Hadley Park Branch Library is closed Saturday, October 19.

Angry housewives eating bon bons: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
5 star
 
(2)
4 star
 
(0)
3 star
 
(2)
2 star
 
(0)
1 star
 
(0)
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
"A lively story as delectable as a five-pound box of chocolates . . . a thoroughly engaging chronicle of friendship and the substantive place it holds in women's lives."—Anne D. LeClaire, author of Leaving EdenThe women of Freesia Court are convinced that there is nothing good coffee, delicious desserts, and a strong shoulder can't 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, there's 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 doctor's shy 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 that the greatest gifts appear after life's fiercest storms; and finally, Slip, a tiny spitfire of a woman who isn't 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."It is impossible not to get caught up in the lives of the book group members. . . . Landvik's gift lies in bringing these familiar women to life with insight and humor."—The Denver Post"A guilty pleasure . . . This light, snappy read may be [Landvik's] best yet."—Midwest Living
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
ISBN:
9780345475695
9780345472090
9780345442826
9780345438829
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 3ed9a8d3-22d5-2a39-a008-1e62d5e59260
Grouping Title angry housewives eating bon bons
Grouping Author landvik lorna
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-10-14 22:44:44PM
Last Indexed 2019-10-14 20:54:30PM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Lorna Landvik
author_display Landvik, Lorna
available_at_catalog Main Kids
Main Library
collection_catalog Fiction
detailed_location_catalog Main Library - Adult Fiction
display_description "A lively story as delectable as a five-pound box of chocolates . . . a thoroughly engaging chronicle of friendship and the substantive place it holds in women's lives."—Anne D. LeClaire, author of Leaving Eden

The women of Freesia Court are convinced that there is nothing good coffee, delicious desserts, and a strong shoulder can't 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, there's 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 doctor's shy 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 that the greatest gifts appear after life's fiercest storms; and finally, Slip, a tiny spitfire of a woman who isn't 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.
"It is impossible not to get caught up in the lives of the book group members. . . . Landvik's gift lies in bringing these familiar women to life with insight and humor."—The Denver Post
"A guilty pleasure . . . This light, snappy read may be [Landvik's] best yet."—Midwest Living
format_catalog Book
eBook
format_category_catalog Books
eBook
id 3ed9a8d3-22d5-2a39-a008-1e62d5e59260
isbn 9780345438829
9780345442826
9780345472090
9780345475695
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:ea630cb9-239a-44ac-8692-58d841dbfd9f -1 Online OverDrive Collection Online OverDrive eBook eBook 1 false true OverDrive Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read Available Online
ils:CARL0000196435 35192047492479 Main Library - Adult Fiction Fiction Landvik 1 false false On Shelf MN
itype_catalog
Book
last_indexed 2019-10-15T01:54:30.559Z
lexile_score -1
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog Fiction Landvik
owning_library_catalog Nashville Public Library
owning_location_catalog Main Kids
Main Library
primary_isbn 9780345475695
publishDate 2003
2004
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:ea630cb9-239a-44ac-8692-58d841dbfd9f eBook eBook English Random House Publishing Group 2004
ils:CARL0000196435 Book Books 1st ed. English Ballantine Books, 2003. 404 p. ; 24 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:ea630cb9-239a-44ac-8692-58d841dbfd9f -1 Available Online Available Online false true true false false false
ils:CARL0000196435 35192047492479 On Shelf On Shelf false true true false false true
subject_facet Women -- Fiction
title_display Angry housewives eating bon bons
title_full Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons A Novel
Angry housewives eating bon bons / Lorna Landvik
title_short Angry housewives eating bon bons
title_sub A Novel
topic_facet Fiction
Literature
Women