Constance O'Day-Flannery, Author Warner Books $6.5 (0p) ISBN 978-0-446-60307-2
Emotional need is the tie that binds Eve Cameron and Ruthann Bucknum in this sensitive portrayal of two women at crucial turning points of their lives. Eve is distraught over the death of her son and her husband's betrayal. Ruthann has escaped an abusive marriage with little more than the clothes on her back and a beat-up Chevy wagon. They meet outside a supermarket where Ruthann is toting a sign: ""Will work for food."" The relationship that develops between the two spans four decades, but it is Eve and Ruthann's first year together on which the story focuses. We are allowed into their respective viewpoints as each begins to heal and fall in love again, and as they fight rumors of lesbianism, open a business together and conquer old fears. Readers of this latest by the author of Once in a Lifetime will be rewarded with a poignant account of unconditional friendship and love (Sept.)
Reviewed on: 09/02/1996
Release date: 09/01/1996
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