Christine has survived a divorce. Her job is going well, but a birthday is approaching. Wanting to do something special, her friends and family decide to track down her close friends from the past. The ladies come to the birthday party, and we hear their life stories. Christine is now close with her old friends again.
I didn't enjoy this book. The characters are not highly developed. We hear their stories, but we don't really care about them. The plot is about friendship and is very slow moving. I just couldn't get interested. Perhaps part of the problem is that the book is a translation. It may be far more interesting in German.
The German setting is interesting. It's fun to see how similar and also different experiences in other countries are. I enjoyed that part of the novel. I can't really recommend this book unless you're interested in the stability of friendships over time.
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