The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue

The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue

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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 marriage now has Trudy looking back on the choices she didna€™t makea€”and where she might go from here. Struggling to pick up the pieces, Trudy finds support from a quirky, eclectic group of friends and neighborsa€”her goddesses of Kitchen Avenuea€”all of whom are trying in their own unique ways to navigate lifea€™s little surprises. Therea€™s Jade, a fiery social worker whoa€™s finding unexpected strength to deal with her a€œplayera€ ex-husband, thanks to a most unorthodox passion; Jadea€™s grandmother, Roberta, who has just lost her husband of sixty-two yearsa€”and through memory and piercing grief wonders what to do with the rest of her life; Shannelle, Trudya€™s young neighbor and an aspiring writer, determined to realize her talent despite formidable obstacles . . . including the husband whoa€™s afraid her success will be his loss; and Angel, a young, quietly-knowing photographer who makes Trudy uncover a sensuality she never knewa€”even as he tries to get over the one love he can never really forget. As Trudy faces her future, she discovers that figuring out what to let go and what to keep is just as difficult as moving on. As she weighs what she and Rick still share against new possibilities, shea€™ll surprise everyonea€” including herselfa€”as she tries to reconcile the best of both. From an acclaimed voice in fiction, this is a wry, beguiling, heartfelt, and warmly wise novel about second chances, unexpected choices, and the dreams that we all hunger to fulfill. From the Hardcover edition.Do I wish he was going to be there dressed up as a vampire and making love to me afterward? Yes. Can I live ... They say a language shapes a persona#39;s mouth, and I wonder if Spanish somehow makes for generosity of lips. At that moment, Ianbsp;...

Title:The Goddesses of Kitchen Avenue
Author:Barbara Samuel
Publisher:Ballantine Books - 2011-09-14


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