About Face by Carole Howard

By Carole Howard

From the surface, Ruth turns out to have all of it: a high-powered profession, chuffed marriage and kinfolk. yet her internal Peace-Corps-Volunteer is hollering to be allow out.

When she bumps into Vivian, her long-lost buddy and previous hut-mate, she realizes how varied she is from the individual she was and wonders if she’s misplaced a part of herself—the most sensible part—in her quest for “the ideal life.” Her inner tug of warfare gathers steam and knocks her possible excellent city existence out of kilter.

As they fight with their variations and take a look at to resurrect their friendship, the 2 girls realize—with humor and a transforming into respect—that they each one have strengths to give a contribution to a enterprise neither could have came across on her personal, one who melds earlier and current to form an exhilarating and amazing future.

This modern literary novel toggles among flashback scenes in West Africa and current ones in ny, because it chronicles the facility of the women’s friendship. The characters are at the same time memorable and down-to-earth, and readers start to think they’ve recognized them for a very long time. They’re taken care of with affection, nuanced realizing, and a hefty dose of wit. This fast moving, humorous, and sincere coming-of-middle age vintage playfully walks the road among humor and knowledge because it offers with severe problems with mid-life and aging.

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