Devils in the Sugar Shop


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$14.95  $13.75
Unbridled Books
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5.54 X 8.22 X 0.77 inches | 0.01 pounds
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"Think "Sex and the City." Now make the city...Omaha...setting aside, can a novel still be called chick lit if (a) it's written by a guy and (b) most of the chicks in question are in their late 30's to early 40's and not especially interested in shoes? When the characters spend as much time as these do searching for love, sipping cocktails and seeking comfort in one another's company, the answer is yes, though Schaffert's version of it is a good deal smarter and funnier than most of the disposable volumes cluttering up this genre's walk-in closet."--The New York Times Book Review

"In his first two novels --"The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters" and "The Singing and Dancing Daughters of God" -- Timothy Schaffert used outrageous situations and quirky characters to seriously explore the complexity of personal ties that survive against all odds. In "Devils in the Sugar Shop," he succeeds again.... will perpetuate his reputation as an insightful and gifted author."--The Lincoln Journal-Star

"[A] wonderfully offbeat and surprisingly original novel... a hilarious and smart tale that begs for a sequel. And maybe even a Showtime series."--IN Los Angeles Magazine

"Schaffert has a good eye for the myriad ways we allow ourselves not to see our complicity in the difficulties of relationships, whether sexual or parental, and he's able to mine this with good humor and wit."

"This novel of desire, longing, love, and enduring friendship is like an expensive box of chocolates: each silken morsel is luscious and approvingly decadent, and with every bite you don't necessarily know what you're going to get."--Library Journal, starred review

"Sugar Shop is essentially a comedy of errors; it's all about who knows what when, and who else is trying to prevent them from sharing that information with so and so. Schaffert writes with precision and charm, and does Omaha some serious justice."--Time Out Chicago

"Novelist Timothy Schaffert's Devils in the Sugar Shop (Unbridled), stocked with stiff cocktails, drag queens, and sexcapades, is as delectably campy as its title suggests."--Out Magazine