Chick Lit and Other Fiction
March 25, 2011
Book: Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons by Lorna Landvik
Reason chosen: Fits The Theme for March: Group of Women
This book was suggested by another member of the group. I was not sure about
this selection because Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons had such a negative
connotation. So I picked up this book with little optimism.
The story begins with the author introducing us to Faith. She has some
skeletons in her closet that she is so afraid of anyone even her own family
finding out about. She is the newest addition to Freesia Court. Her husband
Wade is a pilot and she is the mother of two small twins. She meets the other
ladies of the group in a snowball fight one evening when the power goes out in
the neighborhood. The other ladies are:
Merit who is married to Eric a doctor. Merit comes from a very strict
background. She is the shy one of the group but truly grows during her time
with them. She eventually has three children with Eric before their marriage
ends. The support of the group was of great benefit to her.
Next is Audrey who is married to Paul and lives across the street from Merit.
Audrey is very aware of her body. She can’t help but put the word sex into
almost every conversation or book club selection she made. Audrey is known for
her loose parenting skills with her children and her promiscuity with men. I
liked the growth of this character and where she ends up at the end of the
Third is Slip. She is the shortest member of the group with the loudest voice.
Slip becomes known for her political activism. She is very strong minded and
holds a grudge easily. She also will fight for her friends.
Finally is Kari the widower. She lost her husband prior to meeting the women.
She also has always wanted a baby which she gets from her niece Mary Jo. Kari
is the older wiser women of the group but not afraid to have fun either.
I liked this book but agreed with some of my comrades that this book is meant
for a different group of women. The book takes place from the 1960s-1998.