Best Friends

by Martha Moody | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 1573221880 Global Overview for this book
Registered by noumena12 of Dayton, Ohio USA on 11/13/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by noumena12 from Dayton, Ohio USA on Sunday, November 13, 2005
2005 Planned Parenthood Book Fair purchase
NOTE: This is autographed by the author

Oberlin College, 1973. Clare Mann, the daughter of a middle-class Protestant family from Ohio, has never met anyone like her new roommate, Sally Rose. Wealthy, pretty, and Jewish, barely emancipated from her close-knit family in Los Angeles, Sally has been far more exposed to the larger world than Clare, and at the same time far more sheltered from it. Still, she and the hardworking, jaded Clare form an extraordinary friendship that endures for years, through motherhood, disastrous marriages, and demanding careers on opposite coasts.
Best Friends is a story of friendship between women over time - the unexpected turns and directions lives take, the surprising shapes personalities grow into, the changing bond of a relationship itself. Clare is fascinated by Sally's calm probity, her family's seeming perfection, the willful naivete that rules her personal life while ruthlessness governs her law practice. She comes to need Sally the way she has never needed anyone, and her trips to California provide respite from her own family difficulties and her growing responsibilities as a doctor. And yet, as she grows closer to the Roses over the years, especially to Sally's charming, enigmatic father, Clare is stunned to see this once enviable and larger-than-life family reduced to human proportions.

Journal Entry 2 by noumena12 from Dayton, Ohio USA on Wednesday, November 23, 2005
Image hosted by On the way to Alsgal!!! Happy Reading!

Journal Entry 3 by alsgal from Lewes, Delaware USA on Friday, December 2, 2005
Received in the mail yesterday from noumena12's Virtual Bookbox

Journal Entry 4 by alsgal from Lewes, Delaware USA on Friday, June 22, 2007
I'm finally getting through all my TBRs I received from other BCers in 2005 (I know, I'm SOOOO far behind)

Anyway, this took me awhile to read but I enjoyed the story and the relationship between Sally & Clare. However, I do think that maybe Sally's family was just a bit too strange. Are there really families that are that wierd.

Thanks for sharing. I'm making this one AVL and willprobably end up releasing it at the next meetup.

Journal Entry 5 by alsgal from Lewes, Delaware USA on Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Sending back to Kentucky with my Mom

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