The Best of Us by Sarah Pekkanen
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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 Sarah Pekkanen

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Sarah Pekkanen is the author of The Opposite of Me and Skipping a Beat. Her work has been published in People, Reader's Digest among others.. A former D.C. model, Sarah lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband and three young sons.
Published April 9, 2013 by Washington Square Press. 357 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Humor & Entertainment. Fiction

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Pekkanen (The Opposite of Me) sparkles with her latest, a touching tale of college friends whose happily ever afters aren’t as perfect as they might have once expected. Dwight, the lovable nerd of the

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In regards to Tina, I know what it's like to juggle the demands of young children, worry that you're going to let someone down, and feel guilty about taking time for yourself to recharge.

Apr 08 2013 | Read Full Review of The Best of Us: A Novel (No S...

Pekkanen's (These Girls) story follows four women and their respective spouses on a once-in-a-lifetime all-expenses-paid vacation to Jamaica. As the characters enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of the island, a looming tropical storm threatens to disrupt th

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