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Having received her divorce papers by ambush, Beckie’s next action had been to call her best friend Leah, her closest friend throughout her 29 years of marriage to Leah’s brother-in-law, Bernie.
Beckie and Leah agreed to meet for lunch on the patio at Chillers, their table facing The Promenade, a European-style, open air mall laid out by the city of Santa Monica and filled with trendy eateries, T-shirt shops, and other amenities suitable for chasing away dark moods.