There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell: A Novel of Sewer Pipes, Pageant Queens, and Big Trouble
The first novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club is a rollicking tale of small-town peculiarity, dark secrets, and one extraordinary beauty pageant.When her husband is offered a post at a small university, Maye is only too happy to pack up and... show more
The first novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Idiot Girls’ Action-Adventure Club is a rollicking tale of small-town peculiarity, dark secrets, and one extraordinary beauty pageant.When her husband is offered a post at a small university, Maye is only too happy to pack up and leave the relentless Phoenix heat for the lush green quietude of Spaulding, Washington. While she loves the odd little town, there is one thing she didn’t anticipate: just how heartbreaking it would be leaving her friends behind. And when you’re a childless thirtysomething freelance writer who works at home, making new friends can be quite a challenge.After a series of false starts nearly gets her exiled from town, Maye decides that her last chance to connect with her new neighbors is to enter the annual Sewer Pipe Queen Pageant, a kooky but dead-serious local tradition open to contestants of all ages and genders. Aided by a deranged former pageant queen with one eyebrow, Maye doesn’t just make a splash, she uncovers a sinister mystery that has haunted the town for decades.“[Laurie Notaro] may be the funniest writer in this solar system.”–The Miami Herald
Publish date: May 29th 2007
Pages no: 302
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Womens Fiction
, Chick Lit
I had high hopes for this book, having read a positive magazine review - the overall hilarity I expected just wasn't there.
Review of the BookI have often seen books by Ms Notaro reviewed both here on GR and on Amazon, as well as in the library, but I had never actually picked one up. But all I can say now is what the heck have I been missing by not reading her. Since this is her first novel and the rest of her writing...
This was a very light, funny and entertaining book. It was just what I needed after some of the books I had been readding. I recommend this for anyone that just needs to laugh a little bit! It was laugh out loud funny throughout the book.