The Hot Flash Club

The Hot Flash Club

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From the bestselling author ofBetween Husbands and FriendsandAn Act of Lovecomes a wise, wonderful, and delightfully witty "coming of age" novel about four intrepid women who discover themselves as they were truly meant to be: passionate, alive, and ready to face the best years of their lives. Meet Faye, Marilyn, Alice, and Shirley. Four women with skills, smarts, and secrets--all feeling over the hill and out of the race. But in a moment of delicious serendipity, they meet and realize they share more than raging hormones and lost dreams. Now as the Hot Flash Club, where the topics of motherhood, sex, and men are discussed with double servings of chocolate cake, they vow to help each other . . . and themselves. Faye, the artist. A determinedly cheerful widow and connoisseur of control-top pantyhose, she's struggling with creative block and an empty, lonely house. Now she's got a tricky problem to bring to the club's table: how can they catch her perfect son-in-law cheating on her only daughter Laura? Shirley, the healer. Though her yoga-slender body belie her years, decades of dating losers and the strain of being broke make herfeelher age. Shirley has a secret dream: a wellness spa that nurtures body and soul. But first she needs to believe in herself, in her abilities, and in her friends at the club. Marilyn, the brain. A paleontologist who has spent so many years looking at dried-up fossils, she's almost become one herself. Worried that her brilliant but nerdy son is about to marry theverywrong woman, she gets some help from the HFC, who transform her from a caterpillar to a butterfly, with amazing results. Alice, the executive. Black and regal, she soared to the top of the corporate ladder. Now her shoes are murder on her arthritic back and the younger jackals are circling in for the kill. But as the inspiration behind the HFC, she's about to discover something extraordinary: contentment. For Faye, Shirley, Marilyn, and Alice, the time has come to use it or lose it--be it their bodies, their brains, their spirits, and their sense of fun. Together they realize that theycanhave it all, perhaps for the first time in their lives. And though what sags may never rise again, feeling sexy has no expiration date-- and best of all, with a little help from her friends, a woman can always start over . . . and never, ever, give up what matters most.
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 2003
ISBN: 9780375433559
Branch Call Number: LP F THAYER
Characteristics: 518 p. (large print) ; 25 cm


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Jun 04, 2016

This was almost really good. Some parts were terrific and some of the one-liners made me laugh out loud, however a lot of the sub-plots left me wilted, in particularly the ending. The "gals" are just about to touch on something special then it is glossed over.

Sep 24, 2012

One of the best books I've read in a very long time. Every woman needs to consider it. Very really what happens to us and the body. Has great humour is very funny at times and sad. The saddest part is realizing that women need women friends cause they understand what you're going through. This most often happens once we're single again. Take note younger women we aren't much without our girlfriends. I'm now reading the second in the series.

afscully Jun 26, 2011

Fun book. I could really relate to these characters and some of the situations.


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