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Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction
Buckley uses good storytelling along with funny, distinctive characters and snappy dialogue to give readers a candid look at the experience of self-discovery.
Vonda Kay Thayer has just turned the big 5-0, and after catching her husband of 30 years cheating on her, she decides it's time for a change. However, before she can act, she's suddenly saddled with the addition of her pregnant daughter and ailing father-in-law to an already crazy household that includes two spoiled younger daughters and her cantankerous mother-in-law. As a nasty hurricane blows through town, it's Vonda who holds the family together through it all. Once the storm passes, a much different Vonda emerges. (BERKLEY, Dec., 320 pp., $14.00)
Reviewed By: Melanie E. Bates
Published: December 2008