WOMEN ON THE EDGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKTHROUGH

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Sharpe's latest is filled with laughter and dark humor as the women of Kettle, Wis., unite to find happiness in their unfulfilling lives. These desperate housewives of America's heartland are funny, empowered women certain to win the hearts of readers of all ages.

Vivian Harcourt returns to her hometown after being acquitted of the murder of her longtime New York lover, Ed. She reacquaints herself with former friend Erin Hall, a childless woman who has been physically and mentally abused by her husband. Vivian also befriends Sarah, a seemingly perfect wife and mother who has grown weary of her staid married life. As Vivian helps Erin and Sarah break out of their dreary existences, she becomes persona non grata in Kettle. Vivian must learn to overcome her past as she hopes for a future with her new love, Mike. (Avon, Feb., 400 pp., $13.95)
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Sheri Melnick