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Rich Friends

(1976)
(A book in the Van Vliet Family series)
A novel by

 
New York Times - bestselling author Jacqueline Briskin's steamy romantic saga about two generations of a privileged California family that chases the American dream, from the post - World War II boom years to the turbulent, psychedelic 1960s

The year 1946 in America is a time for seizing opportunities - and the best way for a woman to get ahead is to marry well. Descended from the wealthy Van Vliets, owners of a successful supermarket chain, Em Wynan is the first of her sorority sisters to walk down the aisle with a handsome war veteran. Nine months later, she delivers fraternal twin sons. Em's younger sister, the fun-loving Caroline, is her polar opposite, championing liberal causes at UCLA and falling in love with a radical writer. For Caroline's best friend, Beverly Linde, finding the right husband is more complicated because as a Holocaust survivor, she will carry the stigma and horrors of World War II forever.

Set against the backdrop of a radically changing American landscape, the lives of these three women intersect through decades of friendship, rivalry, love, and inconsolable loss. As Em, Caroline, and Beverly's children come of age during the 1960s - a time of danger and drugs, the breakdown of society's sexual taboos, and inner peace found among bizarre cults - they discover that parents cannot always save their children from tragedy, even if they have powerful, rich friends.

Steeped in atmosphere and authentic historical detail, Jacqueline Briskin's novel of ambition, hope, and family still resonates today.

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Hardback Editions

March 1995 : UK Hardback
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Title: Rich Friends (Windsor Selections)
Author(s): Jacqueline Briskin
ISBN: 0-7451-7792-1 / 978-0-7451-7792-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chivers Large print (Chivers, Windsor, Paragon & C
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December 1994 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Rich Friends (G K Hall Large Print Book Series)
Author(s): Jacqueline Briskin
ISBN: 0-7838-1132-2 / 978-0-7838-1132-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: MacMillan Publishing Company.
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November 1992 : UK Hardback
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Title: Rich Friends
Author(s): Jacqueline Briskin
ISBN: 1-85018-095-4 / 978-1-85018-095-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Inner Circle Books Ltd
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July 1980 : UK Hardback
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Title: Rich Friends
Author(s): Jacqueline Briskin
ISBN: 0-246-11193-3 / 978-0-246-11193-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
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March 1976 : USA Hardback
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Title: Rich friends: A novel
Author(s): Jacqueline Briskin
ISBN: 0-440-07367-7 / 978-0-440-07367-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
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Paperback Editions

March 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rich Friends
Author(s): Jacqueline Briskin
ISBN: 0-586-21159-4 / 978-0-586-21159-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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March 1993 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Rich Friends
Author(s): Jacqueline Briskin
ISBN: 0-440-21521-8 / 978-0-440-21521-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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April 1977 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Rich Friends
Author(s): Jacqueline Briskin
ISBN: 0-440-17380-9 / 978-0-440-17380-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dell
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May 1981 : UK Paperback
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Title: Rich Friends (A Mayflower book)
Author(s): Jacqueline Briskin
ISBN: 0-583-13320-7 / 978-0-583-13320-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Grafton
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Kindle Editions

April 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Rich Friends
Author(s): Jacqueline Briskin
Publisher: Open Road Media Romance
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