By Lorna Landvik
The ladies of Freesia courtroom are confident that there's not anything sturdy espresso, delectable truffles, and a powerful shoulder can’t repair. Laughter is the glue that holds them together—the beginning of a ebook workforce they name AHEB (Angry Housewives consuming Bon Bons), an unofficial “club” that turns into even more. It turns into a lifeline. maintaining on via 40 eventful years, there’s religion, a lonely mom of twins who harbors a bad mystery that has condemned her to dwelling a lie; huge, attractive Audrey, the resident intercourse queen who is aware that with reliable posture and an angle you may get away with whatever; benefit, the shy doctor’s spouse with the face of an angel and the non-public hell of an abusive husband; Kari, a sensible lady with a superb snigger who is aware the best presents seem after life’s fiercest storms; and at last, Slip, a tiny spitfire of a lady who isn’t afraid to appear hassle immediately within the eye.
This stalwart crew of pals depicts a unique slice of yank existence, of stay-at-home days and new careers, of youngsters and grandchildren, of daring beginnings and moment probabilities, during which the facility of forgiveness, knowing, and the superbly timed chortle healthy is the CPR that mends damaged hearts and shattered desires.
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Not that Kari, like much of her generation, dismissed the whole peace/hippie movement out of hand; no, she had been shaped as a liberal thinker by her Norwegian immigrant parents, North Dakota farmers, who had been instrumental in organizing the Democratic Farmer/Labor Party. ” she asked Mary Jo as they had pie and coffee after their fabric search. The long dangly earrings her niece wore jingled as she laughed. “Well, of course I am,” said Mary Jo, who was honest with her aunt in a way she wasn’t with her own mother.
I’m Jo,” I said, putting my dibs in first. “I want to be Jo,” said Kari. “You’re Meg,” said Audrey. ” “But Beth dies,” said Merit. ” Audrey shook her head. “You’re the sweet one. Beth was the sweet one. Therefore you’re Beth. ” “If I’m Marmee,” said Slip, “then that makes you Amy. Spoiled, blond, selfish . ” Audrey returned Slip’s smile with one of her own. ” “I don’t want to be Beth,” said Merit softly. We bickered a few minutes over who was most like what character—hardly the only time we’d argued about a book—and then Slip asked if anyone had a quarter.
Jerry McMahon was a research scientist in the meteorology department of the University of Minnesota, a man who found delight in dew points and barometric pressure as well as the really exciting weather that his native Minnesota brewed up—blizzards and severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. ” “I know what I’m talking about,” Jerry said, approaching her after class. ” “I’m on my way to a lecture,” said Slip, “by a nuclear power proponent. Wanna come? ” Always a big believer in social change, Slip was already out of school and a mother by the time the Vietnam War made college protest practically a credit, but she returned to campus regularly to march in picket lines, to sit in sit-ins, to pass out flyers.