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When Marshall VanDahmm’s wife, Violet, married four times previously, informs him that she’s divorcing him, he promptly falls apart. She refuses to offer a reason for the divorce, and Marshall is utterly confused. Out of anger and desperation, he decides to seek out one of Violet’s exes, Costa Pavlos, with whom he’s convinced she’s been having an affair. Despite a rocky ...more
Paperback, 257 pages
Published December 3rd 2013 by Soft Skull Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Yvette
Jan 12, 2014 Yvette rated it really liked it
Shelves: first-reads
In Violet’s Wake is a rollicking good-time of a book. A road-trip/support group/”buddy film” type book full of male bonding and fighting and a whole lot of swearing. And while the ending is not wholly unpredictable, it has good “pay-off.”

Husbands 2 – 5 are very diverse characters. The relationships they build are interesting to observe, as they are initially based on the commonalities of being left by Violet, and having felt they were continually compared to husband #1, “dead Winston,” and the h
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Connie
Hilarious! I received this book, free, in a Goodread's First Read's Giveaway. Thank You! This novel is full of laughter, heartbreak, cussing and lots of surprises! Violet has to be some kind of woman. The kind of woman that "...could use you and make you feel like she was doing you a favor at the same time." Violet provokes her 5 ex-husbands to join together and take a road trip to warn, Jake, potential husband # 7 to run for his life! What happens next is hilarious! Great story!
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May 28, 2014 Sharon rated it liked it
An easy read that I just enjoyed. Don't know if guys would ever really do this but the premise was entertaining.
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Dorky, but I had to see how it ended.
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Unique storyline.
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Humorous, a little predictable but over all a good summer day read
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Robin Devereaux-Nelson is a free-lance, technical and fiction writer, film maker and artist living in Mid-Michigan. She has written for Health and Healing Magazine, 360 Main Street, Demand Media, Hubpages and the SoWell Review. Devereaux-Nelson was 2011 award-winner in the Liberal Arts Network and Development (LAND) Contest for short fiction and poetry, winner of the Renker Foundation Writing ...more
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