Examines a complex female friendship under the confines of 1950s Texas high society.
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Did you ever have a friend who you couldn't help but envy? That person who handles everything so flawlessly, looks so amazing, and shines so brightly that men (and women) continually gravitate towards her? For Cece, that person is Joan Fortier, her friend since childhood in the tony River Oaks neighborhood of Houston, Texas (think perfectly manicured lawns, the smell of gin and hairspray, large diamond rings...cue J.R. Ewing). Now in their mid-20s, they lead very different lives - Cece the happily married mother, and Joan the footloose bachelorette whose party lifestyle is beginning to careen out of control. Set amidst the highly ordered world of garden clubs and debutante balls, this immersive and richly detailed story by the bestselling author of The Yonahlosse Riding Camp for Girls examines a complex female friendship under the confines of 1950s Texas high society.