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THE SAVING GRACES
Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction
On the surface they dont have much in common, but when it comes to matters of loyalty, friendship and love they are all united. For ten years the four founding members of the Saving Graces womens group have supported each other through lifes trials. Emma, Lee, Rudy and Isabel form the groups unshakable core.
In the romance department, so far
Out of the blue an unseen danger arises to threaten their beloved clique. Isabel is diagnosed with breast cancer. It will take all of them pulling together to overcome the upcoming ordeal. Strength can come from unsuspected places and these women are far stronger than they realize.
While Patricia Gaffney has always been an author of note, she has created a pihce de risistance in this emotionally spell-binding and touching novel. Told in alternating chapters from the perspective of each of the four friends, SAVING GRACES reveals the myriad emotions that make up friendship and life. (July, 400 pp., $24.00)
Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith
Published: July 1999