Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons

Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons

eBook - 2004
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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.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, c2004, c2003
Edition: 1st trade pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780345472090
Characteristics: viii, 417 p. ; 20 cm


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The most eclectic, and engaging group of women you'll ever meet share love, loss, and laughter. Sometimes life is like a bad waiter--it serves you exactly what youdon'twant. The women of Freesia Court have come together at life's table, fully convinced that there is nothing good coffee, delectabl... Read More »

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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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