Synopses & Reviews
Mia, Laney, Betts and Ginger, best friends since law school, have reunited for a long weekend as Betts waits for Senate confirmation of her appointment to the Supreme Court. Nicknamed 'the Ms. Bradwells' during their first class at law school in 1979, the four have supported one another through life's challenges: marriages and divorces, births and deaths, career setbacks and triumphs large and small. But when the Senate hearings uncover a deeply buried skeleton in the friends' collective closet, the Ms. Bradwells retreat to a summer house on the Chesapeake Bay, where they find themselves reliving a much darker period in their past - one that stirs up secrets they've kept for, and from, one another, and could change their lives forever.
"Meets all the requirements of Book Club Lit." - Kirkus Reviews
"...a wonderful look at the complexities of friendship, the bonds between mothers and daughters, and the intricate interrelationships women form." - BookReporter.com
"...vividly drawn...For all those who believe sexual discrimination [is] something that ended decades ago, The Four Ms. Bradwells will serve as a wake-up call...should naturally become a book club favorite." - Basil & Spice
"It's rare that I come across a book that I immediately want to give to my best friends. This is one of them: a heartwarming page-turner about smart women and the complicated nature of female friendships. By the end you'll wish that you could join the Ms. Bradwells for lunch." - Katie Crouch, bestselling author of Girls in Trucks and Men and Dogs
"As she did in The Wednesday Sisters, Meg Waite Clayton introduces us to a group of extraordinary women... A fine, smart, compelling novel about the deep friendships that guide and nurture our most difficult choices." - Elizabeth Brundage, author of A Stranger Like You and The Doctor's Wife
"Meg Waite Clayton writes with intellegence, wisdom, and humor about women's friendships. To steal from Holden Caulfield, after reading The Four Ms. Bradwells, you'll wish the characters were terrific friends of yours and you could call them up on the phone whenever you felt like it." - Tatjana Soli, author of The Lotus Eaters
A captivating tale of how far people will go to protect the ones they love.
About the Author
Meg Waite Clayton is the author of the national bestseller, The Wednesday Sisters, and The Language of Light, a Bellwether Prize finalist. She hosts a blog featuring well-known authors sharing stories about their paths to writing and publishing. Her short stories and essays have been read on public radio and appeared in several magazines. She's a graduate of the University of Michigan and Michigan Law School, and lives with her family in Palo Alto, California.
Karen White is a classically trained actress who has been recording audiobooks for over ten years. Named on of AudioFile's Best Voices of 2010, she is an Audie Finalist and Best Audiobook of the Year 2009 winner with The Hemingses of Monticello by Annette Gordon Reed, she has earned several AudioFile Earphones Awards, most recently for Too Good to Be True by Erin Arvedlund and Inside of a Dog by Alexandra Horowitz.