I didn't enjoy this book near as much as some of Lorna Landvik's other titles. Written in 5 voices (the 5 main characters), which I think was too much because their points of view weren't real clear to me. With every page turn, I kept waiting for the story to get better...it never happened.
I like this author, when i first read "Angry Housewives eating Bon Bons", I knew i would have read all of Landvik's books. This book surpised me, there were some unexpected events that kept me turning the pages.
Each chapter of this book is being told by a different character, and it takes us through what is going on in each of their lives, and how they feel. It was better than I expected, after I got started. Not a bad read, not as boring as I thought it was going to be at first.
best friends fast approaching forty in the small minnesota town of frlame lake. devera and BIDI were recently voted "Least changed" at their 20 yr school reunion. each craves a change in her life.devera wants a break from her humdrum marriage and bidi longs to connect with her distant 14 yr old daughter. so when devera's husband decides to fulfill his dream of opening a nightclub in his basement= your oasis on flme lake arrives not a moment too soon. an unexpected crisis throws both families into chaos, forcing them to take stock of their lives and learn the power of forgiveness.
from the back cover:
Best friends fast approaching 40 in the small MN town of Flame Lake,Devera & BiDi were recently voted "Least Changed" at the 20th H.S. reunion-a label neither one finds very appealing. For each craves a change in her life...
Best friends fast approaching forty in the small Minnesota town of Flame Lake, Devera and BiDi were recently voted "least changed" at their twentieth high school reunion---a label neither one finds very appealing. For each craves a change in her life: Devera desires a break from her humdrum marital routine; BiDi longs to connect with her distant fourteen-year-old daughter, the only girl on the high school hockey team---not to mention to jump-start a sex drive stuck in neutral. So when Devera's husband decides to fulfill his long time dream of opening a nightclub in his basement, Your Oasis on Flame Lake arrives not a moment too soon. Nothing fancy, it's just a BYOB joint to hang out in, sing, dance, tell jokes, and be yourself. But then an unexpected crisis throws both families into chaos, forcing them all to take stock of their lives---and learn the power of forgiveness.