All her adult life, Grace Benedict has been living a lie. Now that deception is about to catch up with her.

Thirty years ago, Grace and her college roommates--Liz, Tess, and Lovey--made a solemn vow: to hold onto their friendship, to support one another, to keep in touch through a circle journal that would make the rounds among them. And they promised always to tell each other the truth.

For three decades that journal has been circulating, carrying stories of Liz's social justice activism in Atlanta and D.C.; of Tess's fulfilling career and perfect home life; of Lovey's dream marriage to a wealthy and powerful former pro football player.

But what is Grace to say? Her friends seem so happy and successful. She can't bear to tell them how her life has spiraled downward since college, and she can't bring herself to be honest about the dismal realities and bitter memories she faces every day.

She never intends to deceive them--not initially, anyway. She simply embellishes the truth a little, presents her life as a bit more respectable than it really is. But over the years one exaggeration leads to another, and the fiction grows. . . .

Until she discovers that she's going to die.

Alone and desolate and with little left to lose, Grace determines to take the risk of a lifetime, to reach out to Liz and Tess and Lovey again. And when they reunite, her final battle becomes their struggle as well--a quest for trust, honesty, and enduring emotional connection.

Genre: Inspirational

Used availability for Penelope J Stokes's Circle of Grace

Hardback Editions

June 2004 : USA Hardback

Title: Circle of Grace
Author(s): Penelope J Stokes
ISBN: 1-57856-779-3 / 978-1-57856-779-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
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June 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Circle of Grace
Author(s): Penelope J Stokes
ISBN: 0-385-51013-6 / 978-0-385-51013-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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June 2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Circle of Grace: A Novel (Stokes, Penelope J. (Large Print))
Author(s): Penelope J Stokes
ISBN: 0-375-43368-6 / 978-0-375-43368-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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2004 : USA Hardback
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Title: Circle of Grace
Author(s): Penelope J Stokes
ISBN: 0-7394-4430-1 / 978-0-7394-4430-6 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

May 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Circle of Grace: A Novel
Author(s): Penelope J Stokes
ISBN: 0-7679-2128-3 / 978-0-7679-2128-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Broadway Books
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Audio Editions

June 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Circle of Grace: A Novel
Author(s): Penelope J Stokes
ISBN: 0-7393-1209-X / 978-0-7393-1209-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2004 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Circle of Grace
Author(s): Penelope J Stokes
ISBN: 0-7393-1210-3 / 978-0-7393-1210-0 (USA edition)
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June 2004 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: Circle of Grace
Author(s): Penelope J Stokes
ISBN: 1-4159-0083-3 / 978-1-4159-0083-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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June 2004 : USA Audio CD

Title: Circle of Grace (Lib)(CD)
Author(s): Penelope J Stokes
ISBN: 1-4159-0115-5 / 978-1-4159-0115-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books on Tape
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Kindle Editions

May 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Circle of Grace
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