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Publisher's Summary

"They are love, those rare early friendships." As she travels to the Outer Banks of North Carolina for a reunion with three of her college chums, Kate Abrams ponders the past. Had she ever known anyone as intimately as these three? There's smart, tough Cecie; foolish, lonely Fig; and pert, wealthy Ginger, who married young Kate's great love. Kate wonders whether such sublime bonds, and such deep betrayals, can survive the years. She is, after all, no stranger to life's ironies. Her father, a poor Southerner, filled her life with social illusions, and took his life in the process. Her husband sustained her through later deaths. And now an ongoing battle with cancer puts Kate's own life on the line. Forced to face dark truths about her "golden" past, Kate discovers the meaning of life and the power of true friendship. Mystery, madness, revenge, and awakening await Kate Abrams on the Outer Banks.
©1991 Anne River Siddons (P)1991, 2003 HarperCollins Publishers
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Critic Reviews

"Siddons...delivers a deliciously readable novel." (Publishers Weekly)
"Emotionally gripping." (Kirkus Reviews)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Rob on 03-28-16

One of my favorites by Anne Rivers Siddons.

One of my favorite books by Siddons and I enjoyed the narrator's performance. Worth it!

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2 out of 5 stars
By Laurie M. on 12-16-13

Abridged but not bad ...

I was so excited to see this available that I didn't notice it was abridged. I was sad to learn how much was missing, but the story is still there. I loved the novel when I read it years ago and took a vacation there because of this very book.
It's worth listening to if you buy if for under $5 like I did. Otherwise, go get the book at your library and read the whole thing!

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