Download Textbooks Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons By Lorna Landvik – Albawater.co

If you are a conservative Republican Baptist preacher because we all know how nasty Baptist preachers are, don t we Wink Wink and you enjoy reading books that cast every bad character as a conservative Republican Baptist preacher did I mention how wicked and evil Baptist preachers are you will love this book If you love stereotypes you will love this book If you are a liberal Democrat and you love reading books that belittle and make fun of anyone who disagrees with you conservatives If you are a conservative Republican Baptist preacher because we all know how nasty Baptist preachers are, don t we Wink Wink and you enjoy reading books that cast every bad character as a conservative Republican Baptist preacher did I mention how wicked and evil Baptist preachers are you will love this book If you love stereotypes you will love this book If you are a liberal Democrat and you love reading books that belittle and make fun of anyone who disagrees with you conservatives Republicans Baptist preachers those horrible preachers are evil and intolerant than you should enjoy this book If you consider yourself tolerant, but in reality you malign anyone whose opinion differs from yours, again, this will be a book you ll love Especially if you hate those narrow minded Baptist preachers If that s not enough to convince you to read this book, wait, there sIf you love line by line point of view changes, this book is for you If you love confusing tense changes, you ll have them in this book And, the thing that totally sold me on it, if you enjoy prose that switches from first person to third person, this is an absolute must read.At this point in my review, it s probably impossible to be fair, I m still trying to recover from my childhood I was raised by a Baptist preacher, after all, and there s not much hope for me, but I m trying but there were some great analogies in this One that sticks out a woman s breasts were overflowing her bikini like a bunt cake stuck in a muffin tin That was new to me, but then again, I don t harbor violent tendencies toward Baptist preachers, either The women of Freesia Court are 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 AHEB Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons , an unofficial club that becomes much 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 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 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 This book is about 5 neighbors who start a book club in the late 1960 s and the reader lives the next 30 years along with them Thank you, Mary, one of MY oldest friends in the sense that I ve known you 18 years who loaned me this book I loved it It made me realize how fast 30 years will fly by and to live in each moment with my family This is not a book I would have picked up on my own, most likely, yet I can say that it is probably one of my favorite novels I ve read in a long time This book is about 5 neighbors who start a book club in the late 1960 s and the reader lives the next 30 years along with them Thank you, Mary, one of MY oldest friends in the sense that I ve known you 18 years who loaned me this book I loved it It made me realize how fast 30 years will fly by and to live in each moment with my family This is not a book I would have picked up on my own, most likely, yet I can say that it is probably one of my favorite novels I ve read in a long time I related to this book in so many different ways from being a young child in the 1970 s remembering my mom s bridge clubsall the ladies of the neighborhood eating snacks and smokingbeing a mom of young kids myself now and relating to the things these housewives feel and experience, loving books and wanting to be part of something where you build true and lasting friendships, connecting with a character like Slip b c I, too, am short and have frizzy red hair and a wonderful husband, unlike the other Angry Housewiveshaving 2 boys and wondering WHAT IF one of them turned out gaywould I be like Faith This book was so nostalgic and I laughed out loud and cried A LOT It makes me want to be part of a book club like that, tooany takers There were wonderful elements to this book Some of the characters were quite moving and memorable I think often of the wife who wrote nasty notes and pinned them up in the bun her husband forced her to wear However, there were too many characters and the book spanned too much time There was a really special book within this maybe even two but it was drowned out in the bulk of it all and how the book moved too fast through time to really savor the characters The author truly had a gift There were wonderful elements to this book Some of the characters were quite moving and memorable I think often of the wife who wrote nasty notes and pinned them up in the bun her husband forced her to wear However, there were too many characters and the book spanned too much time There was a really special book within this maybe even two but it was drowned out in the bulk of it all and how the book moved too fast through time to really savor the characters The author truly had a gift in creating these characters but the themed decades detracted to me from the plot development I wish she had slowed down and just let us really get to know the characters, develop their voices in a smaller number of situations not the extreme length of time I think different editing would have taken this book really far The writing itself was excellent I have never been so happy to discover a scheduling conflict This was a book club selection, and I realized today that I can t make it to this book club meeting And while I did make it through the first 80 or so pages, I was dreading the discussion I couldn t think of anything nice to say.I won t give this a star rating it seems unfair to rate something that I didn t finish but I could tell right off the bat that this fell on the wrong side of my show vs tell meter The characters were I have never been so happy to discover a scheduling conflict This was a book club selection, and I realized today that I can t make it to this book club meeting And while I did make it through the first 80 or so pages, I was dreading the discussion I couldn t think of anything nice to say.I won t give this a star rating it seems unfair to rate something that I didn t finish but I could tell right off the bat that this fell on the wrong side of my show vs tell meter The characters were caricatures, and the writing was cliche ridden Examples The abusive husband who smiled a mirthless smile and a librarian whose braided bun and eyeglass rims were the color of a steel filing cabinet and a mixed race baby whose skin was the color of you can guess this one yup Coffee with cream.Add to that a series of events that read less like life andlike scenes from something on Lifetime Television for Women, and you ve got yourself a recipe for something that I m just not going to like The fact that Angry Housewives was set in a Minneapolis neighborhood near Minnehaha Park gave me high hopes That and the fact that it took place from 1968 1998 because this is a timeline that dovetails with my mother s adult life But it lacked a sense of setting Minnehaha Park was visited by the composer Dvorak I think and the poet Longfellow It has a charming stone pavillion, covered with trees, has the best sledding hill in town, has a spooky, stoney, ferny descent to the creek, w The fact that Angry Housewives was set in a Minneapolis neighborhood near Minnehaha Park gave me high hopes That and the fact that it took place from 1968 1998 because this is a timeline that dovetails with my mother s adult life But it lacked a sense of setting Minnehaha Park was visited by the composer Dvorak I think and the poet Longfellow It has a charming stone pavillion, covered with trees, has the best sledding hill in town, has a spooky, stoney, ferny descent to the creek, where you could watch the falls The stuff that dreams are made of And horror as children, we passed around urban legends of the bodies crushed by the falls A retiring journalist once regaled us about how he covered his first murder a woman s body was found at the bottom of the sledding hill with a dozen stab wounds in her back Though the women took many walks along the creek basin, the description of setting ends there They could have just as well been walking in a mall, across the desert, before a Scooby Doo backdrop And they lived in an older neighborhood, but I couldn t shake the image of a treeless, suburban cul de sac But, really, this is yet another novel about women growing up together You ve got your types, a la Sex in the City, or The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood, or Golden Girls It s not terrible, or unreadable But I finished it with the distinct feeling of de ja vu This book went on and on and on and on P I had a difficult time reading it I was unable to relate to any of the characters Kari was the only likeable personality, because she was simple, kind, and nurturing The other characters had serious personality defects Merit disgusted me with her habit of stuffing used tissue, q tips, and paper in her hairdo That was her way of getting back at her abusive husband, who had no idea she was doing this I nearly puked when she saved these items and then This book went on and on and on and on P I had a difficult time reading it I was unable to relate to any of the characters Kari was the only likeable personality, because she was simple, kind, and nurturing The other characters had serious personality defects Merit disgusted me with her habit of stuffing used tissue, q tips, and paper in her hairdo That was her way of getting back at her abusive husband, who had no idea she was doing this I nearly puked when she saved these items and then showed them to her second husband Yuck Was anyone else bothered by this The character who disturbed me the most was Faith I found her to be cold, jealous, and very controlling She refused to be honest with herself or her friends and family She was all about keeping up appearances If she could feel superior to any of her friends, then she felt better about herself Pg 218 She had been a little jazzed at the beginning of the feud, because it was exciting to have two good friends mad at each other What kind of friend enjoys the unhappiness of another Overall the book was tolerable I suppose I read this on the recomendation of my dental hygenist When I finished it I passed it on to my mom who LOVED it I think that might be the target audience here Women a generation or two older than me It s not that the book is bad it s just kind of predictable I found that was true with the other Lorna Landvik book I read as well I was able to see things coming from a mile away sigh Yet the writing was good enough that I never put the book down so I guess that s something Did I mentio I read this on the recomendation of my dental hygenist When I finished it I passed it on to my mom who LOVED it I think that might be the target audience here Women a generation or two older than me It s not that the book is bad it s just kind of predictable I found that was true with the other Lorna Landvik book I read as well I was able to see things coming from a mile away sigh Yet the writing was good enough that I never put the book down so I guess that s something Did I mention my mom loved it This is a great Book Club starter book It really got us going and shows how people from different backgrounds can really enjoy reading the same books Who knew that the Great American Novel would turn out to be by and for women and about BOOKS But it all makes sense when you think about it.This books spans the 60s to the 90s, and beneath the Aga Saga exterior beats a heart of history, anger, wonder, national issues making local lives miserable or better, and the general upheaval of family, friends and phobias.Vietnam, Eric Segal, Arthur Hailey, Erica Jong and all the who s of my parents generation, plus books I remember secreting to Who knew that the Great American Novel would turn out to be by and for women and about BOOKS But it all makes sense when you think about it.This books spans the 60s to the 90s, and beneath the Aga Saga exterior beats a heart of history, anger, wonder, national issues making local lives miserable or better, and the general upheaval of family, friends and phobias.Vietnam, Eric Segal, Arthur Hailey, Erica Jong and all the who s of my parents generation, plus books I remember secreting to bed in the 80s to find out what all the fuss was about they re part of what was happening here even if it wasn t very clear Great read, and not what one might expect I thought this was going to be a bubble gum for the brain easy bit of fluff A caveat be warned, male readers you may think it is as fluffy as dandelion seed in spring sunshine, but those are little pieces of the bomb that will explode your world, taking off on silk parachutes to connect with other minds In fact, and I m not male bashing here, you might not get it This might be a two layer book with two messages Or not I m basing that on a male friend s reaction, which was basically Did we read the same book, cause I thought this was boring sigh What s that quote from the professor in History Boys you suddenly come across something someone else has written that describes what you know and it s like a hand reaching out in the dark How pleasant