Five stories from five unforgettable characters, brought to life by an author the Washington Post hailed as "contemporary…rewarding…masterful."
Five friends meet weekly at a restaurant called Yellowbird on New York's Upper East Side, revealing the long-hidden secrets of their pasts and how each, in her fashion, has become a survivor beyond all expectations.
The women are Gara, a divorced psychologist and cancer survivor; Felicity, a beautiful attorney married to a rich but controlling man; Kathryn, who is haunted by the brutality of her parents' marriage; Eve, an unabashedly narcissistic actress; and Billie, a former rock star, now owner of Yellowbird.
Told with Jaffe's signature liveliness and uncanny understanding of female friendship, Five Women invites us to the table to hear stories both familiar and unthinkable, stories of struggle, heartbreak, survival and redemption.
PRAISE FOR RONA JAFFE
"Reading Rona Jaffe is like being presented with a Cartier watch: you know exactly what you're getting and it's exactly what you want."—Cosmopolitan
"Vivid and trenchant…Wry and very readable…A minor genius."—New York Times Book Review
"Jaffe has not lost her wit, her keen eye for human frailties and her ear for the small but telling remark."—Publishers Weekly