The Best of Us

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The Best of Us

By Sarah Pekkanen

Washington Square Press, Paperback, 9781451673517, 338pp.

Publication Date: April 9, 2013

Paradise isn t quite what it seems as four college friends meet for an island vacation in this captivating new novel from the acclaimed author of "These Girls."
An all-expense-paid week at a luxury villa in Jamaica it's the invitation of a lifetime for a group of old college friends. All four women are desperate not just for a reunion, but for an escape: Tina is drowning under the demands of mothering four young children. Allie is shattered by the news that a genetic illness runs in her family. Savannah is carrying the secret of her husband's infidelity. And, finally, there's Pauline, who spares no expense to throw her wealthy husband an unforgettable thirty-fifth birthday celebration, hoping it will gloss over the cracks already splitting apart their new marriage.
Languid hours on a private beach, gourmet dinners, and late nights of drinking kick off an idyllic week for the women and their husbands. But as a powerful hurricane bears down on the island, turmoil swirls inside the villa, forcing each of the women to reevaluate everything she knows about her friends and herself.

About the Author
Sarah Pekkanenis the internationally bestselling author of"The Opposite of Me, Skipping a Beat, These Girls, The Best of Us, Catching Air, "and "Things You Won t Say". Her work has been published in"People, The Washington Post, "and"USA TODAY", among other publications. She lives with her family in Chevy Chase, Maryland.