I bought this one because I had read "The Red Tent" and absoutely loved it. This novel, Anita Diamant's second, is very different. It is a contemporary story, set on the coast of Massachusetts, USA, where we meet two women and their families. They are different, a generation separates them, but they become good friends, during long walks and conversations on Good Harbor beach. A story about friendship, love, marriage, religion, overcoming illness and believing in life itself. I love Diamant's language, her way of painting images in my mind. The novel was published in 2001.