We are delighted to share that When We Were Friends, the latest adult fiction novel by bestseller Holly Bourne, is now published in the US (HarperCollins / MIRA).

Set between the present day and the past, When We Were Friends is Holly’s third adult fiction novel, and follows formerly inseparable Fern and Jessica as they are unexpectedly reunited in adulthood. Both a joyful celebration of female friendship and a razor-sharp look at the damage we can all cause to those we claim to love the most, When We Were Friends is at turns blisteringly funny and heart-breaking.

When We Were Friends was published in the UK as Girl Friends earlier this month, and Holly was a guest on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, where she spoke about this incredible new novel, the male gaze, and the power of female friendship. If you missed it, you can find the episode here

In the run-up to publication, When We Were Friends was an Editor’s Pick in the Bookseller (September 2022), was one of Cosmopolitan’s Best New Books (September 2022), and has already been attracting some brilliant reviews:

Huge congratulations, Holly! We are so excited for readers in the US to discover this incredibly special book.