Gaskell's latest is a laugh-out-loud, witty view of motherhood from the
perspectives of four different women. Readers will identify with the charismatic characters in their everyday struggles to balance marriage,
motherhood and career.
In Orange Cove, Fla., four women gather at a Mothers Coming Together meeting. As their friendships evolve and change, they learn to rely on one another for advice on maintaining a strong marriage/relationship while dealing with the pitfalls of motherhood -- sleepless nights, crying infants and seemingly endless diaper changes. And when one's quest for career perfection threatens her marriage, her friends are by her side, helping her discover what's most important in life. (Bantam, Sep., 384 pp., $12.00)