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Best Friends - A Novel

Martha Moody

Before arriving at Oberlin in 1973, Clare Mann had never met anyone like Sally Rose. Rich and beautiful, Sally is utterly foreign to a middle-class, Midwestern Protestant like Clare-and utterly fascinating. The fascination only grows when Sally brings her home to L.A. Mr. Rose-charismatic, charming, and the owner of a profitable business shrouded in secrecy-is nearly as compelling a figure to Clare as he is to his own daughter. California seems like paradise after winters in Ohio. And Clare begins to look forward desperately to these visits, to carefree rides in Sally's Kharmann Ghia and lazy poolside days. As the years pass, Clare becomes a doctor and Sally a lawyer, always remaining roommates at heart, only a plane ride or phone call away. Marriages and divorces and births and deaths do not separate them. But secrets might-for as Clare watches, the Rose family begins to self-destruct before her eyes. And the things she knows are the kinds of things that no one wants to tell a best friend.

Before arriving at Oberlin in 1973, Clare Mann had never met anyone like Sally Rose. Rich and beautiful, Sally is utterly foreign to a middle-class, Midwestern Protestant like Clare-and utterly fascinating. The fascination only grows when Sally brings her home to L.A. Mr. Rose-charismatic, charming, and the owner of a profitable business shrouded in secrecy-is nearly as compelling a figure to Clare as he is to his own daughter. California seems like paradise after winters in Ohio. And Clare begins to look forward desperately to these visits, to carefree rides in Sally's Kharmann Ghia and lazy poolside days. As the years pass, Clare becomes a doctor and Sally a lawyer, always remaining roommates at heart, only a plane ride or phone call away. Marriages and divorces and births and deaths do not separate them. But secrets might-for as Clare watches, the Rose family begins to self-destruct before her eyes. And the things she knows are the kinds of things that no one wants to tell a best friend.
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Before arriving at Oberlin in 1973, Clare Mann had never met anyone like Sally Rose. Rich and beautiful, Sally is utterly foreign to a middle-class, Midwestern Protestant like Clare-and utterly fascinating. The fascination only grows when Sally brings her home to L.A. Mr. Rose-charismatic, charming, and the owner of a profitable business shrouded in secrecy-is nearly as compelling a figure to Clare as he is to his own daughter. California seems like paradise after winters in Ohio. And Clare begins to look forward desperately to these visits, to carefree rides in Sally's Kharmann Ghia and lazy poolside days. As the years pass, Clare becomes a doctor and Sally a lawyer, always remaining roommates at heart, only a plane ride or phone call away. Marriages and divorces and births and deaths do not separate them. But secrets might-for as Clare watches, the Rose family begins to self-destruct before her eyes. And the things she knows are the kinds of things that no one wants to tell a best friend.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Renée Raudman

Length:

16h 36m


Chapters

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05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:29


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

30:06


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

37:18


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

51:12


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

25:40


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

16:27


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

07:31


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

21:09


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

10:42


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

16:24


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

16:23


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

08:02


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

16:35


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

20:52


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

16:32


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

08:55


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

07:24


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

22:48


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

12:34


Part 1, Chapter 19
Part 1, Chapter 19

11:47


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

10:10


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

36:54


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

15:50


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

17:25


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

11:27


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

10:45


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

18:50


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

18:11


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

12:45


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

09:25


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

16:56


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

06:04


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

07:36


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

27:32


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

11:27


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

13:44


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

35:18


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

18:49


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

20:55


Part 3, Chapter 39
Part 3, Chapter 39

15:36


Part 3, Chapter 40
Part 3, Chapter 40

12:44


Part 3, Chapter 41
Part 3, Chapter 41

12:43


Part 3, Chapter 42
Part 3, Chapter 42

10:42


Part 3, Chapter 43
Part 3, Chapter 43

28:37


Part 3, Chapter 44
Part 3, Chapter 44

10:29


Part 3, Chapter 45
Part 3, Chapter 45

17:22


Part 3, Chapter 46
Part 3, Chapter 46

16:26


Part 3, Chapter 47
Part 3, Chapter 47

18:36


Part 3, Chapter 48
Part 3, Chapter 48

20:00


Part 3, Chapter 49
Part 3, Chapter 49

18:02


Part 3, Chapter 50
Part 3, Chapter 50

16:45


Part 3, Chapter 51
Part 3, Chapter 51

17:05


Part 3, Chapter 52
Part 3, Chapter 52

17:08


Part 3, Chapter 53
Part 3, Chapter 53

10:53


Part 3, Chapter 54
Part 3, Chapter 54

22:59


Part 3, Chapter 55
Part 3, Chapter 55

15:51


Part 3, Chapter 56
Part 3, Chapter 56

34:58


Part 3, Chapter 57
Part 3, Chapter 57

00:23