Abigail and Dara both experienced life-changing events when
they were ten years old. One woman gets on with her life;
the other continues to look for answers to her past. The
question that Margot Livesey asks is what happens when two
women, each with a difficult childhood, become friends and
how will that friendship accommodate the ups and downs of
romantic love? How does childhood trauma affect people?
As the reader follows Abigail and Dara through life, it's fascinating to see the effects of those early events. Is it luck or fate that brings Dara together with Edward, a musician, and Abigail together with Sean, a Ph.D. candidate? Livesey complicates the question by suggesting that we make our own luck, both good and bad, through our choices, but the effects of those choices are rarely ...
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