The book club

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Five very different women find solace from the pain and recent changes in their lives--widowhood, the loss of youth, the yearning for a child, a husband's betrayal--in the remarkable friendship that evolves out of the monthly meetings of their book club. Original.
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Mary Alice Monroe invites you to meet five remarkable characters as she explores the power of friendship with tenderness, honesty and understanding.

On the surface, it is a monthly book club. But for five women, it is so much more. For Eve Porter, whose husband's sudden death cheats her of every security she had planned on, the club is a place of sanctuary. For Annie Blake, a brilliant attorney intent on starting a family late in life, it is the chance to finally let down her guard and dream of other possibilities. For Doris Bridges, it is her support group as she acknowledges her dying marriage and finds the ultimate freedom in her husband's betrayal. For Gabriella Rivera, the "perfect" wife, mother and friend who offers support to everyone but is afraid to ask for it herself, it is a sense of community. And for Midge Kirsch, an artist who has always lived her life against the grain, it is a haven of acceptance.

They are five women from different walks of life, embracing the challenge of change. And as they share their hopes and fears and triumphs, they will hold fast to the true magic of the book club--friendship.

"Monroe offers up believable characters in a well-crafted story."

--Publishers Weekly

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subject_facet Book clubs (Discussion groups) -- Fiction, Female friendship -- Fiction, Life change events -- Fiction, Riverton (Ill.) -- Fiction, Women -- Social networks -- Fiction
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