For Book Beginnings:
Just on the other side of an unpainted metal door, five thousand men, women, and children were chanting her name.
- p. 1, Gold by Chris Cleave
For The Friday 56:
"You kids worry at the drop of a hat. When I was your age it hadn't been invented."
- p. 56, Gold by Chris Cleave
Serious synopsis (from back cover): In Gold, Chris Cleave gives us an elegantly constructed, passionate story about friendship, marriage, parenthood, tragedy and redemption. The story belongs to two women, Kate and Zoe, world-class cyclists who have been close friends and even closer rivals since their first day of elite training years ago. They have love, fought, betrayed, forgiven, lost consoled, and grown up together. Now on the eve of their final Olympics each woman is tested to her physical, mental and emotional limit. Each will confront the other, face their own mortality, and be asked to decide: What exactly will you sacrifice for the people you love?
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