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Devils in the Sugar Shop

3.25  ·  Rating details ·  89 ratings  ·  18 reviews
A failed erotic novelist; a hostess of prim sex-toy parties; an artist and a bookshop owner pursued by a demented if harmless stalker; wives, lovers, twin sisters, daughters—all members of the artsy crowd in Omaha, try to hold their families, friendships and personal lives together as they face damaged and broken marriages, and mid-life crises during one whirlwind day that ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Unbridled Books
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Oct 01, 2020 rated it liked it
Fun to read about locations down the street in my town. Not fun to read another book by a man about women who think only about men and looking pretty.
Terry Mark
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
I've enjoyed all of Timothy Schaffert's other books and saw this and realised it was something a bit different compared to his others and sounded like a bit of fun and it certainly was. ...more
Jenine Young
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction, fluff
I enjoyed the characters and the interplay. The ending was a bit ho hum, but overall enjoyed it for a 'fluff' book. ...more
Paula Kramer
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was ok
I thought this was a very shallow book. A lot like Desperate Housewives without the humor. Wouldn't recommend it although it is a short read. Read it for a book club. Who picked this one anyway? ...more
Jan 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
The Old Market section of Omaha serves as the bohemian center of Schaffert's diverting third novel. Ashley Allyson teaches erotic writing workshops, but doesn't realize that her husband, Troy (who edits an alternative weekly, The Omaha Street), is cheating on her with her student, Peach. Peach is one the two 20-something identical twins who run the local bookstore, Mermaids Singing; the other, Plum, has a yen for Tucker, a tallish tattooed dwarf photographer who photographs his impressive genita ...more
Mary Kay
Sep 07, 2008 rated it liked it
This is a quirky little book set in Omaha, of all places. It involves a woman who teaches an erotic writing for women class, her friend who has made a fortune selling sex toys at home parties, another friend who teaches art, two sisters named Peach & Plum who own a bookshop, & their husbands & children, all of whom are decidedly NOT like anyone I know.
Jun 22, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: bookclub
Let's see. Three stars is that I liked it and 4 stars is that I really liked it. I'm not sure! I read it very quickly and it kept my interest, which I think is actually a good thing. It was entertaining and strange and I think that it will be a good book to create spicy dialog at our next book club meeting! ...more
Jan 08, 2008 rated it liked it
Book club pick - another Omaha writer. It surprised us that a guy could write about women like that. Enjoyed the landmarks in Omaha, fiction or not. Also met the author at a book signing. Nice young man.
Jul 27, 2009 added it
Shelves: couldn-t-finish
I got this because it was set in Omaha. Supposed chick lit for the over 30 crowd it fell short of being interesting. The most interesting part was the description of the cover art which is a movie poster from 1960's(?) Poland where it's an art form. ...more
Nancy H
Dec 18, 2013 rated it liked it
This chick-lit book is an interesting look at a group of ladies, all of whom have issues, and who interact with each other, not always in good ways, regarding their lives, their sexualities, their sexual partners, and more.
Jan 31, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Do yourself and favor and read ANYTHING by Timothy. Funny, prescient, smart.
Aug 26, 2010 rated it did not like it
This "book" was so stupid. ...more
Jun 01, 2009 rated it liked it
I Liked it! Overall it was entertaining. Very modern book. What I liked most about the read was that the story occured over a few days. The characters were very identifiable.
Apr 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
The book was very funny... but it was a flat, shallow story filled with vulgarity and characters that didn't develop in any way. ...more
Mike Zickar
Apr 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Well-written, enjoyable, a farce. And fairly forgettable as well!
Oct 27, 2008 rated it it was ok
Jul 23, 2012 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: I passsed it on to my book group.
Recommended to Dee by: I don't remember
I'm not sure where I saw the title, but it sounded interesting. ...more
Jan 20, 2009 rated it did not like it
THis book was whole heartedly reccomended to me, and I love erotica, but i must say, I really do not see the appeal.
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Author of five novels: The Swan Gondola, The Coffins of Little Hope, Devils in the Sugar Shop, The Singing and Dancing Daughters of God, and The Phantom Limbs of the Rollow Sisters. Director of the (downtown) omaha lit fest. Contributing editor, Fairy Tale Review. Assistant Professor in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln creative writing program.

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