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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
On the cusp of turning thirty, Tibby, Lena, Carmen, and Bridget are now living separate lives, out on their own. Yet despite having jobs and men that they love, each knows that something is missing: the closeness that once sustained them. Carmen is a successful actress in New York, engaged to be married, but misses her friends. Lena finds solace in her art, teaching in Rhode Island, but still thinks of Kostos and the road she didn’t take. Bridget lives with her longtime boyfriend, Eric, in San Francisco, and though a part of her wants to settle down, a bigger part can’t seem to shed her old restlessness. Then Tibby reaches out to bridge the distance, sending the others plane tickets for a reunion that they all breathlessly await. And indeed, it will change their lives forever—but in ways that none of them could ever have expected.
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About the Author
Ann Brashares is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, The Second Summer of the Sisterhood, Girls in Pants, and Forever in Blue, which comprise an internationally bestselling, award-winning series that has inspired two major motion pictures.
Reading Group Guide
1. Did re-encountering the Sisterhood in their late twenties change your perception of your favorite character? Has your favorite character changed over the course of the series overall? Why do you think she or he has or hasn’t?
2. What did you think about the relationship between Bridget and Brian in this novel? Did it surprise you?
3. Were you happy to see Lena end up with Kostos? Did you think she would end up with someone else? Why or why not?
4. What is your favorite chapter-opening quote? Why?
5. Have you ever lost touch with a close friend? Were you able to mend the relationship, or is it something that got put off for too long?
6. Did you expect the pants to come back in this book? Why or why not?
7. Did you read the series growing up or did you come to Sisterhood Everlasting on its own? How do you think it would change your reading of this novel if you had or hadn’t read the other books?
8. Were you surprised by some of the roads the girls had gone down since the last Sisterhood novel?
9. Have you ever felt unfulfilled by your job and relationship, like Carmen did in this novel? Did it take you a while to see it? When you did notice, how did you react?
10. What would you do if you were in Tibby’s shoes and knew that you were going to die soon?