falling in love, hope, etc. I felt abandoned by this ending, and I guess that’s how you know it’s a good book.
  • Amazing story!

    By Jcaldwell23
    This book is AMAZING! You’ll laugh, have frustrations, cry, and fall in love with the characters. Truly a GREAT book.
  • Loved the book…

    By Majicreds
    Hated the tv show. The characters, the story telling… ahhh. I fell in love with these two!
  • Touching

    By golden lauren
    I never cry from books. This one is an exception. Brilliantly written, you will fall in love with TullyandKate ❤️
  • Okay

    By hugbug19
    It was just okay, lost interest and skimmed midway through. Not as good as The Great Alone
  • Firefly Lane

    By Krisknitting
    Great book. I could relate to the friendship between two best friends and their escapades. I have a best friend from 1975 and even though we live thousands of miles from each other, we pick up our conversations with each other as if we spoke yesterday. We will be BBF.
  • You will feel all the feels

    By Shani-ree
    This was the best story of friendship, so truthfully told. I felt as if I were right there. Couldn’t put it down.
  • A must read

    By Fellow AppDeveloper
    Loved this book. I wish I could have had a true friendship like Kate & Tully’s.