Hot Flash Club Series by Nancy ThayerThis coming-of-age series is about four women with skills, smarts and secrets as they hit some of the best years of their lives. The main characters include Faye the artist , Shirley the healer , Marilyn the brain and Alice the exec. The Hot Flash Club series began in with the title novel. Shop Worldwide: Amazon. Hoping to stumble upon a new author or series? You can click these links and be sent to a random series or a random author. Is our listing on the left missing a book or two?
Milford Town Library presents: Nancy Thayer "Nantucket Notes"
Hot Flash Club Series
A chance meeting at a cocktail party brings four Boston-area women in their 50s and 60s together to found the titular club, in which they confess their woes and plot to help one another. Recovering alcoholic and perennial hippie Shirley, a talented masseuse, unknots workaholic Alice, who clues Shirley on how to dress for success, craft a business plan and establish her dream spa—retreat. Brilliant and lovable, but a "dowdy academic," Marilyn botches her attempt to save Alice's high-power job but rediscovers her sexuality after the Club revamps her wardrobe and loses her insufferable husband, Theodore. Faye, a widow and blocked painter, solves a locked-room mystery while sleuthing on behalf of Marilyn and also discovers her inner art therapist. Thayer dutifully lays down her threads and weaves them into a busy plot. She bluntly and repeatedly tackles the physical consequences of menopause: hip spread "a confetti of cellulite" , flabby midsections "like having a sleeping puppy lying on a pillow in her lap, except that when she stood up, the puppy, pillow and lap remained" and hair loss but "you can get a wig for your pubic hair
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