23. Class Reunion by Rona Jaffe (1979)
Length: 445 pages
Genre: Contemporary Fiction
Started: 4 March 2014
Finished: 8 March 2014
Where did it come from? From a Library Book Sale
How long has it been on my TBR pile? Since 5 November 2000
Why do I have it? I like contemporary fiction and have read and enjoyed several books by this author in the past.
There are just some friendships and some people you can never forget – even after so many decades. So it was for the Class of 1954 – they went to Radcliffe, and to Harvard in the ’50s. It was their golden chance to win everything they ever wanted and to live happily ever after…
There was spirited Annabel; romantic Chris; Emily, the perfectionist and the golden girl, Daphne. These four women’s friendships – and the relationships that they have with the men who touch their lives – are intertwined, and shaped by their time spent together in college – when they had such wonderful dreams of becoming wives, mothers, career women and lovers. Over the next three decades, in a journey that is at times hilarious and heartwarming – but also poignant and sentimental, these women’s lives are changed by events that no one could have foreseen.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. For me, the plot evoked similar memories from my own college experience and how much I enjoyed it. I give this book an A+! I will certainly be keeping my eyes open for more books by Rona Jaffe to read in the future.
A+! – (96-100%)