Grand AvenueBook - 2001
This powerful novel explodes the bonds women forge, the nature of friendships and the meaning of unconditional love. Looking back, it seemed like paradise: lives filled with the blessings of friendship, marriage, children and career. Over twenty years, four women friends shared everything through good times and bad, and together they faced the challenges of life and love head on. Now, one of them sits alone to ponder the strange twists and turns of fate and the unpredictability of circumstance. She must sift through each of their pasts to discover exactly what went wrong, how dreams turned to nightmares, how friendships faded, and how lives were destroyed.... Chris lived a contented life in her modest house with her growing family. It was her husband who never seemed satisfied - and who expected her to sacrifice her happiness to cater to his whims. Barbara prided herself on staying beautiful for her handsome professor husband. But it wasn't enough to keep him from dallying with his young students. Susan finished college after motherhood and became a successful magazine editor. But a casual flirtation threatens to shatter the harmonious life she has worked so hard to build. Vicki's achievements as a sought-after trial lawyer came at a huge personal price: a marriage and family that always took second place. Going deep inside the minds and hearts of her characters, Joy Fielding unlocks the secrets hidden within even the closest relationships.
Publisher: [Toronto, Ont.] : Doubleday Canada, c2001.
Characteristics: 392 pages ;,25 cm.