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Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons

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ISBN13: 9780345442826
ISBN10: 0345442822
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From her sensational sleeper hit Patty Jane's House of Curl to her heartwarming novel Welcome to the Great Mysterious, Landvik has won the hearts of readers everywhere. Now she returns to her beloved, eccentric stomping ground of small-town Minnesota where a most eclectic, and engaging group of women share love, loss, and laughter.

Sometimes life is like a bad waiter — it serves you exactly what you don't want. The women of Freesia Court have come together at life's table, fully 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 AWEB — Angry Wives Eating Bon Bons — an unofficial "club" that becomes much more. It becomes a lifeline.

The five women each have a story of their own to tell. There's 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 doctor's 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 Claus's with a cold" who knows the greatest gifts appear after life's 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 years — through the swinging Sixties, the turbulent Seventies, the anything-goes Eighties, the nothing's-impossible Nineties — the 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.

Review:

"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." The Seattle Times

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"A thoroughly engaging chronicle of friendship and the substantive place it holds in women's lives." Anne LeClaire Author of Leaving Eden

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"Landvik's gift lies in bringing these familiar women to life with insight and humor." The Denver Post

Review:

"A guilty pleasure....This light, snappy read may be her best yet." Midwest Living magazine

Review:

"Honesty, humor, and profound emotion" BookStreet USA

Review:

"[A] delicious novel." Millbrook Round Table (NY)

Review:

"[F]inishing this book is like leaving five dear friends." BookPage

Review:

"Witty and wise...Landvik's ladies endure the best and worst of times together (and recommend some great reads along the way)." Booklist

Synopsis:

From her sensational sleeper hit Patty Jane's House of Curl to her heartwarming novel Welcome to the Great Mysterious, Landvik has won the hearts of readers everywhere. Now she returns to her beloved, eccentric stomping ground of small-town Minnesota where a most eclectic, and engaging group of women share love, loss, and laughter.

Synopsis:

The women of Freesia Court are convinced that there is nothing good coffee, delectable desserts, and a strong shoulder cant 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, theres 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 doctors wife with the face of an angel and the private hell of an abusive husband; Kari, a wise woman with a wonderful laugh who knows the greatest gifts appear after lifes fiercest storms; and finally, Slip, a tiny spitfire of a woman who isnt 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.

About the Author

Lorna Landvik is the bestselling author of Patty Jane's House of Curl, Your Oasis on Flame Lake, The Tall Pine Polka, and Welcome to the Great Mysterious. She is also an actor, playwright, and proud hockey mom.

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bookwoman51, December 2, 2012 (view all comments by bookwoman51)
It's 10 years old... my book group chose it anyway, looking for an easy December read. Well, I'm here to tell you that Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons is many things, but not that.
It all takes place in a neighborhood named Freesia Court over a 30 year period. It's about women, marriage, piano playing in the library, friendship, parenting, Woolworth's coffee dates, competition, trust and love. Enjoyable, absolutely; well-wriiten in so many ways; capturing the experiences of most women I know, while adding laugh-out-loud moments right alongside the need for a box of tissues. If you like to read (duh, you're at powells.com if you're reading this) or are in a book group or are a mother or... any number of possibilities present themselves, you might want to pick this up and settle in for a very good read.
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scoop, July 9, 2007 (view all comments by scoop)
Lorna Landvik has a very enjoyable writing style. I also liked "Oh My Stars". The women of AHEB are such an interesting collection, I think any reader will feel a connection to at least one of these wise, witty, & wonderful women!
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sdlitz, June 3, 2007 (view all comments by sdlitz)
This is a fun novel. Great for summer reading. The bonds of friendship she creates through the book club make you wish you lived on Freesia Court so you could join the club.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345442826
Author:
Landvik, Lorna
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Subject:
General
Subject:
Housewives
Subject:
Female friendship
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Ballantine Reader's Circle
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.01x5.22x1.01 in. .76 lbs.

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Product details 448 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345442826 Reviews:
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "A thoroughly engaging chronicle of friendship and the substantive place it holds in women's lives." Anne LeClaire Author of
"Review" by , "Landvik's gift lies in bringing these familiar women to life with insight and humor."
"Review" by , "A guilty pleasure....This light, snappy read may be her best yet."
"Review" by , "Honesty, humor, and profound emotion"
"Review" by , "[A] delicious novel."
"Review" by , "[F]inishing this book is like leaving five dear friends."
"Review" by , "Witty and wise...Landvik's ladies endure the best and worst of times together (and recommend some great reads along the way)."
"Synopsis" by , From her sensational sleeper hit Patty Jane's House of Curl to her heartwarming novel Welcome to the Great Mysterious, Landvik has won the hearts of readers everywhere. Now she returns to her beloved, eccentric stomping ground of small-town Minnesota where a most eclectic, and engaging group of women share love, loss, and laughter.
"Synopsis" by , The women of Freesia Court are convinced that there is nothing good coffee, delectable desserts, and a strong shoulder cant 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, theres 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 doctors wife with the face of an angel and the private hell of an abusive husband; Kari, a wise woman with a wonderful laugh who knows the greatest gifts appear after lifes fiercest storms; and finally, Slip, a tiny spitfire of a woman who isnt 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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