Friends of the Library Book Club

The Friends of the Princeton Public Library Book Club is reading Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik. Join them on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. to be part of the discussion; everyone is invited to join the group!
Landvik makes her contribution to the female-friends-sharing-life’s-ups-and-downs genre with this saga of suburban Minneapolis housewives who form a book discussion group and found a friendship that spans 30 years. So dysfunctional and dramatic are their lives, so witty and wise are these women, Landvik could just as easily have titled the book Divine Secrets of the Uffda Sisterhood. Thrown together by a harsh winter storm, the women band together to weather the emotional upheavals such long-lasting friendships are bound to encounter. There’s fearful Faith, burdened by a secret past; meek Merit, whose marriage harbors secrets literally too painful to reveal; audacious Audrey, whose sexual appetites are far from secret; sassy Slip, protesting social injustices great and small; and kindhearted Kari, a widow longing for someone to end her loneliness. While the group’s book selections often mirror what’s happening in their lives or the world around them, Landvik’s ladies endure the best and worst of times together (and recommend some great reads along the way). (Booklist review by Carol Haggas; Copyright © American Library Association.)

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