Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

'American Housewife' Depicts Uproarious Picture of Wifedom

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

'American Housewife' Depicts Uproarious Picture of Wifedom

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An organized kidnapping mission rescues beauty pageant escapees. A neighborly feud draws blood. A dying wife secures a brassiere around the chest of her opponent.

In her collection of short stories highlighting the women who manage (and at times destroy) the home fronts, author Helen Ellis takes readers into the unexpected corners of wifedom in "American Housewife." The 12 compact tales are delightfully dark and leave readers always rooting for the housewife, no matter how twisted her plots.

From a reality show to a getaway car to a Manhattan penthouse, each setting provides a unique space in which these women can truly shine and scheme. While most of the stories will make you laugh, others will make you cackle while double-checking your locks. …

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