Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons: A Novel

Book Cover
Average Rating
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 Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
ISBN:
9780345472090
9781402575334
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID779f4fb4-eae7-00a6-2c93-071b49cc0fca
Grouping Titleangry housewives eating bon bons
Grouping Authorlorna landvik
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2020-10-30 15:16:39PM
Last Indexed2020-10-30 15:18:20PM
Novelist Primary ISBN9781402575334

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorLorna Landvik
author_displayLandvik, Lorna
available_at_auroraTallyn's Reach
detailed_location_auroraTallyn's Reach
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_auroraBook on CD
eBook
format_category_auroraAudio Books
eBook
id779f4fb4-eae7-00a6-2c93-071b49cc0fca
isbn9780345472090
9781402575334
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
overdrive:ea630cb9-239a-44ac-8692-58d841dbfd9f-1Online OverDrive CollectionOnline OverDriveeBookeBook1falsetrueOverDriveAdobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive ReadChecked Out
ils:.b15624134.i19986592Tallyn's ReachCOMPACT DISC Landvik, L.1falsefalseAvailableJan 02, 2020tlrav
itype_auroraAudiobook CD
last_indexed2020-10-30T21:18:20.939Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullFiction
local_callnumber_auroraCOMPACT DISC Landvik, L.
owning_library_auroraAurora Public Library
owning_location_auroraTallyn's Reach
primary_isbn9780345472090
publishDate2004
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical Description
overdrive:ea630cb9-239a-44ac-8692-58d841dbfd9feBookeBookEnglishRandom House Publishing Group2004
ils:.b15624134Book on CDAudio BooksEnglishRecorded Books, p2004.16 sound discs (19 hr., 15 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_aurora
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
overdrive:ea630cb9-239a-44ac-8692-58d841dbfd9f-1Checked OutChecked Outfalsefalsetruefalsefalsefalse
ils:.b15624134.i19986592On ShelfAvailablefalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue0, 1, 3, 20, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11
subject_facetAudiobooks
Book clubs (Discussion groups) -- Fiction
DIGITAL COMPACT DISC
Domestic fiction
Female friendship -- Fiction
Housewives -- Fiction
Minnesota -- Fiction
title_displayAngry Housewives Eating Bon Bons A Novel
title_fullAngry Housewives Eating Bon Bons A Novel
Angry housewives eating bon bons / by Lorna Landvik
title_shortAngry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
title_subA Novel
topic_facetBook clubs (Discussion groups)
Female friendship
Fiction
Housewives
Literature