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3.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 53.33 out of 5 3.33 (9 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Martha Moody Narrator: Renée Raudman Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2007 ISBN: 9781400175819
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Before arriving at Oberlin in 1973, Clare Mann had 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 the owner of a profitable business shrouded in secrecy—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, only a plane ride or phone call away. Marriages and divorces and births and deaths do not separate them. But secrets might—for as Clare watches, the Rose family begins to self-destruct before her eyes. And the things she knows are the kinds of things that no one wants to tell a best friend. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • [Moody] captures the feel of things, the complexity of human lives, and the ability of time to expose and to heal. Josephine Humphreys, author of Nowhere Else on Earth

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 5/14/2011

    " Good book about two girls who remain best friends from college all the way through adulthood. They see each other through everything both good times and bad. Eventually secrets are held from one of them and their friendship is tested. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/24/2011

    " I loved this book. So true about any relationship....the dynamics change, people change. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laur2367 | 4/24/2011

    " Cute story about friendship that spans the course of one's life... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Owen | 3/31/2011

    " I fully expected this to be another crappy chick lit book. It is chick lit, but I enjoyed it far more than I anticipated. Don't let me oversell it - it's not life changing, but if you are looking for an easy read a step above the usual check this book out. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Angela | 2/28/2011

    " An ok novel. First project for this author. Pretty shallow story with abrupt ending with many questions left unanswered. Would not suggest- unless you are looking for mindless beach reading ! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amandamgregory | 2/8/2011

    " So twisted, but loved it. After I got halfway through, I couldn't put it down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Virginia | 2/1/2011

    " Shows complications of a long term friendship of two college friends. Some of it seemed unbelievable and writing somewhat simplistic. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruthie | 1/26/2011

    " I enjoyed the following the characters through the decades but the ending wasn't very fulfilling. A very good read throughout though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hope | 1/19/2011

    " Pretty good. An easy read and entertaining. Interesting to read another novel with the theme of friendships between women. "

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About the Author

Martha Moody was born and raised in Ohio. She graduated from Oberlin College and received her MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where she also completed her residency training in internal medicine. She has been married since 1985 to Dr. Martin Jacobs; they have four teenage sons and live in Dayton, Ohio. Moody was a private practice internist for fifteen years. Currently, she is retired from private practice and volunteers as medical director at a clinic for the working poor.

About the Narrator

Renée Raudman is an actor and Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. She has performed on film, television, radio, and on stage and can also be heard in several video games and hundreds of television and radio voice-overs.