My mother's daughter: a novel

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In the tradition of Barbara Delinsky and Patricia Gaffney comes a wry and moving look at the friendships of four women who have reached middle age as a terrible secret threatens to destroy the bond they have built over a lifetime.

On the eve of Mary Sue Prescott's forty-fifth birthday, four childhood friends -- The Girlfriends' Club -- gather at a lakeside cabin. It's a bittersweet celebration as Mary Sue is scheduled for a mastectomy in the morning. When Mary Sue's boyfriend finally shows up, she has already gone to bed. Drunk and angry, he trips, breaks his neck, and dies. Horrified, the three other women put him in his car and send it careening into the lake.

How these women deal with their awful secret parallels their lives and relationships to this point. Pamela is at the beck and call of her rich and boorish husband. Gretchen gave up a promising career to marry an adulterous man who eventually left her for his secretary. Dixie -- also divorced -- is involved in an extended long-distance affair with a handsome but married vineyard owner; as she plays the role of the dreaded "other woman, " even her closest friends can't know.

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Grouping Title my mother s daughter
Grouping Author wall judith henry
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subject_facet Domestic fiction, Mothers and daughters -- Texas -- Fiction, Sisters -- Texas -- Fiction, Texas -- Fiction
title_display My mother's daughter : a novel
title_full My mother's daughter : a novel / Judith Henry Wall
title_short My mother's daughter :
title_sub a novel
topic_facet Mothers and daughters, Sisters