The 8th edition of the bestselling epic about urban life and love in the roaring Reagan 80’s. It concerns five households on Riverside Drive in Manhattan who share the same cleaning lady and what happens after the clients meet each other for the first time. (Hint: The neighborhood is never the same again!) There are two major love affairs which dominate the novel--a married man and a divorced woman; a married woman and a bisexual anchorwoman)—and there are a number of smaller dramas unfolding, involving everything from insider trading to alcoholism to the foster-care system. Two New York industries also dominate the storyscape, television and book publishing. This was Van Wormer’s first novel (a Main Selection of the Literary Guild) which resulted in years of reader-demand for updates about many of the characters, books that fans came to nickname “The Alexandra Chronicles."