The plot of this novel groups several stories about experiences, like those of many similarly situated communities. The community of middle to upper middle class female friends develops over fifty years of sharing experiences. Most of them relocate to this town initially with their newly wed husbands. Shortly after arrival they begin sharing their lives as wives and mothers, while not yet about their memories of daughters and boyfriends. Still to come are their lives as lovers, divorcees and widows, middle-aging, old and golden aging, disabling, crippling, still trying and then finally dying.