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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 03/07/2014
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Hildy Good has reached that dangerous time in a woman's life - middle-aged and divorced, she is an oddity in her small but privileged town. But Hildy isn't one for self-pity and instead meets the world with a wry smile, a dark wit and a glass or two of Pinot Noir. When her two earnest grown-up children stage an 'intervention' and pack Hildy off to an addiction centre, she thinks all this fuss is ridiculous. After all, why shouldn't she enjoy a drink now and then?But we start to see another side to Hildy Good, and to her life's greatest passion. Soon, a cluster of secrets become dangerously entwined, with devastating consequences...

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781782393221
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 216 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm
Edition: Main


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Ann Leary's The Good House creates a one-of-a-kind character in Hildy Good...By the end you'll be flipping pages, trying desperately to piece together what happened as much as the narrator is doing herself. -- Jodi Picoult
Leary writes with humour and insight, revealing both the pure pleasure of drinking and the lies and justifications of alcoholism... The result is a layered and complex portrait of a woman struggling with addiction, in a town where no secret stays secret for long. -- J. Courtney Sullivan * New York Times Book Review *
So alive, I swear the pages of this wickedly funny and moving novel are breathing. -- Caroline Leavitt
Fresh, sharp and masterfully told, Hildy's tale is as intoxicating as it is sobering. * People Magazine *
One of the best works of Massachusetts fiction in recent memory. * Boston Magazine *

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“The Story of an Alcoholic”

This the story of an alcoholic. Hildy Good is a reasonably successful real estate agent, in her mid 50s, she has a gay ex-husband, two petulant grown-up daughters, a mountain of debt and a problem with alcohol. Hildy... More

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