In this irresistible novel, two friends discover that life-and love-can change profoundly in just seven days.Fourteen years ago, college freshmen Clio Marsh and Smith Anderson met in the dorm room they'd share. Now in their precarious thirties, on the surface, they're thriving-Clio as an ornithologist at the American Museum of Natural History and Smith as a passionate personal organizer to Manhattan's privileged set. But the truth is: they're stalled. Clio grieves the loss of her larger-than-life mother and revisits the heartbreaking secrets of her childhood while wondering if she can commit to the dazzling older man in her life. Smith wrestles with the continued mystery of her broken engagement to a brilliant neurosurgeon and navigates the complexities of her too-close Manhattan family while anxiously bracing for her younger sister's upcoming society wedding. However, a lot can happen over one fateful Thanksgiving week. A hidden door in a hotel room leads to a startling late-night surprise. A soulful and brooding college classmate reappears. Trips are taken, pasts are examined, and futures are glimpsed as the two friends realize, together and apart, that becoming lost-rambling through the pathways of life-is sometimes just what it takes to find your way. The Ramblers is a singular story of friendship and love in modern times that will linger with readers long after the final page.