The Future Homemakers of America

The Future Homemakers of America

by Laurie Graham
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The Future Homemakers of America by Laurie Graham

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780446550192
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 11/15/2008
Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 612,502
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Laurie Graham is the author of 8 novels. ‘The Ten O'Clock Horses’, was shortlisted for the Encore Award and dramatized for Radio 4, as was ‘Perfect Meringues’. Later titles are The ‘Dress Circle’, ‘Dog Days’, ‘Glenn Miller Nights’, ‘The Future Homemakers of America’, ‘The Unfortunates’, ’Gone with the Windsors’ and ‘Mr Starlight’, which was shortlisted for the Saga Wit Award. Her latest novel, ‘The Importance of Being Kennedy’ was published in 2007.

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Future Homemakers of America 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was compelling and while it was not a thriller type book it was extremely entertaining. Anyone with their 'roots' so to speak -- in the 50's or 60's would enjoy it. A great find when you want to get away from the usual romance (predictable stuff) or the courtroom killer stuff!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The title attracted me as a newlywed so I gave it a shot. It was a wonderful story of air force wives who live on a base together and grow together. It is a simple story told and you will find yourself attached to all the wives and curious as to how everyone will turn out. A page turner! Must read!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I found this book so enjoyable. I read it in just a few short days when it usually takes me a few short weeks to finish a book. The short chapters just flow so well into the others. You really want to keep reading to find out what happens to the women as they get older. I gave it four stars instead of five because there was a sort of predictability in parts of the story. I felt the author foreshadowed just a little too much sometimes. Other than that it was a delightful read!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this on my honeymoon and have since been loaning it out to all of my own girlfriends!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book and could relate to all of the characters in some way or another. This book was somewhat slow to start but once I got into it I couldn't put it down. Being a "dependent wife" at one time in my life like the characters in this book, I found it to accurately portray the connection & unlikely friendships of those in the same situation.
harstan More than 1 year ago
In 1952, the 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 Russkies at bay. Five Americans (Betty Gillis, Lois Moon, Gayle Jackson, Audrey Rudman, and Peggy 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 six 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 separate ways, their friendship remains in tact. They share the elation of triumphs and the agony of defeats. Divorce, death, and chidlren not in that order enter the equation, but the sextet stays in touch as they age differently. Though the tale starts extremely slow so that the six key characters can be distinguished from one another, once the tale soars it never lands until the ending. In many ways each protagonist represents a stereotype of western women during the latter half of the twentieth century, but author Laurie Graham never allows any of her stars to linger too long in one shell without maturing or smoothly metamorphosing. This turns the novel into a delightful look at ¿You¿ve Come a Long Way Baby¿ that will provide pleasure to the baby booming past FUTURE HOMEMAKERS OF AMERICA Harriet Klausner
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great read! Watching the friendship of these six friends change as their lives and familes evolved kept me reading into the late hours. A wonderful story of friendship and the evolution of each woman thru the 1960's, 70's, 80's and 90's.