Alison A. Armstrong
For five hundred years, the women in Claudia Lamberts family have studied men and passed their wisdom from mother to daughter. Disdainful of men, Claudias daughter has refused her inheritance and now Claudias greatest fear is that she will die without sharing the "keys to the kingdom." Acting on her husbands suggestion, Claudia thinks Karen Trevini might prove a worthy student. Sharing her esoteric knowledge poses a risk, but the opportunity to save Karens 19-year marriage convinces Claudia to take this chance. During a series of afternoon meetings at her home in Pasadena, CA, Claudia begins to teach Karen the "keys" to understanding men and creating intimate, equal partnerships with them. Their time spent together leads to a unique exchange of information that transforms Karens relationship to all men, and changes her husband Mikes life forever.