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The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue
The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue
Author: Barbara Samuel
Trudy Marino never expected her life to turn out perfectly. But at forty-six, she was content with what she did have: her caring husband Rick . . . twenty-plus happy years raising three accomplished kids . . . and a lovely house in the artistic, vibrantly diverse town of Pueblo, New Mexico. But a heartbreaking discovery and a suddenly shattered ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780345445698
ISBN-10: 0345445694
Publication Date: 2/3/2004
Pages: 336
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3.4 stars, based on 22 ratings
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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I had a really hard time with the women in this story. It would have been nice if one of them actually had some fire or even anger. But no, they were just depressingly pathetic doormats(And maybe too similar?). I couldn't sympathize with them at all. Out of all the characters, I ended up liking Shannelle the most because she did things. Actually, that wasn't true. I think I liked Annie the best. At least she spoke her mind and had a little spirit. But seriously 1/3 through the book I was alternating between killing myself or throwing the book against the wall with frustration. And when the "good" parts happen, they weren't that great.

I actually thought the writing flowed very poorly. It was very slow at some points and jumped around in others. I have read one of Samuel's short story and was intrigued enough to search out one of her novel. But now I'm not sure that was such a good idea. This one was a drag for me.
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After I got into this I really liked the way the author treated the subject of divorce and being widowed. All the women realize their dreams and each have a different story. Really nice book for women.