Martha Moody's national bestseller a compassionate and tender vel about best friends from college. A testament to the power of female friendship. When Clare Mann arrives at Oberlin in 1973, she s never met anyone like Sally Rose. Rich and beautiful, Sally is utterly foreign to a middle-class, Midwestern Protestant like Clare and utterly fascinating. The fascination only grows when Sally brings her home to L.A. Mr. Rose charismatic, charming, and owner of a profitable business shrouded in secrey is nearly as compelling a figure to Clare as he is to his own daughter. California seems like paradise after winters in Ohio. And Clare begins to look forward desperately to these visits, to carefree rides in Sally s Kharmann Ghia and lazy poolside days. As the years pass, Clare becomes a doctor and Sally a lawyer, always remaining roommates at heart, a plane ride or phone call away. Marriages and divorces and births and deaths do t separate them. But secrets might for as Clare watches, the Rose family begins to self-destruct before her eyes. And the things she kws are the kinds of things that one wants to tell a best friend.
Martha Moody is the author of the national bestseller Best Friends and the novel The Office of Desire. A practicing physician, she lives in Ohio with her family.