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Rufi Thorpe


Rufi Thorpe

Rufi Thorpe received her MFA from the University of Virginia in 2009. Her first novel, THE GIRLS FROM CORONA DEL MAR, is forthcoming from Knopf July 2014. A native of California, she currently lives in Washington D.C. with her husband and son.

Books by Rufi Thorpe

by Rufi Thorpe - Family, Family Life, Fiction, Women's Fiction

Mia and Lorrie Ann are lifelong friends: hard-hearted Mia and untouchably beautiful, kind Lorrie Ann. While Mia struggles with a mother who drinks, a pregnancy at fifteen, and younger brothers she loves but can't quite be good to, Lorrie Ann is luminous, surrounded by her close-knit family, immune to the mistakes that mar her best friend's life. Then a sudden loss catapults Lorrie Ann into tragedy: things fall apart, and then fall further-and there is nothing Mia can do to help. And as good, brave, fair Lorrie Ann stops being so good, Mia begins to question just who this woman is, and what that question means about them both.