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Best Friends (2001 original; edició 2002)

de Martha Moody (Autor)

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Before arriving at Oberlin in 1973, Clare Mann had never met anyone like Sally Rose. Rich and beautiful, Sally is utterly foreign to a middle-class, Midwestern Protestant like Clare-and utterly fascinating. The fascination only grows when Sally brings her home to L.A. Mr. Rose-charismatic, charming, and the owner of a profitable business shrouded in secrecy-is nearly as compelling a figure to Clare as he is to his own daughter. California seems like paradise after winters in Ohio. And Clare begins to look forward desperately to these visits, to carefree rides in Sally's Kharmann Ghia and lazy poolside days.As the years pass, Clare becomes a doctor and Sally a lawyer, always remaining roommates at heart, only a plane ride or phone call away. Marriages and divorces and births and deaths do not separate them. But secrets might-for as Clare watches, the Rose family begins to self-destruct before her eyes. And the things she knows are the kinds of things that no one wants to tell a best friend.… (més)
Membre:KathyQOTN
Títol:Best Friends
Autors:Martha Moody (Autor)
Informació:Riverhead Books (2002), Edition: Reprint, 512 pages
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Picked this book up at the Salvation army for 50 cents thinking it would be a simple read, beach genre. So far it has proven to be rich, textured, absorbing, complicated. Everything you'd hope for in beach fodder.

Another reviewer wrote that she enjoyed these books which relied on character development rather than plot driven. I realized the same goes for me.

Dragged on a little too long. Took me longer to finish that expected. I liked the characters then disliked them and was ambivalent (ambi) at the end. ( )
  Alphawoman | Feb 14, 2018 |
An "OK" read. Although I found it gloomy the story did have characters that will stay with me for a while. The story spans the decades of friendship after these college roommates meet through weddings, divorces, children and deaths loved ones. ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
An "OK" read. Although I found it gloomy the story did have characters that will stay with me for a while. The story spans the decades of friendship after these college roommates meet through weddings, divorces, children and deaths loved ones. ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
Oberlin College, Ohio, 1973 - When Clare Mann arrives at Oberlin, she is absolutely ecstatic to be on her own finally. She lives in a small Ohio town somewhere between Akron and Youngstown, but the novelty of being even an hour away from home thrills her. Clare first meets Sally Rose - a transplant from Los Angeles - at freshman orientation and they are basically thrown together as college roommates.

Clare, the daughter of a Protestant, working-class family from Ohio, has never met anyone like her new roommate, Sally. Wealthy and beautiful; and Jewish, Sally is barely emancipated from her close-knit Los Angeles family, and has led an otherwise sheltered life. She is utterly foreign to the hard-working, jaded Clare - and utterly fascinating.

Clare's fascination with Sally only intensifies, when she brings Clare home to Los Angeles to meet the Rose family. Sid Rose, Sally's father, is charismatic, charming; the owner of a profitable business which is shrouded in secrecy. He is almost as compelling a figure to Clare as he is to his own daughter. California seems like a veritable paradise after spending winters in Ohio; and soon Clare begins to look forward to these visits with an almost desperate enthusiasm; to the numerous carefree rides in Sally's Kharmann Ghia and the seemingly endless lazy days spent poolside.

Despite their many differences, the free-spirited Clare and a frequently homesick Sally soon overcome their mutual bafflement with each other to form an extraordinary friendship; a complicated, but tenacious bond that endures through the years. As the years pass, Clare becomes a doctor and Sally a lawyer; but they always remain roommates at heart, just a plane ride or a phone call away. Marriages and divorces, births and deaths do not separate them; but secrets just might - for as Clare watches, the Rose family begins to slowly disintegrate before her eyes. And the things she knows are the kinds of things that no one ever wants to tell a best friend.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book; the story was totally engrossing and I almost didn't want it to end. With the various plot twists, intrigue, secrets and intricate family dynamics, this story held my interest right until the end. As I've said before, I always enjoy reading stories about families, and most especially about the enduring friendships between women.

I give Best Friends by Martha Moody an A+! This is Ms. Moody's debut novel, and I'm delighted to say that I have her next book - The Office of Desire - somewhere on my bookshelf as well. In my opinion, she is quite an excellent writer. ( )
  moonshineandrosefire | Oct 31, 2014 |
A long book, all the time waiting to see the point of this relationship. Two female college roommates stay friends over 20+ years, even though one is in California, the other in Ohio. Sally, the Californian, is rich, but only because her father owns a large porno magazine business. And not just mild erotica, but every perverse angle possible. Clare, (the Ohioan) trys to protect her from knowing this (I think). All in all, not the greatest. I finally got through it! (A National Bestseller?!) ( )
  camplakejewel | Oct 29, 2013 |
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Before arriving at Oberlin in 1973, Clare Mann had never met anyone like Sally Rose. Rich and beautiful, Sally is utterly foreign to a middle-class, Midwestern Protestant like Clare-and utterly fascinating. The fascination only grows when Sally brings her home to L.A. Mr. Rose-charismatic, charming, and the owner of a profitable business shrouded in secrecy-is nearly as compelling a figure to Clare as he is to his own daughter. California seems like paradise after winters in Ohio. And Clare begins to look forward desperately to these visits, to carefree rides in Sally's Kharmann Ghia and lazy poolside days.As the years pass, Clare becomes a doctor and Sally a lawyer, always remaining roommates at heart, only a plane ride or phone call away. Marriages and divorces and births and deaths do not separate them. But secrets might-for as Clare watches, the Rose family begins to self-destruct before her eyes. And the things she knows are the kinds of things that no one wants to tell a best friend.

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