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Contemporary fiction, published in 2008, I believe loose description of plot is womanizing husband meets his comeuppance by contracting terminal disease. Worn to a shadow caring for him, his faithful but bitter wife says, hey, wait a minute---and she starts going thru his black book and calling his old girlfriends and telling them they played---now it's time to pay! And they do---they come to help nurse him. Does anyone know the title of this book? I only read a review of it and it really caught my imagination..... TIA!
The book is "My Husband's Sweethearts" by Bridget Asher. Below is the Barnes & Noble review, and here's the book on B&N http://search.barnesandnoble.com/My-Husbands-Sweethearts/Bridget-Asher/e/9780385341905/?itm=2
When Lucy discovered that her charming, cheating husband was dying, she came home, opened up his little black book, and decided she wasn’t going through this alone. After all, Artie’s sweethearts were there for the good times—is it fair that Lucy should have to manage the hard times herself? In this wise, wickedly funny new novel, Lucy dials up the women in Artie’s black book and invites them for one last visit. The last thing she expects is that any will actually show up.
Faced with the imminent death of her charming, cheating and estranged husband Artie, Lucy Shoreman decides to call the names in his little black book and invite the ladies to his Philadelphia home to say a final farewell. For her part, 30-ish Lucy, who's 18 years Artie's junior, can't decide whether she loves or hates the man, while her much-married mother insists he deserves forgiveness. As a broad spectrum of his ex-lovers arrives, including a surprised mother-and-daughter duo and a troubled young woman Lucy takes under her wing, Artie's previously undisclosed and estranged grown son, John, shows up and seems as wickedly appealing as Dad. Asher, a pen name of prolific author Julianna Baggott, takes the edge off her sharply drawn characters with a succession of familiar sentiments. But flashes of wit and a parade of memorable women keep pages turning as Lucy grows increasingly and endearingly confused about her feelings toward Artie, John and the rest. (Aug.)
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