4.5 stars. I was completely engrossed by Charlotte Wood's short novel about three friends in their seventies who meet to clear out the home of a fourth mutual friend, now deceased.

Wood's razor-sharp descriptions of each woman's interior world, their reflections on aging and on their past lives, their biting judgments of their friends' actions combined with their willingness to overlook or excuse their own foibles, made for compelling reading. I devoured the book in one huge gulp and now look forward to reading more of Wood's work.

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