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Hissy Fit : A Novel
by Mary Kay Andrews

Published: 2009-10-13
Kindle Edition : 464 pages
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"Andrews is at her best in this thoroughly satisfying story with the right blend of mystery, romance, and sharply funny writing." --Orlando Sentinel

Whether it’s a mystery, sassy women’s fiction, or a combination of the two, New York Times bestseller Mary Kay Andrews always gives her ...

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"Andrews is at her best in this thoroughly satisfying story with the right blend of mystery, romance, and sharply funny writing." --Orlando Sentinel

Whether it’s a mystery, sassy women’s fiction, or a combination of the two, New York Times bestseller Mary Kay Andrews always gives her fans a read to remember. And now she’s throwing a Hissy Fit, in the best possible sense. A delicious tale of revenge and renovation, Hissy Fit tells of a wronged spitfire who’s determined to see that the no-good lowdown, lying, cheating varmint of an ex-fiancé who ruined her life and her business gets the comeuppance he so richly deserves…even as she struggles to revitalize a broken-down antebellum mansion for a hunky, if slightly odd, local businessman. If you like the novels of Fannie Flagg, Jennifer Crusie, Adriana Trigiani, and Emily Giffin, or are a devoted follower of Rebecca Wells or Jill Conner Browne’s Sweet Potato Queens, then Mary Kay’s Hissy Fit is not to be missed.

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Chapter One
If it had not been for my fiance's alcoholic cousin Mookie I feel quite sure that my daddy would still be a member in good standing at the Oconee Hills Country Club. But Mookie can't drink hard liquor. She can drink beer and wine all day and all night and not bat an eyelash, but give her a mai-tai or, God forbid, a margarita, and you are asking for trouble. ... view entire excerpt...

Discussion Questions

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1. What do you think of Keeley's reaction to her fiance's behavior at their engagement party? Does she do the right thing? How would you react in a similar situation?

2. Do you find it surprising that Will Mahoney is so determined to impress a woman he's never met? Why?

3. Is the picture that Mary Kay Andrews paints of life and business in a small town a realistic one?

4. When Keeley gets underneath the facades of some people she's known all her life, what does she discover? What does this novel say about how well we ever really know each other?

5. What part do antiques play in this story? Are Keeley's questions about her own past reflected in her search for enduring old furnishings and her wish to create beautiful homes for her clients?

6. Do you feel any sympathy for A.J.? Does he get the comeuppance he deserves? Does Stephanie?

7. What secrets does Keeley unearth in her search to find out about her mother's disappearance?

8. The novel, which begins with a broken engagement, ends with a wedding. Is the identity of the happy couple a surprise?

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  "Great Fun"by Catrina T. (see profile) 11/05/11

This was a fun book to read. A little predictable, but enjoyed every minute of it. Lots of laughs with this one!

  "Hissy Fit"by Wendy M. (see profile) 02/11/11

Hilarious! Keeley throws a southern "hissy fit" after catching her fiance and best friend together the night of their wedding rehearsal; leaving her to deal with the back lash of her "hissy fit" and making... (read more)

  "Unicorns in the Meadow?"by Melinda H. (see profile) 07/30/10

Our book club enjoyed our time with Keely, William, Stephanie, and Erwin.

  "Hissy Fit: A Novel"by Sally P. (see profile) 02/02/10

I felt as if I were on the front porch, sipping a mint julep, watching Keeley and Will.

  "Hissy Fit: A Novel"by HEATHER D. (see profile) 10/05/09

this is such a fun read...I couldn't stop reading it and I laughed so many times!!!

  "This was a fun read!"by Michelle H. (see profile) 07/25/06

I really enjoyed this book. It was a light read, but not dumbed down. I am looking forward to reading other books by this author. The characters were well thought out. Although I would ha... (read more)

  "Light fun reading"by Marie S. (see profile) 07/20/06

This was a cute and fun read that entertained. My only disappointment was the ending which I felt was rushed. I will definitely read other books from this author.

  "Great Summer Read"by April V. (see profile) 07/19/06

Our book club first read, Itty Bitty Lies by Mary Kay Andrews and decided to try Hissy Fit. It was a great collection of funny moments that made me laugh out loud, especially when Stephanie was introduced.... (read more)

  "a fun read"by margot c. (see profile) 07/19/06

I enjoyed this book so much that I bought and read Mary Kay Andrews other books (which were also entertaining). This is a fun, light read. The characters are entertaining and Southern. I like the fact... (read more)

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