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The Future Homemakers of America by Laurie…

The Future Homemakers of America

by Laurie Graham

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  LynneQuan | Oct 22, 2017 |
Love this book like I love all of her books. The characters were great - the story was corny and sweet but the women characters showed such strength and resilience. 4.5/5

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In 1952, six women meet at the US Drampton Air Force Base in rural Norfolk, England. The sextet of military wives have in common husbands flying F-84s to keep the Ruskies at bay. Five Americans (Betty Gillis, Lois Moon, Gayle Jackson, Audrey Rudman and Betty Dewey) and the native (Kath Pharoah) are bored with nothing to do and frightened that their spouse might not make it home this time. In their respective hometowns these females would not give any of the others the time of day, but here at Drampton a bond of friendship forms.
Over the next four decades, though they each go their seperate ways, their friendship remains intact. They share the elation of triumphs and the agony of defeats. Divorce, death and children not in that order enter the equation, but the sextet stays in touch as they age differently. ( )
  mazda502001 | Jul 25, 2016 |
Laurie Graham writes a great book! Set during the 1950's a story of 4 women, their friendship, their lives, their laughs and their struggles. At times this story had me laughing out loud, at other's I couldn't put it down because all I wanted was find out what happened. These women came right out off the page for me. If you like a story about everyday life in it's full blown glory, read this book. ( )
  Fliss88 | Jan 30, 2011 |
Well drawn characters and lots of fun to read. Set in 1950s UK & US, moving on to the present day. ( )
  Tifi | Jun 21, 2010 |
What did it mean to be a homemaker in the fifties? What does it mean now? A quick read. Felt very true to this reader who spent a little time in the fifties herself. Recommended. ( )
  debnance | Jan 29, 2010 |
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In the tradition of "Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood, " this moving novel, filled with warmth, wit, and wisdom, is about a group of women who discover--over the course of 40 turbulent years--the nature of true friendship.

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American girls from the American Air Force base in the Norfolk fens meet Kath Pharoah, a tough but warm Englishwoman. They begin a friendship that lasts forty years.

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