The Best of Us: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Apr 9, 2013 - Fiction - 338 pages
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An all-expense-paid week at a luxury villa in Jamaica—it’s the invitation of a lifetime for a group of old college friends. All four women are desperate not just for a reunion, but for an escape: Tina is drowning under the demands of mothering four young children. Allie is shattered by the news that a genetic illness runs in her family. Savannah is carrying the secret of her husband’s infidelity. And, finally, there’s Pauline, who spares no expense to throw her wealthy husband an unforgettable thirty-fifth birthday celebration, hoping it will gloss over the cracks already splitting apart their new marriage.

Languid hours on a private beach, gourmet dinners, and late nights of drinking kick off an idyllic week for the women and their husbands. But as a powerful hurricane bears down on the island, turmoil swirls inside the villa, forcing each of the women to reevaluate everything she knows about her friends—and herself.
  

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A group of friends from college are invited on all expense paid trip to Jamaica to celebrate a birthday, although some of the friends haven’t stayed
in touch, so the trip is a little out of the blue. Each of them are escaping issues at home to the paradise of Jamaica, except sometimes your problems can come with you on vacation. 

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
31
Section 3
57
Section 4
67
Section 5
75
Section 6
93
Section 7
123
Section 8
145
Section 15
231
Section 16
245
Section 17
261
Section 18
273
Section 19
291
Section 20
295
Section 21
301
Section 22
311

Section 9
167
Section 10
185
Section 11
197
Section 12
203
Section 13
213
Section 14
225
Section 23
315
Section 24
320
Section 25
324
Section 26
326
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About the author (2013)

Sarah Pekkanen is the internationally bestselling author of The Opposite of Me, Skipping a Beat, These Girls, The Best of Us, and Catching Air, as well as a series of linked short stories for ereaders. Her work has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers. She lives with her family, including a rescue dog and cat, in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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