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By Carole Howard

From the surface, Ruth turns out to have all of it: a high-powered profession, chuffed marriage and relatives. 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 and wonders if she’s misplaced a part of herself—the most sensible part—in her quest for “the ideal life.” Her inner tug of battle gathers steam and knocks her possible excellent city existence out of kilter.

As they fight with their ameliorations and check out to resurrect their friendship, the 2 girls realize—with humor and a transforming into respect—that they each one have strengths to give a contribution to a enterprise neither might have stumbled on on her personal, one who melds earlier and current to form an exhilarating and fabulous future.

This modern literary novel toggles among flashback scenes in West Africa and current ones in ny, because it chronicles the facility of the women’s friendship. The characters are concurrently memorable and down-to-earth, and readers start to believe they’ve recognized them for a very long time. They’re handled with affection, nuanced realizing, and a hefty dose of wit. This fast paced, 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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