The Red Book
"The Big Chill for the Facebook generation."
--Adam Gopnik, author of Paris to the Moon
Clover, Addison, Mia, and Jane were roommates at Harvard until their graduation in 1989.
Twenty years later, their lives are in free fall. Clover, once a securities broker, is out of a job and struggling to reproduce before her fertility window shuts. Addison's marriage to a writer's-blocked novelist is as stale as her so-called career as a painter. Hollywood closed its gold-plated gates to Mia, who now stays home with her children, renovating and acquiring faster than her husband can pay the bills. Jane, the Paris bureau chief for a newspaper whose foreign bureaus are now shuttered, is caught in a vortex of loss.
Like all Harvard grads, they've kept abreast of one another via the red book, a class report published every five years, containing alumni autobiographical essays. But there's the story we tell the world, and then there's the real story, as these former classmates will learn during their twentieth reunion, a relationship-changing, score-settling, unforgettable weekend.
"A wonderfully epic 'cradle to grave' story . . . about the enduring power of friendship."
"Destined to be a classic."
- Hachette Books, April 2012
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