Concord, CA, December 09, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Author Judith Marshall has written an ambitious novel in which one of the most entrenched problems of modern-day womanhood is explored – our rigid clinging to control over our personal and professional lives and our reluctance to reach out for help when we most need it. Husbands May Come and Go but Friends Are Forever introduces readers to the unforgettable character of Elizabeth (Liz) Reilly-Hayden.
Liz, about to turn sixty, has a safe and predictable life planned out: a long-term significant other, a hard-earned executive position at a hi-tech firm, and a quintet of women whose decades-long friendship has carried them through multiple marriages, divorces, teenagers, and menopause.
Her life comes apart when Liz finds herself a victim of downsizing at her company, her sweetheart moves across the country for a job promotion, and she learns that Karen, her best friend and confidant, has been killed in a suspicious motorcycle accident. The group of lifelong pals gathers at Lake Tahoe to attend to the funeral arrangements of their beloved friend and tries to unravel the mystery of her death. Through their shared tragedy, Liz learns how disappointment and grief can bloom into healing and hope. Hilarious moments vie with heartbreaking ones in this memorable novel that celebrates fresh hopes, second chances, and the anything-but-simple art of relationships.
Awarded the Jack London prize by the California Writers Club, Husbands May Come and Go but Friends Are Forever is available online at amazon.com in both paperback and as a Kindle download. It will also available at bookstores via Baker and Taylor and listed with Abebooks and Alibris. For more information or to request an interview, contact the author at www.judithmarshall.net.
Husbands May Come and Go but Friends Are Forever by Judith Marshall; Fiction; Soft cover; $17.99
ISBN 13: 9780982504604