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The Good House (2013)

by Ann Leary(Favorite Author)
3.66 of 5 Votes: 5
1250015545 (ISBN13: 9781250015549)
St. Martin's Press
review 1: I absolutely loved this book (I read the audiobook). In an interview with the author, she said the book wasn't originally going to have Hildy as the narrator. It was originally just going to focus on Rebecca and Peter. I am SO GLAD the author made this change! Hildy brought so much depth and perspective to the book. And her own story was fabulous. Frank was also one of the best parts about the book. Yes, the book was a little dark, but it was also snarky, unapologetic and a little wry. I especially liked the way the narration progressed with Hildy's drinking. I normally tend to read sci-fi, fantasies or laugh out loud funny fiction, so it's a struggle for me to both find a general function book I'm willing to read, and to like it enough to finish it. Highly recom... moremend.
review 2: Hildy Good is a recovering alcoholic, fresh out of rehab where she was sent following an intervention by her daughters. A witty and acerbic narrator, we see her continue to slip (through cleverly written prose) and the ramifications for those around her. I fell in love with The Good House from almost the first line in the novel and enjoyed seeing Hildy's interactions out in the world - cringeworthy though they may be at times. Ann Leary's novel is funny, dark and complicated - a must read. less
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Charming. Not deep but entertaining. It was nice to be with Massachusetts characters.
One of the worst books I've ever read....
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