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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 didn’t make—and where she might go from here.

Struggling to pick up the pieces, Trudy finds support from a quirky, eclectic group of friends and neighbors—her goddesses of Kitchen Avenue—all of whom are trying in their own unique ways to navigate life’s little surprises. There’s Jade, a fiery social worker who’s finding unexpected strength to deal with her “player” ex-husband, thanks to a most unorthodox passion; Jade’s grandmother, Roberta, who has just lost her husband of sixty-two years—and through memory and piercing grief wonders what to do with the rest of her life; Shannelle, Trudy’s young neighbor and an aspiring writer, determined to realize her talent despite formidable obstacles…including the husband who’s afraid her success will be his loss; and Angel, a young, quietly-knowing photographer who makes Trudy uncover a sensuality she never knew—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, she’ll surprise everyone— including herself—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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heather | 1/21/2011

    " I really liked this one...finding myself reading about women who are not much older than I but have grown children - mid-life crisis? hmmmm? I haven't even had a kid yet! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Cindy | 9/13/2010

    " I'd read this book once before - enjoyed it just as much this time :) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dianne | 7/8/2010

    " I liked this book. A big relationship book. Good characters and a pretty good ending to it. Thumbs up. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Carol | 5/6/2009

    " Language and graphic sex. This book was good because it is about 4 women being strong, doing things that are hard and without support from their families. But they have each other and inner strength and they come through. This is my favorit theme.

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