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Ann Leary - Author

About the Author

Ann Leary is the author of the memoir An Innocent, A Broad and the novel Outtakes From a Marriage. She has written fiction and non-fiction for various magazines and literary publications. She and her family share their small farm in Connecticut with four dogs, three horses and an angry cat named Sneakers.

Featured books by Ann Leary

The Good House

The Good House

Author: Ann Leary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

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 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...

The Good House

The Good House

Author: Ann Leary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/10/2013

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 Hildy enjoy a drink now and then? But as the story progresses, we start to see another side to Hildy Good, and to her life's greatest passion - the lies and self deceptions needed to support her drinking, and the damage she causes to those she loves. When a cluster of secrets become dangerously entwined, the reckless behaviour of one threatens to expose the other, with devastating consequences.

Other books by Ann Leary

The Children

The Children

Author: Ann Leary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2017

As always, Leary makes dysfunction, pathology and even tragedy completely compelling. - The Huffington Post Charlotte Maynard rarely leaves her mother's home; the sprawling Connecticut lake house that belonged to her late stepfather, Whit Whitman, and the generations of Whitmans before him. While Charlotte and her sister grew up at Lakeside, their stepbrothers, Spin and Perry, were welcomed as weekend guests. But now the grown boys own the estate, which Charlotte's mother occupies by their grace. When Spin, the youngest and favourite of all the children, brings his fiance home for the summer, she breathes new life into their rarefied world. But as the wedding draws near, and flaws surface in the family's polite veneer, an array of simmering resentments and unfortunate truths are exposed, with devastating consequences.

Das Haus der Hildy Good

Das Haus der Hildy Good

Author: Ann Leary Format: eBook Release Date: 27/02/2017

Der mitreiende Debutroman "e;Das Haus der Hildy Good"e; von Ann Leary wirft einen Blick hinter die Kulissen einer schmucken Kleinstadtgesellschaft an Amerikas Ostkuste"e;Seit langem einer der besten Romane ber Massachusetts."e; Boston Magazine"e;Frisch, scharfzngig und meisterhaft erzhlt. Hildy's Geschichte ist gleichzeitig berauschend und ernchternd."e; People MagazineTagsber vermittelt die allseits beliebte Immobilienmaklerin Hildy erfolgreich Huser im adretten Kstenstdtchen Wendover bei Boston. Nachts frnt sie ihrer wahren Leidenschaft und trinkt heimlich bei sich zu Hause - natrlich kontrolliert und nie zu viel. Denn seit die 60-Jhrige von ihren Tchtern in eine Entzugsklinik geschickt wurde, bleibt sie offiziell trocken. Einsam und wie sie glaubt zu unrecht verurteilt, findet Hildy eine Freundin in ihrer reichen Kundin Rebecca McAllister, die neu in der Stadt ist. Die beiden entfliehen ihren Sorgen mit ein oder zwei Glschen Wein und allerhand Tratsch. Doch schon bald wird Rebecca selbst Opfer des Kleinstadtgeredes. Als einige lang gehtete Geheimnisse in der Kleinstadt ans Licht kommen, hat das gefhrliche Konsequenzen.

Good House

Good House

Author: Ann Leary Format: eBook Release Date: 01/11/2014

The Good House

The Good House

Author: Ann Leary Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

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 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...

Good House

Good House

Author: Ann Leary Format: eBook Release Date: 15/01/2013

"e;Fresh, sharp and masterfully told, Hildy's tale is as intoxicating as it is sobering."e;-People magazine A riveting novel in which an engaging and wildly irreverent woman is in complete denial-about herself, her drinking, and her love for a man she's known all her lifeAnn Leary's The Good House tells the story of Hildy Good, who lives in a small town on Boston's North Shore. Hildy is a successful real-estate broker, good neighbor, mother, and grandmother. She's also a raging alcoholic. Hildy's family held an intervention for her about a year before this story takes place-"e;if they invite you over for dinner, and it's not a major holiday,"e; she advises "e;run for your life"e;-and now she feels lonely and unjustly persecuted. She has also fooled herself into thinking that moderation is the key to her drinking problem.As if battling her demons wasn't enough to keep her busy, Hildy soon finds herself embroiled in the underbelly of her New England town, a craggy little place that harbors secrets. There's a scandal, some mysticism, babies, old houses, drinking, and desire-and a love story between two craggy sixty-somethings that's as real and sexy as you get. An exceptional novel that is at turns hilarious and sobering, The Good House asks the question: What will it take to keep Hildy Good from drinking? For good.

Outtakes From a Marriage

Outtakes From a Marriage

Author: Ann Leary Format: eBook Release Date: 17/06/2008

Julia and Joe Ferraro are living the good life in Manhattan now that Joes finally made it; hes the star of a hit TV show and has just been nominated for a Golden Globe award. After many lean years, theyve got a grand Upper West Side apartment and an Amagansett beach house, and their two kids go to elite private schools. Even better, Julia and Joe are still madly in love.Or so Julia thinks until the fateful evening when she accidentally hears a voice mail on Joes phonea message left by a sultry-sounding woman who clearly isnt just a friend. Suddenly Julia is in a tailspin, compulsively checking Joes messages, stalking him in cyberspace, and showing up unannounced on his sets. Julias search forces her to consider the possibility that in the long process of helping Joe become something, she has become a bit of a nothing,. A big husband-stalking nothing.Now, faced with the looming awards show and the possibility of a destroyed marriage, Julia embarks on an accelerated self-improvement routine of Botox, hair extensions, and erotically charged shrink sessions while dodging the sancti-mommies who lie in wait for her at her sons preschool each day.A untique take on the perennially popular issue of women trying not to lose themselves in matrimony and motherhood, Outtakes from a Marriage is expertly and humorously set against the Manhattan preschool mafia, the Hollywood machine, and the ticking clock of a waiting red carpet.From the Compact Disc edition.

The Long Weekend A Surprised American Mother in England

The Long Weekend A Surprised American Mother in England

Author: Ann Leary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/04/2006

Funny, moving account of three months in London which changed three lives forever, following the premature arrival of baby Jack, by wife of comedian and film star Denis. Affectionate take on the Brits: why a consultant goes from Mr to Dr to Mr; the filthy taste of Lucozade and weird but ultimately - to Ann's mind - successful workings of the NHS. An incredible series of events kicks off during what was supposed to have been a brief, weekend-long trip to England for Denis to appear on Live at Paramount City. At the time, Denis was an unknown comic still struggling for his big break, and Ann was just five-and-a-half months pregnant. Their weekend getaway took an unexpected turn the morning after their arrival, when Ann's waters broke as they strolled along Oxford Street. The premature start to Jack's entry into the world saw Ann end up in University College Hospital while Denis used the following months to make it in Britain as a stand up star, whilst partying with Jo Strummer and Mick Jagger in his spare time. It would be five months before the family would return to the United States. The Leary's lives were suddently altered as they now revolved around the NHS, poll tax riots, mad cow disease and 24-hour badger watch on TV. This is a funny but ultimately affectionate take on the Brits: why a consultant goes from Mr to Dr to Mr; the filthy taste of Lucosade; the wierd but ultimately - to her mind - successful workings of the NHS. This account of the Leary's three months in London is a travel log, an intimate and moving look at family life and the birth of a baby, as well as an insider's account of launching a major career in show business.

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