This lovely and affecting novel weaves together the stories of five very different women who meet in a nursing home and forge friendships that span decades. Told in alternating chapters the reader is fully immersed in each of the characters lives and one cannot help caring for each of them.
For more southern tales of female friendship, check out these titles:
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman
The Help by Kathryn Stockett
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells