Combine equal parts Donna Tartt’s The Secret History and Judy Blume’s Just as Long as We’re Together. Add a splash of Mary Oliver and you may begin to approach the essence of Elizabeth Ames’ gorgeously written debut novel. On its surface it is a story about the relationship between four college friends; going deeper it’s an exploration of human impulses, of how single actions can change everything, and how we learn to pretend. The Other’s Gold begs to be savored and shared.
–Jane Darrah, Eagle Harbor Book Company, Bainbridge Island, WA