Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons

  • Publish Date: 2003-03-04
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Author: Lorna Landvik

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From her sensational sleeper hit Patty Janes House of Curl to her heartwarming novel Welcome to the Great Mysterious, Lorna Landvik has won the hearts of readers everywhere by skillfully balancing hilarity with pathos, and bittersweet insights with heartwarming truths. Now she returns to her beloved, eccentric stomping ground of small-town Minnesota where the most eclectic, and engaging group of women youll ever meet share love, loss, and laughter.

Sometimes life is like a bad waiterit serves you exactly what you dont want. The women of Freesia Court have come together at lifes table, fully convinced that there is nothing good coffee, delectable desserts, and a strong shoulder cant fix. Laughter is the glue that holds them togetherthe foundation of a book group they call AWEBAngry Wives Eating Bon Bonsan unofficial club that becomes much more. It becomes a lifeline.

The five women each have a story of their own to tell. Theres Faith, the newcomer, a lonely housewife and mother of twins, a woman who harbors a terrible secret that has condemned her to living a lie; big, beautiful Audrey, the resident sex queen who knows that good posture and an attitude can let you get away with anything; Merit, the shy, quiet doctors wife with the face of an angel and the private hell of an abusive husband; Kari, a thoughtful, wise woman with a wonderful laugh as deep as Santa Clauss with a cold who knows the greatest gifts appear after lifes fiercest storms; and finally, Slip, activist, adventurer, social changer, a tiny, spitfire of a woman who looks trouble straight in the eye and challenges it to arm wrestle.

Holding on through forty eventful yearsthrough the swinging Sixties, the turbulent Seventies, the anything-goes Eighties, the nothings-impossible Ninetiesthe women will take the plunge into the chaos that inevitably comes to those with the temerity to be alive and kicking. Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons depicts a special slice of American life, of stay-at-home days and new careers, children and grandchildren, 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.

Once again Lorna Landvik leaves you laughing and crying, as she reveals perhaps the greatest truth: that there is nothing like the saving grace of best friends.

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