As onetime classmates meet over the course of a weekend for their high school's fortieth reunion, they discover things that will irrevocably affect the rest of their lives.
For newly divorced Dorothy Shauman, it is the possibility to finally attract the attention of the class heartthrob, Pete Decker.
For the ever self-reliant, ever left-out Mary Alice Mayhew, it's a chance to re-examine a painful past.
For Lester Heseenpfeffer, a veterinarian and widower, it is the hope of talking shop with a fellow vet - or at least that's what he tells himself.
For Candy Armstrong, the class beauty, it's the hope of finding friendship before it is too late.
As Dorothy, Mary Alice, Lester, Candy, and the other classmates converge for the reunion dinner, four decades melt away: Desires and personalities from their youth re-emerge, and new discoveries are made.
For so much has happened to them all. And so much can still happen.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 05/05/2011
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780749942731