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Erlanger Branch ELLIS H (Text) 33126020405944 Adult Fiction Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch ELLIS H (Text) 33126020405936 Core Collection Available -
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  • ISBN: 0385541031
  • ISBN: 9780385541039
  • Physical Description: 188 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2016.

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Formatted Contents Note: What I do all day -- The wainscoting war -- Dumpster diving with the stars -- Southern lady code -- Hello! Welcome to the book club -- The fitter -- How to be a grown-ass lady -- How to be a patron of the arts -- Dead doormen -- Pageant protection -- Take it from cats -- My novel is brought to you by the good people at Tampax.
Summary, etc.: Meet the women of American Housewife: they wear lipstick, pearls, and sunscreen, even when it's cloudy. They casserole. They pinwheel. They pump the salad spinner like it's a CPR dummy. And then they kill a party crasher, carefully stepping around the body to pull cookies out of the oven. These twelve irresistible stories take us from a haunted prewar Manhattan apartment building to the set of a rigged reality television show, from the unique initiation ritual of a book club to the getaway car of a pageant princess on the lam, from the gallery opening of a tinfoil artist to the fitting room of a legendary lingerie shop. Vicious, fresh, and nutty as a poisoned Goo Goo Cluster, American Housewife is an uproarious, pointed commentary on womanhood. --Publisher
Subject: Short stories, American
Revenge Fiction
Femininity Fiction
Women Fiction

  • Library Journal Reviews : LJ Reviews 2015 December #1

    Professional poker player and author (Eating the Cheshire Cat) Ellis's latest is a collection of delightful short stories that turn the stereotypical housewife ideal on its head. Each one centers on the trials and tribulations of a particular housewife, whether she is hunting for yard sale treasures on reality television, conversing with the dead in her haunted luxury apartment, or literally battling neighbors over the decor of a hallway common area. Many of the characters are writers launching comebacks, or those coming to peace with their lack of writing while embracing a twist on domesticity. VERDICT Each story is lively and active. The hilarity of each premise will pull in readers, and the twists will keep them glued to the pages. Anyone who has ever contemplated having a drawer specifically for glitter or has felt awkwardly settled into the domestic life will appreciate this not-to-be-missed collection.—Mara Dabrishus, Ursuline Coll. Lib., Pepper Pike, OH

    [Page 97]. (c) Copyright 2016 Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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