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By Carole Howard

From the surface, Ruth turns out to have all of it: a high-powered occupation, chuffed marriage and kinfolk. yet her internal Peace-Corps-Volunteer is hollering to be permit out.

When she bumps into Vivian, her long-lost good friend and previous hut-mate, she realizes how various she is from the individual she was once and wonders if she’s misplaced a part of herself—the most sensible part—in her quest for “the excellent life.” Her inner tug of struggle gathers steam and knocks her doubtless ideal city existence out of kilter.

As they fight with their transformations and take a look at to resurrect their friendship, the 2 girls realize—with humor and a transforming into respect—that they every one have strengths to give a contribution to a enterprise neither may have came upon on her personal, person who melds previous and current to form an exhilarating and awesome future.

This modern literary novel toggles among flashback scenes in West Africa and current ones in long island, because it chronicles the facility of the women’s friendship. The characters are at the same time memorable and down-to-earth, and readers start to suppose they’ve recognized them for a very long time. They’re handled with affection, nuanced figuring out, and a hearty dose of wit. This fast moving, humorous, and sincere coming-of-middle age vintage playfully walks the road among humor and knowledge because it offers with critical problems with mid-life and aging.

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From the skin, Ruth turns out to have all of it: a high-powered occupation, satisfied marriage and kinfolk. yet her internal Peace-Corps-Volunteer is hollering to be let loose. whilst she bumps into Vivian, her long-lost buddy and previous hut-mate, she realizes how diversified she is from the individual she was once and wonders if she’s misplaced a part of herself—the top part—in her quest for “the ideal lifestyles.

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