From midtown Manhattan to a Florida suburb, from coastal Savannah to the hills of Rome, the interwoven tales of three lives unfold in the voices of Sarah, Miriam, and Beth. Their unshakable friendship takes root in a Buffalo college dorm in the late 1960’s. Fueled by the optimism and bravado of that era, they charge into adulthood with lofty ideas and high expectations. They were, as Beth would later observe, “the first generation of women who felt entitled to interesting lives.”
They remain friends for decades, trading secrets, sharing joys, and shepherding each other through heartache. Little by little, they come to terms with a disconcerting postscript to the Age of Aquarius: Life – inevitably, unsparingly, repeatedly – demands compromise.
In the year leading up to 9/11, the three women, now middle aged, are tested by unwelcome drama at home, unforeseen challenges at work, and unresolved conflicts about decisions made long ago. Sustained by their abiding friendship, the three confront hard truths about themselves and the choices they have made. They must dispel past regrets and make peace with present circumstances as they begin the second acts of their lives.
Second Acts is a story of love, loss, and renewal, and a testament to the enduring power of friendship.
We are delighted that Second Acts has been selected by Buzz Books Fall/Winter 2017 as one of 40 next great reads to be released this year.
Author: Teri Emory
Retail Price: $14.99
Format: Available in both paperback and eBook
Page Count: 342
Genre: Fiction/Contemporary Women
Published: September 26, 2017
Sales and Distribution: Midpoint Trade Books
Publicity: Dayna Anderson