Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons is a book about a group of five women who are neighbors. Their friendships develop and deepen as they participate in a book club with each other. The book follows these women over the span of several decades, revealing dark pasts, an abusive spouse, parenting, etc. The women’s friendships with one another draw in their families so that their spouses and children become friends, too, by default. The book shows how a book club causes a ripple effect in their relationships.
The book is what you would expect from a book about friendships and was fun to read. The theme of the book is nothing new (see Jane Austen Book Club), but that doesn’t diminish its entertainment value. It is somewhat sappy and predictable, but it leaves you with a content, after-school special feeling.