What happens when you find out something you wish you didnâ€™t know? From theÂ critically acclaimedÂ author of Stuffed: Adventures of a Restaurant Family (â€śTaut, sharp . . . Vibrantly texturedâ€ť â€”The New York Times Book Review; â€śUnnervingly delightfulâ€ť â€”The Miami HeraldÂ ),Â here is a smart,Â generous novel about two New York City women, the bonds of friendship, and the powerâ€”and responsibilityâ€”of secrets.Alice, the proprietor of a chic Madison Avenue resale shop, and Nanny, a Carnegie Hill real-estate broker, have never met before, but they have one thing in common: their best friend Roberta, who has just died of cancer. Roberta has trusted them with her last requestâ€”that together they open her safe-deposit box. What they discover inside compels two very different women to join forces on a journey neither really wants to take.Wryly observed, and rich with the atmosphere of New York Cityâ€”fromÂ the Gotham salad at Bergdorfâ€™s to the â€śClassic 6â€ť apartment with OPW viewsÂ (Other Peopleâ€™s Windows)â€”To My Dearest Friends is aÂ serious book that happens to be funny: aÂ novel of real feeling and real life, about how what we hide from those we love can take us places we never imagined weâ€™d go.