Some brief overview of this book
Assigned to the same dorm their first year at Smith College, Celia, Bree, Sally, and April couldnt have less in common. Celia, a lapsed Catholic, arrives with her grandmothers rosary beads in hand and a bottle of vodka in her suitcase; beautiful Bree pines for the fiance she left behind in Savannah; Sally, pristinely dressed in Lilly Pulitzer, is reeling from the loss of her mother; and April, a radical, redheaded feminist wearing a Riot: Dont Diet T-shirt, wants a room transfer immediately. Together they experience the ecstatic highs and painful lows of early adulthood: Celias trust in men is demolished in one terrible evening, Bree falls in love with someone she could never bring home to her traditional family, Sally seeks solace in her English professor, and April realizes that, for the first time in her life, she has friends she can actually confide in. When they reunite for Sallys wedding four years after graduation, their friendships have changed, but they remain fiercely devoted to one another. Schooled in the ideals of feminism, they have to figure out how it applies to their real lives in matters of love, work, family, and sex. For Celia, Bree, and Sally, this means grappling with one-night stands, maiden names, and parental disapproval - along with occasional loneliness and heartbreak. But for April, whose activism has become her lifes work, it means something far more dangerous.