From the Publisher
"Until that moment, I hadn''t realized how much I''d been needing
to meet someone I might be able to say everything to."
They met at a party. It was hate at first
sight. Ruth was far too beautiful, too
flamboyant. Not at all Ann''s kind of
person. Until a chance encounter in the bathroom led to
an alliance of souls. Soon they were sharing hankies
during the late showing of "Sophie''s Choice," wolfing down sundaes
sodden with whipped cream, telling truths of marriage, mortality,
and love, secure in a kind of intimacy no man could ever
know. Only best friends understand devil''s food cake
for breakfast when nothing else will do. After years of
shared secrets, guilty pleasures, family life and divorce, they
face a crisis that redefines the meaning of friendship and
From the Paperback edition.