• Anna-Roisin Ullman-Smith

American Housewife, by Helen Ellis

Helen Ellis will leave you fits with this brilliantly explored collection of short stories covering the lives of different American women.


A fantastic collection of well-presented and wonderfully crafted stories you can easily loose yourself in these brief glimpses into the lives of these women. The characters are fantastic, and Ellis’s writing style leaves you feeling like you’re listening to stories being told by a favourite and much loved aunt while she sips Champaign and fiddles with an elaborate dresses hem line.


From the blurb:


They smoke their eyes and paint their lips. They channel Beyoncé while doing household chores. They drown their sorrows with Chanel No. 5 and host book clubs where chardonnay trumps Charles Dickens. They redecorate. And they are quietly capable of kidnapping, breaking and entering, and murder. These women know the rules of a well-lived life: replace your tights every winter, listen to erotic audio books while you scrub the bathroom floor, serve what you want to eat at your dinner parties, and accept it: you’re too old to have more than one drink and sleep through the night.”


You cannot escape the brilliance that is Helen Ellis in this collection and it’ll leave you looking out for her name in every book store.


We Give American Housewife Four Stars.






ISBN - 978-1-4711-5379-2 Hardback Cover Price - £12.99 Available as an eBook

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