My Best Friend’s Husband

Sensual coupleDivorce had brought Stella into the arms of a man she had no right to want.

Dateline: January 1952

From the train window I could see the arid reaches of Nevada, yellow gray in the late sun­light, stretching as far as the eye could see to the distant mountains that hung motionless and unreal against the sky. As quiet and gray and barren as my own heart, I thought. As barren as all the years ahead of me—as all the years behind! Continue reading