Every summer, Felice, Helen, Stella, and Grace meet at Oakland View Swim and Tennis Club. As their children learn to swim, they sit by the pool talking, laughing, sharing in each other's lives. After seven years, it seems nothing will ever change among them. Until this summer...

Grace has cancer. It wasn't supposed to return, but it has. And now, at the brink of crisis, as the women help Grace through her illness, they are forced to examine their own lives and wonder...why Felice no longer has anything in common with her husband, who was once her best friend...why Helen, who is so afraid of being ordinary, starts an affair with a man half her age...why Stella, who has everything, is willing to take the biggest risk of all. And why Grace, who says she is ill, is still working out at the gym and sitting by the pool as if nothing is the matter. But something is the matter. And as the friends face adversity, they face the truth. That they don't really know Grace—or one another—at all.


The Matter of Grace has not yet been reviewed.

(Notify me via e-mail when this book is reviewed.)


The Matter of Grace
by Jessica Barksdale Inclan

May 4, 2004
ISBN #0451211855
320 pages
Paperback (reprint)
Add to Shopping List
Order from Amazon

Other Books by
Jessica Barksdale Inclan

One Small Thing
When You Go Away
Her Daughter's Eyes

EBook Isle Bookstore hosted by Fresh Fiction