THE HOT FLASH CLUB
The Hot Flash Club is a powerful novel about women everywhere, no matter what their age, and how uplifting it is to have close friends.
The four women spend a lot of time talking over chocolate cake, and their very real conversations deal with serious subjects like sex, friendship and love in a very candid, "Golden Girls" type way.
These women are an inspiring group. Faye is an artist who stops taking hormones after discovering they are toxic. Shirley is a masseuse who dreams of more but cannot afford her vision. Marilyn is a scientist who worries that her son Teddy's fiancée likes his money more than Teddy. And Alice, a vice president in her company, wants to keep from losing her job to a younger woman.
They each agree to help each other, forming the Hot Flash Club.
(Jan., 320 pp., $21.95)