Paper Sun stitches together the different lives of four women who have been friends since the 1970s. Alternating between Ella and Raynie’s point of view, Paper Sun exhibits Sheila Horne’s chameleon-like storytelling, truly bringing each character to life. Ella is a mom struggling to make her relationship work with her daughter. Raynie is a cancer patient battling her illness. Meg is content in her safe life whereas Jessie hopes to start over. While the women’s lives in Paper Sun might not all be perfect, it becomes clear that each woman’s life is a tapestry–patched and held together by friendship.