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by Susan S. Kelly

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Author:
Susan S. Kelly
ISBN13:
978-0446524186
ISBN:
0446524182
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Publisher:
Grand Central Publishing; First Edition edition (September 1, 1998)
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United States
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1950 kb
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1790 kb
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Rating:
4.1
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337

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A novel, surely almost completely autobiographical, about women's friendships, but so much .

A novel, surely almost completely autobiographical, about women's friendships, but so much more than that - about women bonding. A haunting book, slow to start, but once it catches the flame, it rises steadily to truth, memory, the way we are, and feel. What a wonderfully short, little, polished read How Close We Come is! This book focuses on two adult women who become true friends and depend on each other, as they go through the ups and downs of stay-at-home motherhood. As a reader, I felt the friendship grow and felt satisfaction and reassurance that female companionship is genuine and something that women, like myself & Pril, become dependant upon.

A Novel of Women's Friendships. Published November 1, 1999 by Grand Central Publishing. With lyricism, warmth, and uncanny perception, this novel explores what binds women to one another, how close we come to really knowing another, and why we hurt the ones we love the most. No contest for my husband," Ruth said.

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Susan Kelly is the author of the novels of How Close We Come, Even Now, The Last of Something, Now You Know, and By Accident. She lives in Greensboro, NC, with her husband and three children. Библиографические данные. By Accident: A Novel.

Sometimes the closest friendships exact the highest cost. Women's Ties that Bind. com User, August 13, 2001. I read this first novel by Susan S. Kelly in about 3 hours. Pril Henderson and Ruth Campbell have been best friends for a decade, sharing their most intimate thoughts and private desires. So when Ruth goes on vacation with her children and never returns, Pril is confused, hurt, and lonely. The author lives in Greensboro, NC, where this book takes place.

Female friendship - Fiction. Custody of children - Fiction. inlibrary; printdisabled; ; china.

From the author of How Close We Come (1998), an appealing, rueful, lost-illusions tale of two women who meet again in a small Blue Ridge Mountain town after many years apart and reassess their treasured childhood friendship

From the author of How Close We Come (1998), an appealing, rueful, lost-illusions tale of two women who meet again in a small Blue Ridge Mountain town after many years apart and reassess their treasured childhood friendship. Narrator Hannah Marsh, her loving husband, Hal, and their two good children, 11-year-old Ellen and 15-year-old Mark, seem to have everything when they move to Rural Ridge, North Carolina.

Pril Henderson is stunned when Ruth Campbell, her best friend and next-door neighbor for a decade, unexpectedly abandons her family, and Pril confronts a devastating choice that could destroy their relationship. A first novel. 35,000 first printing.
  • Women's relationships with other women is in a class by itself. I suppose some men may develop the kind of relationships that women do, but i think they're few and far between. Because of the fact that we bear children and we turn to other women for support and comfort during the years we raise them, when the person who we thought was our alter-ego turns out not to be that, it can be devastating. I felt deeply for the heroine in this book. i think it's a book that any woman can relate to.

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  • I read this first novel by Susan S. Kelly in about 3 hours. The author lives in Greensboro, NC, where this book takes place. In a nutshell, this is a novel about women's friendships....plain writing that evoked many feelings and memories of the time when my children were younger and friendships with other women were of the utmost importance. Not that such friendships are not important now, but when my children were pre-school, friends were life savers. The mothers' network (my term) kept our bodies and souls together, and our sanity somewhat intact.
    Some memories this book stirred:
    * finding a stray Christmas present in March because I had hidden it so well!
    * the pre-dawn line in the church parking lot for pre-school registration - first come, first served
    * playing "Beauty Shop" with my daughter - she "fixed me up"-- hair, makeup, nails, etc.! What a hoot that was!
    * meeting new neighbors and taking them on "orientation" trips around the community
    * the desperate search for daytime babysitters so one could go to the dentist
    Here is something from the book that really made an impact:
    "Details.
    Psychiatrists and theorists and essayists, and yes, feminists, dissect and analyze and assign universal themes and theories to explain what binds women: the desire to nurture, the experience of childbirth, the constant striving to succeed in a male-dominated world. And surely these are our common causes.
    But what truly, more accurately, binds women is the incremental collective trivia of hilarities and heartbreaks, humiliation and hum-drum amassed over telephones and fences, over laundry baskets and garden beds, on back stoops and park benches, in driveways and dry cleaners, in checkout lanes and carpool lines.
    It's the parallel details of their existence which bind and entwine women with one another: the minutae of children and husbands and homes. Bound by the perpetual presence of smudges on windows from children's hands and lips; by fending off dinnertime solicitations; by dust balls the size of mice beneath beds; by sick days and snow days; by the availability of babysitters; by short-lived forays into extra-curricular activities and self-improvement; by periods of sheer maintenance with no forward progression, waiting only for time to pass."
    Pril and Ruth have been next-door neighbors and best friends for ten years, as have their children. The women are closer than sisters. One day, Ruth leaves to vacation in Colorado with her children, and never returns. She does not call or write to explain why she has left. This book explores the basis of the friendship and some difficult choices Pril must make when Ruth's husband sues for custody of their children.
    This is a powerful book that will stay with me for a long while.

  • A novel, surely almost completely autobiographical, about women's friendships, but so much more than that - about women bonding. A haunting book, slow to start, but once it catches the flame, it rises steadily to truth, memory, the way we are, and feel. No man could ever - ever - grasp the meaning of this book. Short, really more of a novella, and bittersweet. I do not empathize with Ruth. She did wrong. I cannot understand her. But how I understand Phil and her need of and love for Ruth, and her sheer desolation when Ruth left. No man can understand a woman the way another woman can. And this book very surely grasps this and shows it to us. Some beautiful moments here, so many recognizable ones. Life is about choice, but also truth, and love.

  • What a wonderfully short, little, polished read How Close We Come is! This book focuses on two adult women who become true friends and depend on each other, as they go through the ups and downs of stay-at-home motherhood. As a reader, I felt the friendship grow and felt satisfaction and reassurance that female companionship is genuine and something that women, like myself & Pril, become dependant upon. I also enjoyed Kelly's perception of the way the husbands viewed the friendship between their wives Ruth & Pril.
    The bottom line: The story of these two women will touch your heart and remind you how valid friendships between heterosexual women are.

  • This book really struck a nerve with me - it has justified my very special relationship I have with my best friend. Sometimes the guys just don't get it, and even I have found it hard to understand how this relationship has developed. For me, this story has answered questions I have had within myself about why women are so important to each other. Read it and weep - I cried through much of the story as I found myself living this story.