Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons

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Random House Publishing Group, Feb 3, 2004 - Fiction - 448 pages
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From her sensational sleeper hit Patty Jane’s 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 you’ll ever meet 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.

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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Outstanding book!

User Review  - decalgal64 - Overstock.com

What a great book! I totally identified with this book! The book follows a neighorhood of friends from their young adult years thru their retirement years. Definitely a womans book but a wonderful book to read. All baby boomers would appreciate this Read full review

Great story about life and the bond between women

User Review  - cecilia - Borders

This book was great. It is a great story about life and the bond that women of all walks of life can share and have in common. The story is written in such a way that you instantly feel like you are part of this circle of friends. Its one of those stories that would be a great movie! Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
11
Section 3
82
Section 4
91
Section 5
102
Section 6
109
Section 7
117
Section 8
125
Section 19
256
Section 20
265
Section 21
279
Section 22
287
Section 23
295
Section 24
302
Section 25
323
Section 26
331

Section 9
155
Section 10
163
Section 11
168
Section 12
197
Section 13
210
Section 14
216
Section 15
225
Section 16
235
Section 17
238
Section 18
250
Section 27
340
Section 28
360
Section 29
367
Section 30
372
Section 31
390
Section 32
397
Section 33
407
Section 34
415
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About the author (2004)

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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