By Alice Adams
Wanting to break out her carhop mom and the rank and dossier of her California city, Megan Greene heads for Radcliffe -- partially to pursue an older guy (twenty-one, Harvard scientific tuition, Cape Cod summers) who represents her dream of the upper-middle-class, conservative East Coast. What Megan reveals are 4 different ladies -- Janet, Lavinia, Peg, and Cathy -- who appear to have little in universal keep for his or her freshman prestige. Neither they nor Megan might recognize that their destinies are approximately to inextricably intertwine.
The 12 months is 1943, and those enhanced girls, as usually enemies as pals, will percentage a spot in every one other's lives that not anyone else can -- no longer husbands, no longer enthusiasts. throughout 4 a long time, as time and occasions sweep away their expectancies, 5 ladies become aware of their sexuality, exhibit their secrets and techniques, fight with independence -- occasionally surrendering, occasionally making wonderful offerings -- in Alice Adams' richly drawn, uncompromising novel approximately women's intimate, inside, and infrequently unsuspected lives.