Book Club as Salvation

Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik

From the subgenre that features a group of female friends, each representing a certain female archetype… (I love such books!) Pick out who you are: the outsider (Faith), the rebel (Audrey), the spritely tomboy (Slip), the quiet one with the terrible secret (Merit), or the mother figure (Kari). These ladies reside in a cozy neighborhood in the Twin Cities area, and they all gather together each month for their book club. But between book club meetings, life happens (with a vengeance, in some cases). And they’re there for one another as their lives take turns they would never have expected. I listened to this book on audio, and I was sad – actually sad – when the last word was spoken. These gals are good company.