As Patricia stood there, pregnant with her first son, being told by her husband that he loved another woman, she felt torn from the life she was supposed to have. She had come to the gorgeous solitude of Northern California as a budding attorney and tentative newly-wed, following her confident husband. Now, without his support, without his love, with what was she left? She turned to the one constant in her life: her friends, the best ones she’d had since high school, ones she made through a growing passion for long-distance running among the awe-inspiring redwoods of Humboldt County.
Her friend’s built her back up, helping her find the strength to move forward, to thrive, and to seek new challenges. Told in an honest, immediate and evocative way, First Friends processes the pain of a young woman forging her way: a new mother becoming a self-reliant single parent, a woman learning to hold her own among the then-male bastion of attorneys, and a faithful friend.