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Book Information: Saving Graces, the

Saving Graces, the (1999) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

For ten years, Emma, Rudy, Lee, and Isabel have shared a deep affection that has helped them deal with husbands, lovers, careers, children, the ebb and flow of expectations and disappointments common to us all. Calling themselves the Saving Graces, the quartet is united by understanding, honesty, and acceptance, an ephemeral connection that has grown stronger as the years go by.

Emma, a sharp-tongued, soft-hearted skeptic, doesn't believe in love, until she meets the one man she can't have. For her, the Saving Graces are fall-breakers extraordinaire. She believes that "bad news doesn't hurt as much if you hear it in good company".

A beauty with an extraordinary gift for love and a shaky, dysfunctional past, Rudy is desperately trying to hold on to her deeply troubled marriage. She's not sure where she'd be without the Saving Graces. "I don't know why my friends bother with me. I'm so high-maintenance. I would run if I saw me coming. But they're always so patient and supportive".

Lee, whom they all are sure is "the normal one", longs for a baby. But her overwhelming desire for motherhood threatens to destroy an idyllic marriage. The Saving Graces are the sounding board on which she unburdens her hopes and fears.

Isabel, the oldest, is a survivor whose wisdom and strength were forged by the worst trials life can offer. Divorced and free, she's falling for her single, attractive neighbor, a man she's sure must be gay. Hers is the guiding insight that propels and grounds the Saving Graces.

Though these sisters of the heart and soul have seen it all, talked through it all, Emma, Rudy, Lee, and Isabel will not be prepared for a crisis of astounding proportions that will put their love, loyalty, and courage to the ultimate test.

Original title: The Saving Graces
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionGeneral FictionWomen's Fiction
FictionGeneral FictionTies That BindFriendship

Edition #1: Saving Graces, the

Saving Graces, the (1999)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "Patricia Gaffney has created a piece de resistance in this emotionally spell-binding and touching novel. Told in alternating chapters from the perspective of each of the four friends, The Saving Graces reveals the myriad emotions that make up friendship and life." Romantic Times
  • "This ode to the friendships between women could easily become the northern version of The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." Booklist
  • "The Saving Graces is a rich, lovely novel about women and the emotions at the center of their lives. It's also an intimate portrayal of friendships through the eyes of four unforgettable women. I hated to put it down." Michael Lee West, author of Crazy Ladies
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Manifested in:

Saving Graces, the (June 3, 1999)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780060191924
Dimensions: 9.57 x 6.43 x 1.49 in
Pages: 400

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