Grand Avenue by Joy Fielding

By Joy Fielding

On reflection, it appeared like paradise: livesfilled with the benefits of friendship, marriage, youngsters, and profession. For two decades, 4 acquaintances -- Chris, Barbara, Susan, and Vicki -- shared every thing and confronted the demanding situations of existence and love head-on. Now, one sits on my own to think about the unusual twists of destiny and condition. Now, she needs to sift during the previous to find precisely what went incorrect, how goals became to nightmares as friendships pale and lives have been destroyed....
pleasure Fielding unlocks the secrets and techniques hidden inside of even the nearest relationships in a strong and captivating novel that explores the which means of unconditional love.

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Hadn't he told her that there was no way he would ever allow some overeducated quack to interfere in his private life? "Counseling won't help," he said quietly. "It might. We could at least give it a try. " Chris was sure she'd heard him incorrectly. " I Y "They let me go," he said without further elaboration. Chris saw the words bouncing around in front of her eyes, like the errant particles of dust hanging in the sunlight, and tried to grab hold of them, get them to stay still long enough for her to understand their implications, but they refused to be so easily corralled.

Chris looked up and down the quiet street. Four houses down, the Albrights were replacing their old roof with cedar shingles, their decaying brick chimney with gleaming new copper. Tony said they were crazy, that the copper would eventually turn green, look ugly. Chris disagreed. She thought it would look nice. Other changes were coming. The O'Connors, who lived halfway down the block on the other side of the street, were talking about adding another room to their red-brick house in the spring, an idea that was causing considerable muttering among several of the neighbors who thought the integrity of the neighborhood might be threatened.

Vicki asked. "Not Ron," Barbara told her. "I think it was Jesus," Chris said. " Susan asked, coming back into the room. "Apparently even Jesus talked about it," Vicki said. "You're going to burn in hell. " Barbara laughed. "We're all going to burn," Chris concurred, thinking this was probably true. " Tony asked, bounding into the kitchen, kissing Chris on the forehead before heading for the fridge. " Chris watched her husband grab a handful of ice-cold beers from the freezer. "Are you kidding?

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