The Other's Gold

The Other's Gold

An insightful and sparkling novel that opens on a college campus and follows the friendship of four women across life-defining turning points Assigned to the same suite during their freshman year at Quincy-Hawthorne College, Lainey, Ji Sun, Alice, and Margaret quickly become inseparable. The leafy green campus they move through together, the idyllic window seat they share i An insightful and sparkling novel that opens on a college campus and follows the friendship of four women across life...

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Title:The Other's Gold
Author:Elizabeth Ames
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Genres:Fiction
ISBN:1984878492
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:335 pages pages

The Other's Gold Reviews

  • LA Brower
    Oct 17, 2018

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

    Celeste Ng blurbed this and i am not okay ...

    My favorite book of 2019! The Other's Gold is must-read, un-put-down-able, absolutely triumphant debut novel by a major new literary voice. Narrated in spectacular prose with breathtaking emotional intimacy and insight, Ames' big-hearted, character-driven book left me in awe. Simultane...

  • Beth
    Sep 01, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

    Celeste Ng blurbed this and i am not okay ...

    My favorite book of 2019! The Other's Gold is must-read, un-put-down-able, absolutely triumphant debut novel by a major new literary voice. Narrated in spectacular prose with breathtaking emotional intimacy and insight, Ames' big-hearted, character-driven book left me in awe. Simultane...

    I had such high hopes for this debut. Unfortunately I was left feeling underwhelmed and quite confused. I?m perplexed as to what the point was of it all. It clearly went over my head. The 4 very unique mistakes presented didn?t leave me with any emotional connection to the characte...

    I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. This is the story of four friends who share the same room in college and their friendship continues afterward. They each make mistakes that are very serious and unusual. For a first novel, this book is unbelievable, what a great imagination and w...

    Happy Publication Day to Elizabeth Ames for The Other?s Gold! If you?ve been following me for a little while, then you probably already know that I?m a sucker for books about friendship. They are my very favorite and I absolutely adore reading them. The Other?s Gold is a story ...

    THE OTHER?S GOLD was such a lovely surprise, so much so that I read it in a day and enjoyed every second. I am such a sucker for female friendship books on college campuses, and love it even more when the story continues after school and we learn about their lives and relationships a...

    This book connected with me so deeply! Its depiction of friendships, college, motherhood, heartache, regret, and lifelong love really hit home for me, and the characters felt as real and complex as some of my own friends. Though their choices and mistakes sometimes made it hard for me ...

    Thanks to Viking Books for an advanced copy of this book. I was incredibly nervous about this debut novel?the premise is everything I normally love in a character-driven story (campus setting, female friendship, etc), but the intangibles are key to these types of novels working we...

    Despite the fact that this is the type of novel that I generally like, I found this book very disappointing. Again, four college roommates bond and become lifelong friends. The women go through college traumas, marriage and motherhood maintaining this relationship. The characters r...

    zero stars! I work at a book store so I get to read ARCs. Sometimes they are good and sometimes they are not. I do not understand how this book ever was published. It is about 4 girls who ended up being roommates in college and become fast friends. "Each of the girls will make a terrib...

    I rarely write a review. This writer used way too many words in most sentences. It became tedious. I?m glad I?m done. ...

    This novel didn?t work for me. I found the characters flat and, ultimately, didn?t care about them. Disappointing read for me, but I may not have been the best audience. ...

    Thank you to Viking and Penguin Random House for this copy in exchange for my honest review. Margaret, Ji Sun, Alice and Lainey meet as freshman suite mates at Quincy-Hawthorne College and immediately become best friends. Though they all come from different backgrounds, they form a...

    The first section of this book was hard for me to get into but once they got out of the college years I was completely hooked! What a unique and interesting story. I was impressed with Ames' writing and found myself rereading sentences and nodding my head along with the insights she ha...

    Absolutely fucking terrible. A MFA does not make you a good writer. Maybe just, pretentious enough to get away with it for awhile? The characters were flat, their mistakes were crimes (with oh ho NO CONSEQUENCES!), and Ji Sun has literally no backstory other than being wealthy. W...

    Cover to cover, my heart was a wonderful, sloppy messy on each page, constantly teetering between exploding with triumphant love and melting into the universal sorrows and trials of tightly woven friendship. It is not enough to say that this is a book about females, about college, or a...

  • Jenny
    Jul 19, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

  • Celeste Ng
    Feb 01, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

  • Sharon
    Jun 15, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

  • Cynthia
    Jun 10, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

    Celeste Ng blurbed this and i am not okay ...

    My favorite book of 2019! The Other's Gold is must-read, un-put-down-able, absolutely triumphant debut novel by a major new literary voice. Narrated in spectacular prose with breathtaking emotional intimacy and insight, Ames' big-hearted, character-driven book left me in awe. Simultane...

    I had such high hopes for this debut. Unfortunately I was left feeling underwhelmed and quite confused. I?m perplexed as to what the point was of it all. It clearly went over my head. The 4 very unique mistakes presented didn?t leave me with any emotional connection to the characte...

    I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. This is the story of four friends who share the same room in college and their friendship continues afterward. They each make mistakes that are very serious and unusual. For a first novel, this book is unbelievable, what a great imagination and w...

    Happy Publication Day to Elizabeth Ames for The Other?s Gold! If you?ve been following me for a little while, then you probably already know that I?m a sucker for books about friendship. They are my very favorite and I absolutely adore reading them. The Other?s Gold is a story ...

    THE OTHER?S GOLD was such a lovely surprise, so much so that I read it in a day and enjoyed every second. I am such a sucker for female friendship books on college campuses, and love it even more when the story continues after school and we learn about their lives and relationships a...

    This book connected with me so deeply! Its depiction of friendships, college, motherhood, heartache, regret, and lifelong love really hit home for me, and the characters felt as real and complex as some of my own friends. Though their choices and mistakes sometimes made it hard for me ...

    Thanks to Viking Books for an advanced copy of this book. I was incredibly nervous about this debut novel?the premise is everything I normally love in a character-driven story (campus setting, female friendship, etc), but the intangibles are key to these types of novels working we...

    Despite the fact that this is the type of novel that I generally like, I found this book very disappointing. Again, four college roommates bond and become lifelong friends. The women go through college traumas, marriage and motherhood maintaining this relationship. The characters r...

    zero stars! I work at a book store so I get to read ARCs. Sometimes they are good and sometimes they are not. I do not understand how this book ever was published. It is about 4 girls who ended up being roommates in college and become fast friends. "Each of the girls will make a terrib...

    I rarely write a review. This writer used way too many words in most sentences. It became tedious. I?m glad I?m done. ...

    This novel didn?t work for me. I found the characters flat and, ultimately, didn?t care about them. Disappointing read for me, but I may not have been the best audience. ...

  • Michelle
    Sep 02, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

    Celeste Ng blurbed this and i am not okay ...

    My favorite book of 2019! The Other's Gold is must-read, un-put-down-able, absolutely triumphant debut novel by a major new literary voice. Narrated in spectacular prose with breathtaking emotional intimacy and insight, Ames' big-hearted, character-driven book left me in awe. Simultane...

    I had such high hopes for this debut. Unfortunately I was left feeling underwhelmed and quite confused. I?m perplexed as to what the point was of it all. It clearly went over my head. The 4 very unique mistakes presented didn?t leave me with any emotional connection to the characte...

    I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. This is the story of four friends who share the same room in college and their friendship continues afterward. They each make mistakes that are very serious and unusual. For a first novel, this book is unbelievable, what a great imagination and w...

    Happy Publication Day to Elizabeth Ames for The Other?s Gold! If you?ve been following me for a little while, then you probably already know that I?m a sucker for books about friendship. They are my very favorite and I absolutely adore reading them. The Other?s Gold is a story ...

    THE OTHER?S GOLD was such a lovely surprise, so much so that I read it in a day and enjoyed every second. I am such a sucker for female friendship books on college campuses, and love it even more when the story continues after school and we learn about their lives and relationships a...

    This book connected with me so deeply! Its depiction of friendships, college, motherhood, heartache, regret, and lifelong love really hit home for me, and the characters felt as real and complex as some of my own friends. Though their choices and mistakes sometimes made it hard for me ...

    Thanks to Viking Books for an advanced copy of this book. I was incredibly nervous about this debut novel?the premise is everything I normally love in a character-driven story (campus setting, female friendship, etc), but the intangibles are key to these types of novels working we...

    Despite the fact that this is the type of novel that I generally like, I found this book very disappointing. Again, four college roommates bond and become lifelong friends. The women go through college traumas, marriage and motherhood maintaining this relationship. The characters r...

    zero stars! I work at a book store so I get to read ARCs. Sometimes they are good and sometimes they are not. I do not understand how this book ever was published. It is about 4 girls who ended up being roommates in college and become fast friends. "Each of the girls will make a terrib...

    I rarely write a review. This writer used way too many words in most sentences. It became tedious. I?m glad I?m done. ...

    This novel didn?t work for me. I found the characters flat and, ultimately, didn?t care about them. Disappointing read for me, but I may not have been the best audience. ...

    Thank you to Viking and Penguin Random House for this copy in exchange for my honest review. Margaret, Ji Sun, Alice and Lainey meet as freshman suite mates at Quincy-Hawthorne College and immediately become best friends. Though they all come from different backgrounds, they form a...

    The first section of this book was hard for me to get into but once they got out of the college years I was completely hooked! What a unique and interesting story. I was impressed with Ames' writing and found myself rereading sentences and nodding my head along with the insights she ha...

  • Ilyssa Wesche
    Apr 17, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

    Celeste Ng blurbed this and i am not okay ...

    My favorite book of 2019! The Other's Gold is must-read, un-put-down-able, absolutely triumphant debut novel by a major new literary voice. Narrated in spectacular prose with breathtaking emotional intimacy and insight, Ames' big-hearted, character-driven book left me in awe. Simultane...

    I had such high hopes for this debut. Unfortunately I was left feeling underwhelmed and quite confused. I?m perplexed as to what the point was of it all. It clearly went over my head. The 4 very unique mistakes presented didn?t leave me with any emotional connection to the characte...

    I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. This is the story of four friends who share the same room in college and their friendship continues afterward. They each make mistakes that are very serious and unusual. For a first novel, this book is unbelievable, what a great imagination and w...

    Happy Publication Day to Elizabeth Ames for The Other?s Gold! If you?ve been following me for a little while, then you probably already know that I?m a sucker for books about friendship. They are my very favorite and I absolutely adore reading them. The Other?s Gold is a story ...

    THE OTHER?S GOLD was such a lovely surprise, so much so that I read it in a day and enjoyed every second. I am such a sucker for female friendship books on college campuses, and love it even more when the story continues after school and we learn about their lives and relationships a...

    This book connected with me so deeply! Its depiction of friendships, college, motherhood, heartache, regret, and lifelong love really hit home for me, and the characters felt as real and complex as some of my own friends. Though their choices and mistakes sometimes made it hard for me ...

    Thanks to Viking Books for an advanced copy of this book. I was incredibly nervous about this debut novel?the premise is everything I normally love in a character-driven story (campus setting, female friendship, etc), but the intangibles are key to these types of novels working we...

    Despite the fact that this is the type of novel that I generally like, I found this book very disappointing. Again, four college roommates bond and become lifelong friends. The women go through college traumas, marriage and motherhood maintaining this relationship. The characters r...

    zero stars! I work at a book store so I get to read ARCs. Sometimes they are good and sometimes they are not. I do not understand how this book ever was published. It is about 4 girls who ended up being roommates in college and become fast friends. "Each of the girls will make a terrib...

    I rarely write a review. This writer used way too many words in most sentences. It became tedious. I?m glad I?m done. ...

    This novel didn?t work for me. I found the characters flat and, ultimately, didn?t care about them. Disappointing read for me, but I may not have been the best audience. ...

    Thank you to Viking and Penguin Random House for this copy in exchange for my honest review. Margaret, Ji Sun, Alice and Lainey meet as freshman suite mates at Quincy-Hawthorne College and immediately become best friends. Though they all come from different backgrounds, they form a...

    The first section of this book was hard for me to get into but once they got out of the college years I was completely hooked! What a unique and interesting story. I was impressed with Ames' writing and found myself rereading sentences and nodding my head along with the insights she ha...

    Absolutely fucking terrible. A MFA does not make you a good writer. Maybe just, pretentious enough to get away with it for awhile? The characters were flat, their mistakes were crimes (with oh ho NO CONSEQUENCES!), and Ji Sun has literally no backstory other than being wealthy. W...

    Cover to cover, my heart was a wonderful, sloppy messy on each page, constantly teetering between exploding with triumphant love and melting into the universal sorrows and trials of tightly woven friendship. It is not enough to say that this is a book about females, about college, or a...

    A bunch of forged relationships from women in college that seems to go nowhere and probably wouldn't have endured in real life. I'm not sure the point but for me this felt too forced and too out of left field to make a go of it all. A pact to keep one another's secrets but the secret...

    2.5 Stars. Review to come. ...

    I primarily read science and history, but this book created such positive buzz that my curiosity won out. Glad it did. Ames crafts perfectly polished prose: each word the only possible word, each sentence a string of body-warmed pearls with an occasional unexpectedly welcome razor bl...

    I really dug this one. It reminded me of the movie Friends with Money. I liked Ji Sun the best, as I felt she stayed most true to her character. This would have been four star for me but there was not even remotely enough outrage for the Kiss. It mean that was ridiculous. ...

  • Tess
    Aug 30, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

    Celeste Ng blurbed this and i am not okay ...

    My favorite book of 2019! The Other's Gold is must-read, un-put-down-able, absolutely triumphant debut novel by a major new literary voice. Narrated in spectacular prose with breathtaking emotional intimacy and insight, Ames' big-hearted, character-driven book left me in awe. Simultane...

    I had such high hopes for this debut. Unfortunately I was left feeling underwhelmed and quite confused. I?m perplexed as to what the point was of it all. It clearly went over my head. The 4 very unique mistakes presented didn?t leave me with any emotional connection to the characte...

    I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. This is the story of four friends who share the same room in college and their friendship continues afterward. They each make mistakes that are very serious and unusual. For a first novel, this book is unbelievable, what a great imagination and w...

    Happy Publication Day to Elizabeth Ames for The Other?s Gold! If you?ve been following me for a little while, then you probably already know that I?m a sucker for books about friendship. They are my very favorite and I absolutely adore reading them. The Other?s Gold is a story ...

    THE OTHER?S GOLD was such a lovely surprise, so much so that I read it in a day and enjoyed every second. I am such a sucker for female friendship books on college campuses, and love it even more when the story continues after school and we learn about their lives and relationships a...

  • Jules
    Jan 10, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

    Celeste Ng blurbed this and i am not okay ...

    My favorite book of 2019! The Other's Gold is must-read, un-put-down-able, absolutely triumphant debut novel by a major new literary voice. Narrated in spectacular prose with breathtaking emotional intimacy and insight, Ames' big-hearted, character-driven book left me in awe. Simultane...

    I had such high hopes for this debut. Unfortunately I was left feeling underwhelmed and quite confused. I?m perplexed as to what the point was of it all. It clearly went over my head. The 4 very unique mistakes presented didn?t leave me with any emotional connection to the characte...

    I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. This is the story of four friends who share the same room in college and their friendship continues afterward. They each make mistakes that are very serious and unusual. For a first novel, this book is unbelievable, what a great imagination and w...

    Happy Publication Day to Elizabeth Ames for The Other?s Gold! If you?ve been following me for a little while, then you probably already know that I?m a sucker for books about friendship. They are my very favorite and I absolutely adore reading them. The Other?s Gold is a story ...

    THE OTHER?S GOLD was such a lovely surprise, so much so that I read it in a day and enjoyed every second. I am such a sucker for female friendship books on college campuses, and love it even more when the story continues after school and we learn about their lives and relationships a...

    This book connected with me so deeply! Its depiction of friendships, college, motherhood, heartache, regret, and lifelong love really hit home for me, and the characters felt as real and complex as some of my own friends. Though their choices and mistakes sometimes made it hard for me ...

    Thanks to Viking Books for an advanced copy of this book. I was incredibly nervous about this debut novel?the premise is everything I normally love in a character-driven story (campus setting, female friendship, etc), but the intangibles are key to these types of novels working we...

    Despite the fact that this is the type of novel that I generally like, I found this book very disappointing. Again, four college roommates bond and become lifelong friends. The women go through college traumas, marriage and motherhood maintaining this relationship. The characters r...

    zero stars! I work at a book store so I get to read ARCs. Sometimes they are good and sometimes they are not. I do not understand how this book ever was published. It is about 4 girls who ended up being roommates in college and become fast friends. "Each of the girls will make a terrib...

    I rarely write a review. This writer used way too many words in most sentences. It became tedious. I?m glad I?m done. ...

    This novel didn?t work for me. I found the characters flat and, ultimately, didn?t care about them. Disappointing read for me, but I may not have been the best audience. ...

    Thank you to Viking and Penguin Random House for this copy in exchange for my honest review. Margaret, Ji Sun, Alice and Lainey meet as freshman suite mates at Quincy-Hawthorne College and immediately become best friends. Though they all come from different backgrounds, they form a...

    The first section of this book was hard for me to get into but once they got out of the college years I was completely hooked! What a unique and interesting story. I was impressed with Ames' writing and found myself rereading sentences and nodding my head along with the insights she ha...

    Absolutely fucking terrible. A MFA does not make you a good writer. Maybe just, pretentious enough to get away with it for awhile? The characters were flat, their mistakes were crimes (with oh ho NO CONSEQUENCES!), and Ji Sun has literally no backstory other than being wealthy. W...

    Cover to cover, my heart was a wonderful, sloppy messy on each page, constantly teetering between exploding with triumphant love and melting into the universal sorrows and trials of tightly woven friendship. It is not enough to say that this is a book about females, about college, or a...

    A bunch of forged relationships from women in college that seems to go nowhere and probably wouldn't have endured in real life. I'm not sure the point but for me this felt too forced and too out of left field to make a go of it all. A pact to keep one another's secrets but the secret...

    2.5 Stars. Review to come. ...

    I primarily read science and history, but this book created such positive buzz that my curiosity won out. Glad it did. Ames crafts perfectly polished prose: each word the only possible word, each sentence a string of body-warmed pearls with an occasional unexpectedly welcome razor bl...

  • Beth
    Sep 02, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

    Celeste Ng blurbed this and i am not okay ...

    My favorite book of 2019! The Other's Gold is must-read, un-put-down-able, absolutely triumphant debut novel by a major new literary voice. Narrated in spectacular prose with breathtaking emotional intimacy and insight, Ames' big-hearted, character-driven book left me in awe. Simultane...

    I had such high hopes for this debut. Unfortunately I was left feeling underwhelmed and quite confused. I?m perplexed as to what the point was of it all. It clearly went over my head. The 4 very unique mistakes presented didn?t leave me with any emotional connection to the characte...

    I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. This is the story of four friends who share the same room in college and their friendship continues afterward. They each make mistakes that are very serious and unusual. For a first novel, this book is unbelievable, what a great imagination and w...

    Happy Publication Day to Elizabeth Ames for The Other?s Gold! If you?ve been following me for a little while, then you probably already know that I?m a sucker for books about friendship. They are my very favorite and I absolutely adore reading them. The Other?s Gold is a story ...

    THE OTHER?S GOLD was such a lovely surprise, so much so that I read it in a day and enjoyed every second. I am such a sucker for female friendship books on college campuses, and love it even more when the story continues after school and we learn about their lives and relationships a...

    This book connected with me so deeply! Its depiction of friendships, college, motherhood, heartache, regret, and lifelong love really hit home for me, and the characters felt as real and complex as some of my own friends. Though their choices and mistakes sometimes made it hard for me ...

    Thanks to Viking Books for an advanced copy of this book. I was incredibly nervous about this debut novel?the premise is everything I normally love in a character-driven story (campus setting, female friendship, etc), but the intangibles are key to these types of novels working we...

    Despite the fact that this is the type of novel that I generally like, I found this book very disappointing. Again, four college roommates bond and become lifelong friends. The women go through college traumas, marriage and motherhood maintaining this relationship. The characters r...

    zero stars! I work at a book store so I get to read ARCs. Sometimes they are good and sometimes they are not. I do not understand how this book ever was published. It is about 4 girls who ended up being roommates in college and become fast friends. "Each of the girls will make a terrib...

  • Stacey A.  Prose and Palate
    Aug 24, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

    Celeste Ng blurbed this and i am not okay ...

    My favorite book of 2019! The Other's Gold is must-read, un-put-down-able, absolutely triumphant debut novel by a major new literary voice. Narrated in spectacular prose with breathtaking emotional intimacy and insight, Ames' big-hearted, character-driven book left me in awe. Simultane...

    I had such high hopes for this debut. Unfortunately I was left feeling underwhelmed and quite confused. I?m perplexed as to what the point was of it all. It clearly went over my head. The 4 very unique mistakes presented didn?t leave me with any emotional connection to the characte...

    I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. This is the story of four friends who share the same room in college and their friendship continues afterward. They each make mistakes that are very serious and unusual. For a first novel, this book is unbelievable, what a great imagination and w...

    Happy Publication Day to Elizabeth Ames for The Other?s Gold! If you?ve been following me for a little while, then you probably already know that I?m a sucker for books about friendship. They are my very favorite and I absolutely adore reading them. The Other?s Gold is a story ...

    THE OTHER?S GOLD was such a lovely surprise, so much so that I read it in a day and enjoyed every second. I am such a sucker for female friendship books on college campuses, and love it even more when the story continues after school and we learn about their lives and relationships a...

    This book connected with me so deeply! Its depiction of friendships, college, motherhood, heartache, regret, and lifelong love really hit home for me, and the characters felt as real and complex as some of my own friends. Though their choices and mistakes sometimes made it hard for me ...

    Thanks to Viking Books for an advanced copy of this book. I was incredibly nervous about this debut novel?the premise is everything I normally love in a character-driven story (campus setting, female friendship, etc), but the intangibles are key to these types of novels working we...

    Despite the fact that this is the type of novel that I generally like, I found this book very disappointing. Again, four college roommates bond and become lifelong friends. The women go through college traumas, marriage and motherhood maintaining this relationship. The characters r...

    zero stars! I work at a book store so I get to read ARCs. Sometimes they are good and sometimes they are not. I do not understand how this book ever was published. It is about 4 girls who ended up being roommates in college and become fast friends. "Each of the girls will make a terrib...

    I rarely write a review. This writer used way too many words in most sentences. It became tedious. I?m glad I?m done. ...

    This novel didn?t work for me. I found the characters flat and, ultimately, didn?t care about them. Disappointing read for me, but I may not have been the best audience. ...

    Thank you to Viking and Penguin Random House for this copy in exchange for my honest review. Margaret, Ji Sun, Alice and Lainey meet as freshman suite mates at Quincy-Hawthorne College and immediately become best friends. Though they all come from different backgrounds, they form a...

    The first section of this book was hard for me to get into but once they got out of the college years I was completely hooked! What a unique and interesting story. I was impressed with Ames' writing and found myself rereading sentences and nodding my head along with the insights she ha...

    Absolutely fucking terrible. A MFA does not make you a good writer. Maybe just, pretentious enough to get away with it for awhile? The characters were flat, their mistakes were crimes (with oh ho NO CONSEQUENCES!), and Ji Sun has literally no backstory other than being wealthy. W...

    Cover to cover, my heart was a wonderful, sloppy messy on each page, constantly teetering between exploding with triumphant love and melting into the universal sorrows and trials of tightly woven friendship. It is not enough to say that this is a book about females, about college, or a...

    A bunch of forged relationships from women in college that seems to go nowhere and probably wouldn't have endured in real life. I'm not sure the point but for me this felt too forced and too out of left field to make a go of it all. A pact to keep one another's secrets but the secret...

    2.5 Stars. Review to come. ...

  • Diane
    Sep 07, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

    Celeste Ng blurbed this and i am not okay ...

    My favorite book of 2019! The Other's Gold is must-read, un-put-down-able, absolutely triumphant debut novel by a major new literary voice. Narrated in spectacular prose with breathtaking emotional intimacy and insight, Ames' big-hearted, character-driven book left me in awe. Simultane...

    I had such high hopes for this debut. Unfortunately I was left feeling underwhelmed and quite confused. I?m perplexed as to what the point was of it all. It clearly went over my head. The 4 very unique mistakes presented didn?t leave me with any emotional connection to the characte...

    I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. This is the story of four friends who share the same room in college and their friendship continues afterward. They each make mistakes that are very serious and unusual. For a first novel, this book is unbelievable, what a great imagination and w...

    Happy Publication Day to Elizabeth Ames for The Other?s Gold! If you?ve been following me for a little while, then you probably already know that I?m a sucker for books about friendship. They are my very favorite and I absolutely adore reading them. The Other?s Gold is a story ...

    THE OTHER?S GOLD was such a lovely surprise, so much so that I read it in a day and enjoyed every second. I am such a sucker for female friendship books on college campuses, and love it even more when the story continues after school and we learn about their lives and relationships a...

    This book connected with me so deeply! Its depiction of friendships, college, motherhood, heartache, regret, and lifelong love really hit home for me, and the characters felt as real and complex as some of my own friends. Though their choices and mistakes sometimes made it hard for me ...

    Thanks to Viking Books for an advanced copy of this book. I was incredibly nervous about this debut novel?the premise is everything I normally love in a character-driven story (campus setting, female friendship, etc), but the intangibles are key to these types of novels working we...

    Despite the fact that this is the type of novel that I generally like, I found this book very disappointing. Again, four college roommates bond and become lifelong friends. The women go through college traumas, marriage and motherhood maintaining this relationship. The characters r...

    zero stars! I work at a book store so I get to read ARCs. Sometimes they are good and sometimes they are not. I do not understand how this book ever was published. It is about 4 girls who ended up being roommates in college and become fast friends. "Each of the girls will make a terrib...

    I rarely write a review. This writer used way too many words in most sentences. It became tedious. I?m glad I?m done. ...

  • Michelle
    Sep 02, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

  • Joy Matteson
    Jul 03, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

  • Basic B's Guide
    Aug 27, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

    Celeste Ng blurbed this and i am not okay ...

    My favorite book of 2019! The Other's Gold is must-read, un-put-down-able, absolutely triumphant debut novel by a major new literary voice. Narrated in spectacular prose with breathtaking emotional intimacy and insight, Ames' big-hearted, character-driven book left me in awe. Simultane...

    I had such high hopes for this debut. Unfortunately I was left feeling underwhelmed and quite confused. I?m perplexed as to what the point was of it all. It clearly went over my head. The 4 very unique mistakes presented didn?t leave me with any emotional connection to the characte...

  • Heather
    Aug 28, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

    Celeste Ng blurbed this and i am not okay ...

    My favorite book of 2019! The Other's Gold is must-read, un-put-down-able, absolutely triumphant debut novel by a major new literary voice. Narrated in spectacular prose with breathtaking emotional intimacy and insight, Ames' big-hearted, character-driven book left me in awe. Simultane...

    I had such high hopes for this debut. Unfortunately I was left feeling underwhelmed and quite confused. I?m perplexed as to what the point was of it all. It clearly went over my head. The 4 very unique mistakes presented didn?t leave me with any emotional connection to the characte...

    I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. This is the story of four friends who share the same room in college and their friendship continues afterward. They each make mistakes that are very serious and unusual. For a first novel, this book is unbelievable, what a great imagination and w...

    Happy Publication Day to Elizabeth Ames for The Other?s Gold! If you?ve been following me for a little while, then you probably already know that I?m a sucker for books about friendship. They are my very favorite and I absolutely adore reading them. The Other?s Gold is a story ...

    THE OTHER?S GOLD was such a lovely surprise, so much so that I read it in a day and enjoyed every second. I am such a sucker for female friendship books on college campuses, and love it even more when the story continues after school and we learn about their lives and relationships a...

    This book connected with me so deeply! Its depiction of friendships, college, motherhood, heartache, regret, and lifelong love really hit home for me, and the characters felt as real and complex as some of my own friends. Though their choices and mistakes sometimes made it hard for me ...

    Thanks to Viking Books for an advanced copy of this book. I was incredibly nervous about this debut novel?the premise is everything I normally love in a character-driven story (campus setting, female friendship, etc), but the intangibles are key to these types of novels working we...

    Despite the fact that this is the type of novel that I generally like, I found this book very disappointing. Again, four college roommates bond and become lifelong friends. The women go through college traumas, marriage and motherhood maintaining this relationship. The characters r...

    zero stars! I work at a book store so I get to read ARCs. Sometimes they are good and sometimes they are not. I do not understand how this book ever was published. It is about 4 girls who ended up being roommates in college and become fast friends. "Each of the girls will make a terrib...

    I rarely write a review. This writer used way too many words in most sentences. It became tedious. I?m glad I?m done. ...

    This novel didn?t work for me. I found the characters flat and, ultimately, didn?t care about them. Disappointing read for me, but I may not have been the best audience. ...

    Thank you to Viking and Penguin Random House for this copy in exchange for my honest review. Margaret, Ji Sun, Alice and Lainey meet as freshman suite mates at Quincy-Hawthorne College and immediately become best friends. Though they all come from different backgrounds, they form a...

  • Claire Barfell
    Jul 30, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

    Celeste Ng blurbed this and i am not okay ...

    My favorite book of 2019! The Other's Gold is must-read, un-put-down-able, absolutely triumphant debut novel by a major new literary voice. Narrated in spectacular prose with breathtaking emotional intimacy and insight, Ames' big-hearted, character-driven book left me in awe. Simultane...

    I had such high hopes for this debut. Unfortunately I was left feeling underwhelmed and quite confused. I?m perplexed as to what the point was of it all. It clearly went over my head. The 4 very unique mistakes presented didn?t leave me with any emotional connection to the characte...

    I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. This is the story of four friends who share the same room in college and their friendship continues afterward. They each make mistakes that are very serious and unusual. For a first novel, this book is unbelievable, what a great imagination and w...

  • Lauren
    Sep 10, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

    Celeste Ng blurbed this and i am not okay ...

    My favorite book of 2019! The Other's Gold is must-read, un-put-down-able, absolutely triumphant debut novel by a major new literary voice. Narrated in spectacular prose with breathtaking emotional intimacy and insight, Ames' big-hearted, character-driven book left me in awe. Simultane...

    I had such high hopes for this debut. Unfortunately I was left feeling underwhelmed and quite confused. I?m perplexed as to what the point was of it all. It clearly went over my head. The 4 very unique mistakes presented didn?t leave me with any emotional connection to the characte...

    I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. This is the story of four friends who share the same room in college and their friendship continues afterward. They each make mistakes that are very serious and unusual. For a first novel, this book is unbelievable, what a great imagination and w...

    Happy Publication Day to Elizabeth Ames for The Other?s Gold! If you?ve been following me for a little while, then you probably already know that I?m a sucker for books about friendship. They are my very favorite and I absolutely adore reading them. The Other?s Gold is a story ...

    THE OTHER?S GOLD was such a lovely surprise, so much so that I read it in a day and enjoyed every second. I am such a sucker for female friendship books on college campuses, and love it even more when the story continues after school and we learn about their lives and relationships a...

    This book connected with me so deeply! Its depiction of friendships, college, motherhood, heartache, regret, and lifelong love really hit home for me, and the characters felt as real and complex as some of my own friends. Though their choices and mistakes sometimes made it hard for me ...

    Thanks to Viking Books for an advanced copy of this book. I was incredibly nervous about this debut novel?the premise is everything I normally love in a character-driven story (campus setting, female friendship, etc), but the intangibles are key to these types of novels working we...

    Despite the fact that this is the type of novel that I generally like, I found this book very disappointing. Again, four college roommates bond and become lifelong friends. The women go through college traumas, marriage and motherhood maintaining this relationship. The characters r...

    zero stars! I work at a book store so I get to read ARCs. Sometimes they are good and sometimes they are not. I do not understand how this book ever was published. It is about 4 girls who ended up being roommates in college and become fast friends. "Each of the girls will make a terrib...

    I rarely write a review. This writer used way too many words in most sentences. It became tedious. I?m glad I?m done. ...

    This novel didn?t work for me. I found the characters flat and, ultimately, didn?t care about them. Disappointing read for me, but I may not have been the best audience. ...

    Thank you to Viking and Penguin Random House for this copy in exchange for my honest review. Margaret, Ji Sun, Alice and Lainey meet as freshman suite mates at Quincy-Hawthorne College and immediately become best friends. Though they all come from different backgrounds, they form a...

    The first section of this book was hard for me to get into but once they got out of the college years I was completely hooked! What a unique and interesting story. I was impressed with Ames' writing and found myself rereading sentences and nodding my head along with the insights she ha...

    Absolutely fucking terrible. A MFA does not make you a good writer. Maybe just, pretentious enough to get away with it for awhile? The characters were flat, their mistakes were crimes (with oh ho NO CONSEQUENCES!), and Ji Sun has literally no backstory other than being wealthy. W...

  • Sarah at Sarah's Book Shelves
    Jul 29, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

    Celeste Ng blurbed this and i am not okay ...

    My favorite book of 2019! The Other's Gold is must-read, un-put-down-able, absolutely triumphant debut novel by a major new literary voice. Narrated in spectacular prose with breathtaking emotional intimacy and insight, Ames' big-hearted, character-driven book left me in awe. Simultane...

    I had such high hopes for this debut. Unfortunately I was left feeling underwhelmed and quite confused. I?m perplexed as to what the point was of it all. It clearly went over my head. The 4 very unique mistakes presented didn?t leave me with any emotional connection to the characte...

    I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. This is the story of four friends who share the same room in college and their friendship continues afterward. They each make mistakes that are very serious and unusual. For a first novel, this book is unbelievable, what a great imagination and w...

    Happy Publication Day to Elizabeth Ames for The Other?s Gold! If you?ve been following me for a little while, then you probably already know that I?m a sucker for books about friendship. They are my very favorite and I absolutely adore reading them. The Other?s Gold is a story ...

    THE OTHER?S GOLD was such a lovely surprise, so much so that I read it in a day and enjoyed every second. I am such a sucker for female friendship books on college campuses, and love it even more when the story continues after school and we learn about their lives and relationships a...

    This book connected with me so deeply! Its depiction of friendships, college, motherhood, heartache, regret, and lifelong love really hit home for me, and the characters felt as real and complex as some of my own friends. Though their choices and mistakes sometimes made it hard for me ...

    Thanks to Viking Books for an advanced copy of this book. I was incredibly nervous about this debut novel?the premise is everything I normally love in a character-driven story (campus setting, female friendship, etc), but the intangibles are key to these types of novels working we...

  • Haley • Fangirl Fury •
    Jun 26, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

  • Donna Hines
    Aug 31, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

    Celeste Ng blurbed this and i am not okay ...

    My favorite book of 2019! The Other's Gold is must-read, un-put-down-able, absolutely triumphant debut novel by a major new literary voice. Narrated in spectacular prose with breathtaking emotional intimacy and insight, Ames' big-hearted, character-driven book left me in awe. Simultane...

    I had such high hopes for this debut. Unfortunately I was left feeling underwhelmed and quite confused. I?m perplexed as to what the point was of it all. It clearly went over my head. The 4 very unique mistakes presented didn?t leave me with any emotional connection to the characte...

    I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. This is the story of four friends who share the same room in college and their friendship continues afterward. They each make mistakes that are very serious and unusual. For a first novel, this book is unbelievable, what a great imagination and w...

    Happy Publication Day to Elizabeth Ames for The Other?s Gold! If you?ve been following me for a little while, then you probably already know that I?m a sucker for books about friendship. They are my very favorite and I absolutely adore reading them. The Other?s Gold is a story ...

    THE OTHER?S GOLD was such a lovely surprise, so much so that I read it in a day and enjoyed every second. I am such a sucker for female friendship books on college campuses, and love it even more when the story continues after school and we learn about their lives and relationships a...

    This book connected with me so deeply! Its depiction of friendships, college, motherhood, heartache, regret, and lifelong love really hit home for me, and the characters felt as real and complex as some of my own friends. Though their choices and mistakes sometimes made it hard for me ...

    Thanks to Viking Books for an advanced copy of this book. I was incredibly nervous about this debut novel?the premise is everything I normally love in a character-driven story (campus setting, female friendship, etc), but the intangibles are key to these types of novels working we...

    Despite the fact that this is the type of novel that I generally like, I found this book very disappointing. Again, four college roommates bond and become lifelong friends. The women go through college traumas, marriage and motherhood maintaining this relationship. The characters r...

    zero stars! I work at a book store so I get to read ARCs. Sometimes they are good and sometimes they are not. I do not understand how this book ever was published. It is about 4 girls who ended up being roommates in college and become fast friends. "Each of the girls will make a terrib...

    I rarely write a review. This writer used way too many words in most sentences. It became tedious. I?m glad I?m done. ...

    This novel didn?t work for me. I found the characters flat and, ultimately, didn?t care about them. Disappointing read for me, but I may not have been the best audience. ...

    Thank you to Viking and Penguin Random House for this copy in exchange for my honest review. Margaret, Ji Sun, Alice and Lainey meet as freshman suite mates at Quincy-Hawthorne College and immediately become best friends. Though they all come from different backgrounds, they form a...

    The first section of this book was hard for me to get into but once they got out of the college years I was completely hooked! What a unique and interesting story. I was impressed with Ames' writing and found myself rereading sentences and nodding my head along with the insights she ha...

    Absolutely fucking terrible. A MFA does not make you a good writer. Maybe just, pretentious enough to get away with it for awhile? The characters were flat, their mistakes were crimes (with oh ho NO CONSEQUENCES!), and Ji Sun has literally no backstory other than being wealthy. W...

    Cover to cover, my heart was a wonderful, sloppy messy on each page, constantly teetering between exploding with triumphant love and melting into the universal sorrows and trials of tightly woven friendship. It is not enough to say that this is a book about females, about college, or a...

    A bunch of forged relationships from women in college that seems to go nowhere and probably wouldn't have endured in real life. I'm not sure the point but for me this felt too forced and too out of left field to make a go of it all. A pact to keep one another's secrets but the secret...

  • Katie B
    Aug 19, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

  • Shannon (The Book Club Mom)
    Aug 24, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

    Celeste Ng blurbed this and i am not okay ...

    My favorite book of 2019! The Other's Gold is must-read, un-put-down-able, absolutely triumphant debut novel by a major new literary voice. Narrated in spectacular prose with breathtaking emotional intimacy and insight, Ames' big-hearted, character-driven book left me in awe. Simultane...

    I had such high hopes for this debut. Unfortunately I was left feeling underwhelmed and quite confused. I?m perplexed as to what the point was of it all. It clearly went over my head. The 4 very unique mistakes presented didn?t leave me with any emotional connection to the characte...

    I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. This is the story of four friends who share the same room in college and their friendship continues afterward. They each make mistakes that are very serious and unusual. For a first novel, this book is unbelievable, what a great imagination and w...

    Happy Publication Day to Elizabeth Ames for The Other?s Gold! If you?ve been following me for a little while, then you probably already know that I?m a sucker for books about friendship. They are my very favorite and I absolutely adore reading them. The Other?s Gold is a story ...

  • Toni
    Aug 28, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

  • Madeleine
    Sep 13, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

    Celeste Ng blurbed this and i am not okay ...

    My favorite book of 2019! The Other's Gold is must-read, un-put-down-able, absolutely triumphant debut novel by a major new literary voice. Narrated in spectacular prose with breathtaking emotional intimacy and insight, Ames' big-hearted, character-driven book left me in awe. Simultane...

    I had such high hopes for this debut. Unfortunately I was left feeling underwhelmed and quite confused. I?m perplexed as to what the point was of it all. It clearly went over my head. The 4 very unique mistakes presented didn?t leave me with any emotional connection to the characte...

    I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. This is the story of four friends who share the same room in college and their friendship continues afterward. They each make mistakes that are very serious and unusual. For a first novel, this book is unbelievable, what a great imagination and w...

    Happy Publication Day to Elizabeth Ames for The Other?s Gold! If you?ve been following me for a little while, then you probably already know that I?m a sucker for books about friendship. They are my very favorite and I absolutely adore reading them. The Other?s Gold is a story ...

    THE OTHER?S GOLD was such a lovely surprise, so much so that I read it in a day and enjoyed every second. I am such a sucker for female friendship books on college campuses, and love it even more when the story continues after school and we learn about their lives and relationships a...

    This book connected with me so deeply! Its depiction of friendships, college, motherhood, heartache, regret, and lifelong love really hit home for me, and the characters felt as real and complex as some of my own friends. Though their choices and mistakes sometimes made it hard for me ...

    Thanks to Viking Books for an advanced copy of this book. I was incredibly nervous about this debut novel?the premise is everything I normally love in a character-driven story (campus setting, female friendship, etc), but the intangibles are key to these types of novels working we...

    Despite the fact that this is the type of novel that I generally like, I found this book very disappointing. Again, four college roommates bond and become lifelong friends. The women go through college traumas, marriage and motherhood maintaining this relationship. The characters r...

    zero stars! I work at a book store so I get to read ARCs. Sometimes they are good and sometimes they are not. I do not understand how this book ever was published. It is about 4 girls who ended up being roommates in college and become fast friends. "Each of the girls will make a terrib...

    I rarely write a review. This writer used way too many words in most sentences. It became tedious. I?m glad I?m done. ...

    This novel didn?t work for me. I found the characters flat and, ultimately, didn?t care about them. Disappointing read for me, but I may not have been the best audience. ...

    Thank you to Viking and Penguin Random House for this copy in exchange for my honest review. Margaret, Ji Sun, Alice and Lainey meet as freshman suite mates at Quincy-Hawthorne College and immediately become best friends. Though they all come from different backgrounds, they form a...

    The first section of this book was hard for me to get into but once they got out of the college years I was completely hooked! What a unique and interesting story. I was impressed with Ames' writing and found myself rereading sentences and nodding my head along with the insights she ha...

    Absolutely fucking terrible. A MFA does not make you a good writer. Maybe just, pretentious enough to get away with it for awhile? The characters were flat, their mistakes were crimes (with oh ho NO CONSEQUENCES!), and Ji Sun has literally no backstory other than being wealthy. W...

    Cover to cover, my heart was a wonderful, sloppy messy on each page, constantly teetering between exploding with triumphant love and melting into the universal sorrows and trials of tightly woven friendship. It is not enough to say that this is a book about females, about college, or a...

    A bunch of forged relationships from women in college that seems to go nowhere and probably wouldn't have endured in real life. I'm not sure the point but for me this felt too forced and too out of left field to make a go of it all. A pact to keep one another's secrets but the secret...

    2.5 Stars. Review to come. ...

    I primarily read science and history, but this book created such positive buzz that my curiosity won out. Glad it did. Ames crafts perfectly polished prose: each word the only possible word, each sentence a string of body-warmed pearls with an occasional unexpectedly welcome razor bl...

    I really dug this one. It reminded me of the movie Friends with Money. I liked Ji Sun the best, as I felt she stayed most true to her character. This would have been four star for me but there was not even remotely enough outrage for the Kiss. It mean that was ridiculous. ...

    First off, I would like to thank the publisher for the free book. I really enjoyed The Other's Gold, though I will say that it took turns and and went into directions that I had not anticipated. So, fair warning: this is not your typical book that explores female friendships and the...

  • Natalie
    Jun 15, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

    Celeste Ng blurbed this and i am not okay ...

    My favorite book of 2019! The Other's Gold is must-read, un-put-down-able, absolutely triumphant debut novel by a major new literary voice. Narrated in spectacular prose with breathtaking emotional intimacy and insight, Ames' big-hearted, character-driven book left me in awe. Simultane...

    I had such high hopes for this debut. Unfortunately I was left feeling underwhelmed and quite confused. I?m perplexed as to what the point was of it all. It clearly went over my head. The 4 very unique mistakes presented didn?t leave me with any emotional connection to the characte...

    I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. This is the story of four friends who share the same room in college and their friendship continues afterward. They each make mistakes that are very serious and unusual. For a first novel, this book is unbelievable, what a great imagination and w...

    Happy Publication Day to Elizabeth Ames for The Other?s Gold! If you?ve been following me for a little while, then you probably already know that I?m a sucker for books about friendship. They are my very favorite and I absolutely adore reading them. The Other?s Gold is a story ...

    THE OTHER?S GOLD was such a lovely surprise, so much so that I read it in a day and enjoyed every second. I am such a sucker for female friendship books on college campuses, and love it even more when the story continues after school and we learn about their lives and relationships a...

    This book connected with me so deeply! Its depiction of friendships, college, motherhood, heartache, regret, and lifelong love really hit home for me, and the characters felt as real and complex as some of my own friends. Though their choices and mistakes sometimes made it hard for me ...

    Thanks to Viking Books for an advanced copy of this book. I was incredibly nervous about this debut novel?the premise is everything I normally love in a character-driven story (campus setting, female friendship, etc), but the intangibles are key to these types of novels working we...

    Despite the fact that this is the type of novel that I generally like, I found this book very disappointing. Again, four college roommates bond and become lifelong friends. The women go through college traumas, marriage and motherhood maintaining this relationship. The characters r...

  • Tucker
    May 24, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

    Celeste Ng blurbed this and i am not okay ...

  • Lisa Nelson
    Sep 07, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

    Celeste Ng blurbed this and i am not okay ...

    My favorite book of 2019! The Other's Gold is must-read, un-put-down-able, absolutely triumphant debut novel by a major new literary voice. Narrated in spectacular prose with breathtaking emotional intimacy and insight, Ames' big-hearted, character-driven book left me in awe. Simultane...

    I had such high hopes for this debut. Unfortunately I was left feeling underwhelmed and quite confused. I?m perplexed as to what the point was of it all. It clearly went over my head. The 4 very unique mistakes presented didn?t leave me with any emotional connection to the characte...

    I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. This is the story of four friends who share the same room in college and their friendship continues afterward. They each make mistakes that are very serious and unusual. For a first novel, this book is unbelievable, what a great imagination and w...

    Happy Publication Day to Elizabeth Ames for The Other?s Gold! If you?ve been following me for a little while, then you probably already know that I?m a sucker for books about friendship. They are my very favorite and I absolutely adore reading them. The Other?s Gold is a story ...

    THE OTHER?S GOLD was such a lovely surprise, so much so that I read it in a day and enjoyed every second. I am such a sucker for female friendship books on college campuses, and love it even more when the story continues after school and we learn about their lives and relationships a...

    This book connected with me so deeply! Its depiction of friendships, college, motherhood, heartache, regret, and lifelong love really hit home for me, and the characters felt as real and complex as some of my own friends. Though their choices and mistakes sometimes made it hard for me ...

    Thanks to Viking Books for an advanced copy of this book. I was incredibly nervous about this debut novel?the premise is everything I normally love in a character-driven story (campus setting, female friendship, etc), but the intangibles are key to these types of novels working we...

    Despite the fact that this is the type of novel that I generally like, I found this book very disappointing. Again, four college roommates bond and become lifelong friends. The women go through college traumas, marriage and motherhood maintaining this relationship. The characters r...

    zero stars! I work at a book store so I get to read ARCs. Sometimes they are good and sometimes they are not. I do not understand how this book ever was published. It is about 4 girls who ended up being roommates in college and become fast friends. "Each of the girls will make a terrib...

    I rarely write a review. This writer used way too many words in most sentences. It became tedious. I?m glad I?m done. ...

    This novel didn?t work for me. I found the characters flat and, ultimately, didn?t care about them. Disappointing read for me, but I may not have been the best audience. ...

    Thank you to Viking and Penguin Random House for this copy in exchange for my honest review. Margaret, Ji Sun, Alice and Lainey meet as freshman suite mates at Quincy-Hawthorne College and immediately become best friends. Though they all come from different backgrounds, they form a...

    The first section of this book was hard for me to get into but once they got out of the college years I was completely hooked! What a unique and interesting story. I was impressed with Ames' writing and found myself rereading sentences and nodding my head along with the insights she ha...

    Absolutely fucking terrible. A MFA does not make you a good writer. Maybe just, pretentious enough to get away with it for awhile? The characters were flat, their mistakes were crimes (with oh ho NO CONSEQUENCES!), and Ji Sun has literally no backstory other than being wealthy. W...

    Cover to cover, my heart was a wonderful, sloppy messy on each page, constantly teetering between exploding with triumphant love and melting into the universal sorrows and trials of tightly woven friendship. It is not enough to say that this is a book about females, about college, or a...

    A bunch of forged relationships from women in college that seems to go nowhere and probably wouldn't have endured in real life. I'm not sure the point but for me this felt too forced and too out of left field to make a go of it all. A pact to keep one another's secrets but the secret...

    2.5 Stars. Review to come. ...

    I primarily read science and history, but this book created such positive buzz that my curiosity won out. Glad it did. Ames crafts perfectly polished prose: each word the only possible word, each sentence a string of body-warmed pearls with an occasional unexpectedly welcome razor bl...

    I really dug this one. It reminded me of the movie Friends with Money. I liked Ji Sun the best, as I felt she stayed most true to her character. This would have been four star for me but there was not even remotely enough outrage for the Kiss. It mean that was ridiculous. ...

    First off, I would like to thank the publisher for the free book. I really enjoyed The Other's Gold, though I will say that it took turns and and went into directions that I had not anticipated. So, fair warning: this is not your typical book that explores female friendships and the...

    I was hesitant about jumping into Elizabeth Ames' novel about four friends united in the first year of college. I never made strong connections during the first few decades of my life and wasn't sure I wanted to read a book centering around this constellation of four BFF's. I'm glad I ...

  • Lazy Line
    Aug 15, 2019

    A sharply-drawn portrait of a lifelong friendship, THE OTHER'S GOLD follows four young women bearing past traumas and navigating unimagined futures. With an uncanny eye for detail, Elizabeth Ames charts the complex, ever-shifting topography of this "chosen family"--and illuminates the ...

    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 ...

    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 more with the four main characters, this could have been a more meaningful read like it was for other readers. I just feel like whate...

    2.5 stars, rounding up. Two reasons: 1)It's a debut 2) I don't think what I disliked about this was the author's fault. This 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 transce...

    4.5 stars The Other?s Gold is the story of four young women?s path to adulthood, with ordinary ups and downs elevated through lyrical prose, containing current political and social events seamlessly woven in, making the reader feel like they could have been part of this lucky quar...

    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 mistake in this beautifully written book. These characters are unbelievably well drawn. Each one of them leaps off the page with vivacity and cre...

    A 2019 favorite and one of the best adult fiction books this mostly YA readers has read in a while! Elizabeth Ames' writing style completely sucked me in, and I just loved this story so much! ...

    The Other's Gold is a gorgeous novel, brimming with the romance of budding, full friendships and the way we carry our pasts, our shame, and each other through it all. The four female protagonists meet on a window seat in their freshman dorm. Their friendship is fast and deep, and w...

    Celeste Ng blurbed this and i am not okay ...

    My favorite book of 2019! The Other's Gold is must-read, un-put-down-able, absolutely triumphant debut novel by a major new literary voice. Narrated in spectacular prose with breathtaking emotional intimacy and insight, Ames' big-hearted, character-driven book left me in awe. Simultane...

    I had such high hopes for this debut. Unfortunately I was left feeling underwhelmed and quite confused. I?m perplexed as to what the point was of it all. It clearly went over my head. The 4 very unique mistakes presented didn?t leave me with any emotional connection to the characte...

    I won this book on Goodreads Giveaways. This is the story of four friends who share the same room in college and their friendship continues afterward. They each make mistakes that are very serious and unusual. For a first novel, this book is unbelievable, what a great imagination and w...

    Happy Publication Day to Elizabeth Ames for The Other?s Gold! If you?ve been following me for a little while, then you probably already know that I?m a sucker for books about friendship. They are my very favorite and I absolutely adore reading them. The Other?s Gold is a story ...

    THE OTHER?S GOLD was such a lovely surprise, so much so that I read it in a day and enjoyed every second. I am such a sucker for female friendship books on college campuses, and love it even more when the story continues after school and we learn about their lives and relationships a...

    This book connected with me so deeply! Its depiction of friendships, college, motherhood, heartache, regret, and lifelong love really hit home for me, and the characters felt as real and complex as some of my own friends. Though their choices and mistakes sometimes made it hard for me ...