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The Red Hat Club
The Red Hat Club
Author: Haywood Smith
Meet Georgia, SuSu, Teeny, Diane, and Linda--five women who've been best friends through thirty years since high school. Sit in when they don their red hats and purple outfits to join Atlanta's Ladies Who Lunch for a delicious monthly serving of racy jokes, iced tea and chicken salad, baskets of sweet rolls, the latest Buckhead gossip, and most ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312316938
ISBN-10: 0312316933
Publication Date: 9/2003
Pages: 336
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.

3.6 stars, based on 54 ratings
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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achadamaia avatar reviewed The Red Hat Club on + 48 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
This is the story of a group of school friends now in middle age. They rally round a member when she fears her husband is cheating on her.

The characters are likable and real. The plot is well constructed. It slips from present to past with ease. Smith has serious themes, but her style is also quite funny. I laughed out loud a couple of times.

This book is really entertaining!
meowysmiles avatar reviewed The Red Hat Club on + 140 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
~A heartwarming story with a lovely touch of comedy to show you what the "Red Hat Ladies" are about. It will make you laugh and cry.
RoyalCatwoman avatar reviewed The Red Hat Club on + 278 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
We didn't start out as Red Hats. We started out in the late '60s as mademoiselles, self-proclaimed creme de la creme of Atlanta's North Side High, Dike's High, Westminster and Lovett, full of ourselves and drunk with the power of our blooming sexuality and good looks," says Georgia Baker, the first-person narrator of Smith's (Queen Bee of the Mimosa Branch, etc.) cozy tribute to the South and womanhood in general. Still full of themselves but now older and wiser, Georgia, Teeny, Linda, Diane and SuSu meet once a month, wearing purple clothes and (what else?) red hats. When Diane discovers that her husband has a mistress, a condo and hidden funds, she seeks her friends' help to bring him down. Meanwhile, Georgia grapples with memories of her first love and the reality of her stale marriage, and Teeny reevaluates her conviction to stay with her abusive, womanizing husband. The women's trials are familiar, but Smith's incisive wit and awareness of her setting, coupled with Darlow's dynamic, Southern-accented delivery and skill at creating distinct character voices-from SuSu's husky, smoke-roughened voice to the righteous, prissy voice of Georgia's conscience-will make listeners feel like an honorary member of the club.
reviewed The Red Hat Club on + 109 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
can't wait to read the next one. June
reviewed The Red Hat Club on + 58 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
If you are a Red Hatter this a book for you. If you
aren't you will still enjoy this story about the
Red Hat ladies and their doings.

You have to love these ladies and how they support and love one another.
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reviewed The Red Hat Club on + 3 more book reviews
Although the title makes this book seem dated (Red Hat Clubs have been around a long time), the story line is timeless. Jilted wives who won't take it any more - they decide to fight back. Their investigations and negotiations make for a funny plot and there are just enough southernisms by this Atlanta author to keep a reader happy.
bookdeejay avatar reviewed The Red Hat Club on + 132 more book reviews
A crazy group of women if ever there were. So human.
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An enjoyable read.
Vicky C.


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