Sharon and Mel met during their first year in college when they were both studying visual arts. Ten years later, they are still best friends and have just won the Hollingsworth Prize for their movie Nashville Combat based on Mel's childhood growing up with an addicted mother and her long list of boyfriends. And when fame divides them, tragedy brings them back together. As Mel helps Sharon recover from a stroke that almost killed her, they decide that their next project will revolve around Sharon's life. But as they dig into the past, recriminations and family secrets come to light.
The more I read this book the more I liked it. Sharon and Mel’s friendship is stronger than everything else and I loved how both would do anything for the other. An absorbing and well-written novel, emotional (I almost cried at some point), but also funny. I couldn’t put it down. (NP)