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ISBN13: 9780553384758
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Bestselling author Kris Radish delves deeply into the emotions of five very different women who are thrown together by chance—only to discover that they have more in common than they ever could have imagined.

 

Holly Blandeen has always cherished the story her grandmother told her about the thread that connects all women, tying them forever in sisterhood. It’s a beautiful idea, but with all the curveballs life has thrown her way, Holly has often felt isolated, different from other women. That starts to change when she meets four strangers in an airport and they agree to share a luxury hotel suite because a powerful spring storm is barreling across the country, stranding travelers from California to Florida. What begins as a spur-of-the-moment decision becomes an unlikely, unexpected, and sometimes reluctant exercise in female bonding, as these five exceptional women—each at a crossroads—swap stories, share secrets, and seek answers to the questions they’ve been asking about life, love, and the path to true happiness. A storm may have grounded them for the moment, but after this wild adventure in which anything can and does happen, they’ll never have to fly solo again. 

 

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"In Radish's unsatisfying latest (after Searching for Paradise in Parker, PA), five women meet, bond, and overcome personal troubles. The women meet in a Tampa, Fla., airport bathroom as a giant storm shuts down the airport. The women decide to make the best of the delay and wait it out in a luxury hotel suite. In the process, they collide with a convention of parapsychics, a sex offender on the loose, and serious personal struggles. Still, the power of sisterhood wins out in the end and the strangers become bosom buddies. Radish's writing is convoluted ('This soft and fast-moving moment is as uncomfortable to her as almost anything hard she has ever done'), and the far-fetched plot is bogged down with hokey twists — dark secrets, undercover agents, and mystical powers. Only Radish's die-hard fans might manage to engage. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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When the weather strands five women in an airport, a spur-of-the-moment decision to wait it out in a luxury suite leads to fast friendship, unexpected connections, and unforgettable fun.

About the Author

Kris Radish, author of six novels, now lives in the San Francisco Bay area, where she is at work on her new novel, which Bantam will publish in 2010.

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islander12, August 14, 2012 (view all comments by islander12)
Good summer reading. A motley crew of women end up spending a few days in a hotel suite in florida due to airport closures, and they become friends. They cook and confess and commiserate and although some of the plot turns are a little unrealistic, it is women bonding! Estrogen forever. And they evolve, and plan to meet again.
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megksmi, September 10, 2010 (view all comments by megksmi)
I liked this book a lot more than I originally thought I would. This is the story of 5 women who meet in an airport restroom and form a bond over the following 4 days. They didn't always get along and they didn't always like each other, but in the end, they formed a wonderful bond.

This is a wonderful story of womanhood, strength, companionship, and adventure. It's not just a fluff-filled women knitting and drinking tea story. There is a surprisingly exciting adventure that I don't want to give away.

Toward the end of the story I thought it was dragging on a bit and I was waiting for the last page. However, at the very end, everything came together very nicely and I was happy with the ending.

One thing I did not like was the cover. I think the women riding down stair railings is very cheesy and has nothing to do with the story at all. If I had seen this book at the bookstore, I would not have even picked it up based on the cover and the title (I received it as a gift).
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780553384758
Author:
Radish, Kris
Publisher:
Bantam
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8 x 5.1 x .72 in .5625 lb

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Product details 336 pages Bantam - English 9780553384758 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In Radish's unsatisfying latest (after Searching for Paradise in Parker, PA), five women meet, bond, and overcome personal troubles. The women meet in a Tampa, Fla., airport bathroom as a giant storm shuts down the airport. The women decide to make the best of the delay and wait it out in a luxury hotel suite. In the process, they collide with a convention of parapsychics, a sex offender on the loose, and serious personal struggles. Still, the power of sisterhood wins out in the end and the strangers become bosom buddies. Radish's writing is convoluted ('This soft and fast-moving moment is as uncomfortable to her as almost anything hard she has ever done'), and the far-fetched plot is bogged down with hokey twists — dark secrets, undercover agents, and mystical powers. Only Radish's die-hard fans might manage to engage. (June)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , When the weather strands five women in an airport, a spur-of-the-moment decision to wait it out in a luxury suite leads to fast friendship, unexpected connections, and unforgettable fun.
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