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ON STRIKE FOR CHRISTMAS
by Sheila Roberts

Genre: Mainstream, General Mainstream Fiction

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Roberts' witty and effervescently funny holiday novel will warm hearts. Realistic characters populate the pages of this captivating story, which is a great escape from holiday hustle and bustle.

In the town of Holly, some of the members of the Stitch 'n Bitch knitting club have decided to teach their husbands a lesson. Led by Joy, one of the club's older members, the women have collectively decided to go on strike, forcing their husbands to provide all of the holiday preparations.

As the men get together to complain, the women remain steadfast in their strike efforts. But Carol, a knitting club member whose husband and son are both deceased, thinks the women should be thankful for their husbands and hectic lives. And when Jerri, another knitting club member, suffers from the ill effects of chemotherapy, the women unite to support their friend. (ST. MARTIN'S GRIFFIN, Nov., 352 pp., $13.95)

Reviewed By: Sheri Melnick

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

Published: November 2007

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