By Leah Greenblatt
Updated June 15, 2007 04:00 AM
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The death of a friend in a terrorist bombing brings a group of British school chums back together as they approach their 40s in Jane Green’s Second Chance.

Biological Ticktock
Happily single Olivia finds unexpected motherhood, while glam, successful marrieds Paul and Anna endure infertility treatments.

Lowdown
Green’s many fans will revel in her interwoven plots and tidily gift-wrapped endings, which aren’t nearly as messy — or as resonant — as real life. B