Reads easily, even breathlessly...the subtle but intensely felt shifts of closeness among the young women are lovingly and expertly laid bare. -- John Updike
[T]he tune being called in Superior Women is tricky. It lulls you, and surely the author means it to, with its harmonious form.... For Miss Adams, applying her elegant, rhythmic style to the form, the challenge lies in making it new, fitting it to her own literary place and our time. -- The New York Times Book Review, Lois Gould
From the Inside Flap
By the New York Times Bestselling author of "Almost Perfect" and "Careless Love," a brilliant novel tracing the tangled, heart-warming and heartbreaking relationships of a group of intelligent and attractive young women as they grow to maturity over the course of four explosive decades in American life -- from the forties to the eighties. Sharing tears and laughter . . . and, sometimes, men, the women learn what they can really count on -- themselves and each other.
"These women, at the same time friends and enemies, touch each other's lives in ways no one else can -- not even lovers or husbands. . . Alice Adams must be one of her own superior women." United Press International