Honesty is the best policy…except maybe when it comes to marriage in this biting and insightful novel about the high price of perfection from bestselling author Camille Pagán.
Wife. Mother. Breadwinner. Penelope Ruiz-Kar is doing it all—and barely keeping it together. Meanwhile, her best friend, Jenny Sweet, appears to be sailing through life. As close as the two women are, Jenny’s passionate marriage, pristine house, and ultra-polite child stand in stark contrast to Penelope’s underemployed husband, Sanjay, their unruly brood, and the daily grind she calls a career. Then a shocking tragedy reveals that Jenny’s life is far from perfect … [read more]
PRAISE for Camille’s fiction:
“Pagán’s bittersweet novel…deserves a wide readership among women’s lit readers.”
“A beautifully poetic reminder that life and love are often nothing like we expect but also exactly what we need.”
—RT BOOK REVIEWS, Top Pick
“A tale of love and loss, with some unexpected twists along the way…satisfying…heart-wrenching.”
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