Someone in my book club picked this book because the author is from our city, Greensboro, NC and the book takes place in a well known neighborhood here. There was, or course, the excitement of knowing exactly where she was talking about when describing a location but even more so was the excitement over the book itself. Great book for women to read and discuss together or just to read even if you're not in a group. The title calls it "A Novel of Women's Friendships". While this is the main focus of the book it does delve into other relationships as well; spousal, parent/child, etc. You're not just getting one opinion here but 5. Everyone in the group agreed...Great book!!