Hi, Tiffany! Oh, this sounds like a great book! I have a friend who is a Red Hatter, and while I'm not in that particular age group yet, she talked me into going to a Christmas festival a couple of weeks ago with one of the local chapters. They were a hoot! And since I'm not 50, I had to wear a pink hat and a lavender sweater. Thanks God I look okay in lavender! <Smile> Anyway, this looks really cute! Judging by the synopsis, it looks like the only current category for it is Literature And Fiction. I'll check to see if anyone has grabbed it yet. Take care! Jana ----- Original Message ----- From: Tiffany H. Jessen To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, December 29, 2004 2:07 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] easy validation I have already edited this book pretty well, but it can possibly use a quick look-over. More importantly, or really primarily, the validater needs to decide which bookshare category to place it in. The Red hat Club, by Haywood Smith. The book jacket follows below. Tiff Join a group of irrepressible women who belong to the Red Hat Club, in this sassy novel from the author of Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch Meet Georgia, SuSu, Teeny, Diane, and Linda-five women who've been best friends through thirty years since high school. Whenever they get the chance, they don their red hats and purple outfits for a delicious monthly serving of racy jokes, iced tea and chicken salad, baskets of sweet rolls, the latest Buckhead gossip, and-most of all- lively support and caring through the ups and downs of their lives. When Diane discovers her banker husband has a condo (with mistress) that he bought with their retirement funds, the Red Hats swing into action and plot to hang him with his own rope in a story that serves up laughter, friendship, revenge, high school memories, long-lost loves, a suburban dominatrix, and plenty of white wine and junk food. Spanning the 1960s through the present, The Red Hat Club is a funny, unforgettable novel that shows the power women can find when they accept and support one another.