& FREE Delivery on orders over $39.00 . Details
This item will be released on December 1, 2020.
Pre-order now.
Ships from and sold by Amazon AU.
Other Sellers on Amazon
+ $2.99 delivery
Sold by: Book Outlet Canada
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more

Old Lovegood Girls Hardcover – 1 December 2020

4.0 out of 5 stars 54 ratings

See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Pre-order Price Guarantee. Details
FREE delivery

Amazon Launchpad
Discover new, innovative, and trending products from emerging brands Shop now
click to open popover

Special offers and product promotions

  • Pre-order Price Guarantee! Order now and if the Amazon.com.au price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you'll receive the lowest price. Offered by Amazon AU. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)
  • Free expedited shipping on products sold by Amazon AU when you purchase select books. Here's how (terms and conditions apply)

Frequently bought together

  • Old Lovegood Girls
  • +
  • All Adults Here
  • +
  • Big Summer
Total Price: $119.55
Buy the selected items together

Pre-order Books. Order now from our extensive selection of books coming soon with Pre-order Price Guarantee.
If the Amazon.com.au price decreases between your order time and the end of the day of the release date, you'll receive the lowest price. Shop now

Product details

  • Hardcover : 352 pages
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1632868220
  • ISBN-10 : 1632868229
  • Product Dimensions : 17.6 x 3.18 x 23.65 cm
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing (1 December 2020)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.0 out of 5 stars 54 ratings

Product description


An extraordinary novel about the nature of those rare friendships that fade for long periods of time only to rekindle in an instant when the conditions are right again. (Ron Charles, Washington Post)

In this powerful, moving, and perfectly crafted novel, Gail Godwin's virtuoso dialogue and masterful handling of the passage of time illuminate the lifelong friendship of two women, college roommates who become writers. (John Irving)

Literary treasure Godwin's shimmeringly alive new novel . . . [is] gorgeous, heartbreakingly true, and profound . . . To say it's a masterpiece is an understatement. (Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of PICTURES OF YOU and CRUEL BEAUTIFUL WORLD)

Godwin, a word-perfect novelist of exceptional psychological refinement . . . infuses this tale of intrepid women with a profound inquiry into the ethics of storytelling and how literature can chart a way through tragedies. (Booklist, starred review)

What is it that holds us together, through years and big changes? It can feel indescribable--unless someone like Gail Godwin gets her hands on it. An award-winning, powerhouse storyteller who has brought us so many smart, heartfelt novels like Grief Cottage and Flora, Godwin delivers a glimpse into the bond sustained by two women ever since they first became friends in college. (Bookpage, "2020 Preview: Most Anticipated Fiction")

The publication of Old Lovegood Girls is a genuine literary event, worthy of celebration. This book marks 50 years of publishing since Godwin's debut with The Perfectionists in 1970. . . . [Godwin] is confident in her powers, an old professional in complete control, in no hurry get the story told, taking the time needed for the reader to know and understand the characters and their complicated lives. . . . Old Lovegood Girls contains plenty of story, but is also a very self-consciously literary novel, exploring the infinite variations available to a master of the form. (Alabama Public Radio)

Beautifully crafted and cerebral . . . This book is literary fiction from a master whose own remarkable literary life is evident in these pages. It is a book to be savored, pondered, and enjoyed. (Chronogram)

Godwin's style is always elegant and literary. (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Godwin's return to subjects of female friendship, intellectual development and the passing of time are likely to be welcome distractions during this time of social distancing and homebound activities. (Asheville Mountain Xpress)

There's an old-fashioned plot. Godwin, in fact, packs in enough developments -- Vietnam casualties, the AIDS plague, dying children, dying husbands -- to pack four routine novels. . . . Old Lovegood Girls will appeal to anyone with a taste for women's fiction. (Wilmington Star News)

Book Description

"As always, wry, beady­eyed, acute." -Margaret Atwood, via Twitter

From the bestselling, award-winning author of Flora and Evensong comes the story of two remarkable women and the complex friendship between them that spans decades.