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Hot Flash Club, the (2003) [Novel]
by Nancy Thayer Rating: Weighted - 7.9 / Average - 8.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Meet Faye, Marilyn, Alice, and Shirley. Four women with skills, smarts, and secrets, all feeling over the hill and out of the race. But in a moment of delicious serendipity, they meet and realize they share more than raging hormones and lost dreams. Now as the Hot Flash Club, where the topics of motherhood, sex, and men are discussed with double servings of chocolate cake, they vow to help each other...and themselves.

Faye, the artist. A determinedly cheerful widow and connoisseur of control-top pantyhose, she's struggling with creative block and an empty, lonely house. Now she's got a tricky problem to bring to the club's table: how can they catch her perfect son-in-law cheating on her only daughter Laura?

Shirley, the healer. Though her yoga-slender body belies her years, decades of dating losers and the strain of being broke make her feel her age. Shirley has a secret dream: a wellness spa that nurtures body and soul. But first she needs to believe in herself, in her abilities, and in her friends at the club.

Marilyn, the brain. A paleontologist who has spent so many years looking at dried-up fossils, she's almost become one herself. Worried that her brilliant but nerdy son is about to marry the very wrong woman, she gets some help from the HFC, who transform her from a caterpillar to a butterfly, with amazing results.

Alice, the executive. Black and regal, she soared to the top of the corporate ladder. Now her shoes are murder on her arthritic back and the younger jackals are circling in for the kill. But as the inspiration behind the HFC, she's about to discover something extraordinary: contentment.

For Faye, Shirley, Marilyn, and Alice, the time has come to use it or lose it, be it their bodies, their brains, their spirits, and their sense of fun. Together they realize that they can have it all, perhaps for the first time in their lives. And though what sags may never rise again, feeling sexy has no expiration date, and best of all, with a little help from her friends, a woman can always start over...and never, ever, give up what matters most.

Original title: The Hot Flash Club
Original languages: English


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

Edition #1: Hot Flash Club

Hot Flash Club (2003)
Edition Details:

Language: English

  • "A delightfully quirky look at the pains and the passions of middle age...This humorously poignant tribute to women of a certain age has the potential to charm readers of all ages and both sexes." Booklist
  • "Nancy Thayer tackles her subject with gusto and infectious joie de vivre." Elizabeth Buchan, author of Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman
  • "The Hot Flash Club is a fun, fast-paced novel about four women discovering the joys of friendship. Warm, lively, wise, and as much fun as a girl's night out, The Hot Flash Club is sure to be a hit." Kristin Hannah, author of Between Sisters
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Manifested in:

Hot Flash Club (December 2003)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: New York
Publisher: Ballantine Books
ISBN: 9780345468628
Dimensions: 9.8 x 6.44 x 1.09 in
Pages: 336

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