Book Reviews of Five Women

Five Women
Five Women
Author: Rona Jaffe
ISBN-13: 9781551664248
ISBN-10: 1551664240
Publication Date: 4/1/1998
Pages: 475
Rating:
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Publisher: Mira
Book Type: Paperback
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Women's stories woven together in one long read. 5 women meet for dinner nad drinks to share their lives and friendship. Billie the bar owner, Fara the psycholist, Felicity the attorney, Kathryn the adventuress and Eve the Actress whose blind ambition could ultimately destroy the group. If you like stories about women and their relationship with each other, this is the book for you.
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From Library Journal
Jaffe again delves into the lives and relationships of a select group of American women. She started down this road with The Best of Everything (1958), in which she detailed the experiences of young working women in New York City. Fourteen novels later, in this same city, we encounter a group of mid-life friends: Gara, a divorced psychologist and cancer survivor; beautiful black attorney Felicity, married to a rich but controlling man; Kathryn, haunted by the brutality of her parents' marriage; the unabashedly narcissistic actress, Eve; and former rock star Billie, owner of the bar where they meet weekly. Scrutiny into their pasts and presents offers lively if predictable reading. Jaffe's fans will be looking for this title in their public libraries.?Sheila M. Riley, Smithsonian Inst. Libs., Washington, D.C.
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