Martha Moody is a physician living in Dayton, Ohio, with her husband and four sons. Her short story, Like the Arrival of Angels, was a finalist for the Best American Short Stories of 1985. Best Friends is her first novel.
"You'll definitely see elements of yourself and your girlfriends in this terrific novel," is how Redbook described Best Friends --- which may explain why this first novel from an unknown author has been quietly building to a surprising hardcover success. It's the kind of book that is shared among friends, an instantly familiar and emotionally immediate story of two women who become college roommates, confidantes, and friends for life.