"Getting to Happy"
By Terry McMillan
Viking, $27.95, 400 pages
Terry McMillan's "Waiting to Exhale" was a breakthrough best-seller when it was published in 1992. The film, starring Whitney Houston and Angela Bassett, extended the popularity of this female-bonding classic. Now McMillan has summoned the women back to the page, as she writes:
"Fifteen years later, however, these women suddenly began to reclaim their place in my heart, and, like old friends you haven't seen since college, I wondered how they might be faring now."
Each woman in "Getting to Happy" is at a bit of a crossroads in her life, trying to figure out where she fits into the world.
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