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Hot Flashes (1987) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Hot Flashes captures a unique era through its portrayal of four unforgettable women: Sukie, Joanne, Elaine, Diana. Their dreams were a mirror of an America in transition, reflecting a turbulent time. Born when FDR was president, teenagers in the fifties when sex was a sin, young women in the turbulent '60s, they now have children as old as they were when JFK was shot, Vietnam began and Movements and Liberation swept them into a new age. And their lives are changing yet again.

It's a hot, humid summer in Washington, D.C., and Sukie, the best and brightest of the group, has suddenly died. As the three friends gather for her funeral, they discover themselves again, and a Sukie they never knew. For they find her private journal, a diary so intimate, so explosive, they can bear to read only bits at a time. The insights of Sukie's diary, her passion and pain, are shattering, yet bring the three closer than they've been in years. And as their men arrive, brilliant, incendiary flashes begin.

It is a weekend of drama, challenge and revelation. These strong, sexually vibrant women discover what it is they want, fight for what they need, the friendship of women, the love of a man of their own, and, perhaps most importantly of all, a sense of meaning to what has happened, and still will happen, to the women of their time.

Original title: Hot Flashes
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionWomen's FictionFeminist
FictionGeneral FictionMidlife Crises, Journeys Of Discovery

Edition #1: Hot Flashes

Hot Flashes (1987)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "Barbara Raskin has written the story of my life, my friends' lives, indeed, of a whole generation of women. A brilliant book full of grace, humor, anger and compassion, Hot Flashes generates both heat and light. I was profoundly moved." Freda Bright, author of Decisions and Infidelities
  • "Read it! This fierce, raunchy, hilarious and moving book is the Fear of Flying for the '80s." Judith Viorst, author of Necessary Losses
  • "Hot Flashes is hot stuff. Regardless of your age or sex, this book will hit you like a medicine ball to the gut." Rita Mae Brown, author of Rubyfruit Jungle
  • "This book strikes with searing truths about life and love that no one ever dared tell you. Raskin delivers a hot flash from the soul." Alexandra Penney, author of How to Make Love to a Man
  • "A lovely, long reprise of a generation and an era. Our mothers and our daughters may be shocked by Hot Flashes, but this is the way it was." Jane O'Reilly, author of The Girl I Left Behind
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Hot Flashes (1987)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 0321010400
Pages: 376

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