Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons

by Lorna Landvik | Women's Fiction |
ISBN: 0553816411 Global Overview for this book
Registered by retromonkey of Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on 1/29/2007
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Journal Entry 1 by retromonkey from Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire United Kingdom on Monday, January 29, 2007
Synopsis
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 that 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 AHEB (Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons) - an unofficial club that becomes a lifeline. The five women each have a story to tell. There's Faith, the newcomer, a housewife and mother who harbours a terrible secret; big, beautiful Audrey, the resident sex queen who knows that with good posture and attitude you can get away with anything; Merit, the shy doctor's 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, activist and adventurer, a tiny spitfire 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 Seventles, the anything-goes Eighties, the nothing's-impossible Nineties, to the present day - they take the plunge into the chaos that inevitably comes to those with the temerity to stay alive and kicking.

Released 12 yrs ago (2/17/2007 UTC) at controlled release in controlled release, a controlled release -- Controlled Releases

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Thanks for the trade Kleptokitty. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 3 by Kleptokitty on Wednesday, March 28, 2007
I´ve been away from home for a couple of weeks, so finding this on the doormat amoungst all the bills on my return was a really nice treat. Thankyou! I´ll admit that I chose it on the strength of the name alone, but it does look like I´ll enjoy it.

Journal Entry 4 by Kleptokitty on Friday, April 27, 2007
When I picked this up & discovered that it was yet another book about book clubs, my decision to choose it on title alone seemed rather daft! I´m currently half way through, and although this is only an interim journal entry, I have to say that I´m really rather enjoying it.

Journal Entry 5 by Kleptokitty on Wednesday, May 02, 2007
OK, this wasn´t the most exciting book I´ve ever read, but it kept me engrossed for a few hours and even brought a tear to my eye. I tend to find these books featuring close groups of female friends a bit cloying, probably because I don´t have any relationships like that myself, but this one somehow passed the sentimentality test.

Until I find an alternative home for it, I´ll be keeping this one in our guest accommodation as my books find allot of (sadly unjournalled) readers that way.

Journal Entry 6 by Kleptokitty at n/a in n/a, By Post -- Controlled Releases on Friday, May 11, 2007

Released 12 yrs ago (5/11/2007 UTC) at n/a in n/a, By Post -- Controlled Releases

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I love being able to keep books moving! This one is crossing borders again & is now on it´s way to Yinny in Rotterdam.

Journal Entry 7 by Yinny from Capelle aan den IJssel, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Thank you very much for this book, Kleptokitty! The title is very intriguing...

Journal Entry 8 by Yinny from Capelle aan den IJssel, Zuid-Holland Netherlands on Tuesday, September 02, 2008
A very nice book about a group of women who become close friends. And being together in a bookclub as well!
I have to agree with Kleptokitty that the story is not much, but enough for a few enjoyable hours.

Released 10 yrs ago (10/5/2008 UTC) at Minimeeting Syls place in Nieuwerkerk aan den IJssel, Zuid-Holland Netherlands

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Let's see if this book can find another Bookcrosser...

Journal Entry 10 by Hellehond from Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Sunday, October 05, 2008
Meegenomen van de meeting bij SylS, 5/10/2008

Journal Entry 11 by Hellehond at Utrecht, Utrecht Netherlands on Sunday, August 01, 2010
I really liked this novel. Maybe it ísn't great literature, maybe it's nature is somewhat 'seventies', but it was very enjoyable to read.

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