04/16/2012 09:28 am ET

Just Friends: Famous Author Duos Who Kept It Clean

By Nathan Rostron for Bookish:

From “When Harry Met Sally” to “Friends with Kids,” we’ve been told that men and women can be friends at first—but then it gets complicated. Are our XY friendships doomed to fracture us into lovers, exes, enemies or strangers? Writers tell us otherwise. Here are some famous literary friendships between the sexes that stayed (pretty) platonic.