How Close We Come

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Warner Books, 1998 - Fiction - 214 pages
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For ten years, Pril Henderson and Ruth Campbell have been ideal wives and mothers. They have also been closer than sisters - inseparable companions and next-door neighbors whose children are also best friends. In their world, neither need knock before entering, and shared secrets are kept from everyone - including husbands. In each woman's eyes the other is reflected not as a wife or mother, but as a unique individual full of possibility.
Then, without warning, Ruth leaves on vacation with her children and never returns, nor does she call her best friend to explain.
Pril is left hurt, angry, and lonely. Worse, Ruth's husband soon names Pril as his witness in custody proceedings, forcing her to make a terrible choice. Does she testify against her closest friend? Or does she side with this woman she loves but who has inexplicably shattered her family?

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This made me yearn for a close female friend who lived just next door. Still, there were disturbing aspects. Like watching one woman making such destructive choices in the pursut of independance and ... Read full review

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About the author (1998)

Kelly is an acclaimed fiction writer whose stories have won the Iowa Woman fiction contest and been cited among the "100 Most Distinguished Stories" in the Best Short Stories of 1992.

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