THE SAFETY OF SECRETS
This emotionally rich story scrutinizes the long-term friendship between two engaging women. It moves seamlessly back and forth from their troubled childhoods in Louisiana to their move across the country to Los Angeles. But not even the magic of Hollywood can airbrush away the rips and tears in the fabric of their relationship. Michel brings home the idea that at times close friendships can cause immeasurable pain, but without them life is heartbreaking.
Now, the relationship has weathered life in the fast lane, career pressures and marriages, all the while harboring a secret only the two of them know and a promise to always keep it between them. When the secret is revealed in the most public of forums, will their friendship bend or shatter, or will they finally be forced to face the hard truths it reveals? (AVON A, Jun., 320 pp., $13.95)