Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons - Lorna Landvik

Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons

By Lorna Landvik

  • Release Date: 2003-03-04
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 73 Ratings

Description

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.

From the Hardcover edition.

Reviews

  • Angry Housewives Eating BonBons

    5
    By Mamma patty
    Loved this book!!! Recommend it.
  • Angry housewives

    4
    By Perky too
    This is not the "great American novel", but it is an entertaining read. Told with several voices, different women, bonding together over many years. It is a little bit like a soap opera, but never the less an enjoyable easy read....more fun if you belong to a book club.
  • Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons

    4
    By always miniQ
    The book, with many characters over a thirty year time frame really kept it and you together. Growing with the characters made the reader feel part of the story, as if the reader was a member of the book club as well.. I liked it and will refer it.

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