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Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons

(2003)
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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 wholooks 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.

Genre: General Fiction

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March 2005 : UK Hardback

Title: Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
Author(s): Lorna Landvik
ISBN: 1-84395-635-7 / 978-1-84395-635-8 (UK edition)
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February 2004 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
Author(s): L Landvik
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June 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Angry Housewives: Eating Bon Bons
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March 2003 : USA Hardback
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Title: Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
Author(s): Lorna Landvik
ISBN: 0-345-43882-5 / 978-0-345-43882-9 (USA edition)
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March 2005 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons: A Novel
Author(s): Lorna Landvik
ISBN: 0-345-47569-0 / 978-0-345-47569-5 (USA edition)
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Title: Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
Author(s): Lorna Landvik
ISBN: 0-553-81641-1 / 978-0-553-81641-9 (USA edition)
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February 2004 : USA Paperback
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Title: Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Author(s): Lorna Landvik
ISBN: 0-345-44282-2 / 978-0-345-44282-6 (USA edition)
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2004 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
Author(s): Lorna Landvik
ISBN: 1-4025-6254-3 / 978-1-4025-6254-9 (USA edition)
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2004 : USA Audio CD

Title: Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons: A Novel
Author(s): Lorna Landvik
ISBN: 1-4025-7533-5 / 978-1-4025-7533-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Title: Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons
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Title: Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons: A Novel (Ballantine Reader's Circle)
Author(s): Lorna Landvik
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