The Good House

by Ann Leary

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The Good House Synopsis

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...

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The Good House Press Reviews

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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ISBN: 9781782393221
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781782393207
Publication date: 03/10/2013
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781782393221
Publication date: 3rd July 2014
Author: Ann Leary
Publisher: Corvus an imprint of Atlantic Books
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Ann Leary

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.

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