Angry Housewives, Eating Bon Bons: A Novel

Angry Housewives, Eating Bon Bons: A Novel

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The women of Freesia Court are convinced that there is nothing good coffee, delectable desserts, and a strong shoulder can't fix. Laughter is the glue that holds them together--the foundation of a book group they call AHEB (Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons), an unofficial "club" that becomes much more. It becomes a lifeline. Holding on through forty eventful years, there's Faith, a lonely mother of twins who harbors a terrible secret that has condemned her to living a lie; big, beautiful Audrey, the resident sex queen who knows that with good posture and an attitude you can get away with anything; Merit, the shy doctor's wife with the face of an angel and the private hell of an abusive husb∧ Kari, a wise woman with a wonderful laugh who knows the greatest gifts appear after life's fiercest storms; and finally, Slip, a tiny spitfire of a woman who isn't afraid to look trouble straight in the eye.

This stalwart group of friends depicts a special slice of American life, of stay-at-home days and new careers, of children and grandchildren, of bold beginnings and second chances, in which the power of forgiveness, understanding, and the perfectly timed giggle fit is the CPR that mends broken hearts and shattered dreams.

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ISBN: 9780345475695


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WVMLStaffPicks Oct 26, 2014

A circle of neighbours in small-town Minnesota form a book club. They are an eclectic and engaging group of women who share lots of love, loss, laughter, and books over the years. Guaranteed to make you want to start a book club of your own!

Sep 13, 2014

I request that you get this book on CD and send it to the Hampton, Oak Hill branch.I'd like to have a hold on it then. My name is Linda Silverstein
Library # is 1000092418879

Aug 22, 2013

This was a light read for me, thoroughly enjoyable as you follow the lives of 5 very different women who form a very close friendship. I also tend to enjoy books about book clubs.

Mar 13, 2012

Sooo, another chosen read in a book club. And generally didnt like it because there wasn't much substance to keep me drawn in. The story covers time period from 60-90's where housewives of a neighborhood come together to form a book club and become long time friends in the process. I largely disliked it because it reminded me too much of the, Desperate Housewives, tv show- which I can't stand. Just went i some what got into the book, the ending hits you in the face! Definitely thumbs down.

Jan 05, 2010

Laughed, cried, couldn't put it down, loved it.

Mar 27, 2009

Great read, especially if you are looking for a book to read for your book club.

Aug 16, 2005

Lorna Landvik has an amazing knack for writing about the friendships between women. In ANGRY HOUSEWIVES EATING BON-BONS she chronicles the lives of five women friends in Minnesota who establish a book club: beautiful Merit, oversexed Audrey, activist Slip, Dallas transplant Faith, and late-life adoptive mother Kari. Over thirty years we follow and share each woman''s experiences as the group members mature, bearing and raising children, experiencing marital ups and downs, reaching epiphanies... and meeting monthly to discuss books. The story takes place in the changing social context of midwest America between the late 1960s and the late 1990s. Landvik''s characters are immediately likable, and her talent for writing conversation shines particularly brightly in ANGRY HOUSEWIVES.

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