The Shortest Distance Between Two Women

The Shortest Distance Between Two Women

By Kris Radish

Bantam, Paperback, 9780553805413, 352pp.

Publication Date: August 18, 2009


Bestselling author Kris Radish takes the emotional measure of mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends in her wise and wonderful new novel of a woman unsure if she’s on the verge of a breakdown—or a breakthrough.…

After all these years is there any way you would see me again? When Emma Lauryn Gilford heard the voice on her answering machine, she thought, How dare he? She’s put a lot of distance between herself and Samuel, filling her life with work and family, lavishing her attention on her lovely nieces and a garden that’s the pride of Higgins, South Carolina. So why does his voice still have the power to make her heart skip? Why can’t she stop thinking about this man she’d forgotten so long ago?

Emma has always been the dependable daughter, the mediator of the controlled chaos always surrounding her high-strung sisters and her widowed mother, Higgins’s own senior citizen seductress. But with the annual Gilford family reunion just around the corner, at least two of her sisters approaching meltdown, and her favorite teenage niece taking sanctuary in her home, Emma’s concrete wall of self-denial is showing cracks. And on the other side is a life she can’t put off living a moment longer.

About the Author
Kris Radish is the author of nine novels and two works of non-fiction. A former award-winning journalist, magazine writer, nationally syndicated columnist, Radish is also co-owner of a wine lounge, the Wine Madonna, in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, where she hosts books clubs and special literary events with groups from across the globe. She calls her genre Broads Who Have Been There, and it takes one to know one. Her widely popular novels include "The Elegant Gathering of White Snows", "Dancing Naked at the Edge of Dawn", "Annie Freeman s Fabulous Traveling Funeral", "The Sunday List of Dreams", "Searching for Paradise in Parker P.A.", "The Shortest Distance Between Two Women", "Hearts on a String", "Tuesday Night Miracles" and "A Grand Day to Get Lost".

Praise For The Shortest Distance Between Two Women

“Women will surely connect with Radish’s empowered femmes.” —Publishers Weekly

“Radish delivers her message of sisterhood for all women while encouraging men to find their common bond with women and themselves.” —Booklist