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The Good House - Ann Leary
The Good House
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Now a New York Times Bestseller!How can you prove you're not an alcoholic?You can’t.It's like trying to prove you're not a witch.  Hildy Good is a townie. A lifelong resident of an historic community on the rocky coast of Boston’s North Shore, she knows pretty much everything about everyone.... show more
Now a New York Times Bestseller!How can you prove you're not an alcoholic?You can’t.It's like trying to prove you're not a witch.  Hildy Good is a townie. A lifelong resident of an historic community on the rocky coast of Boston’s North Shore, she knows pretty much everything about everyone. Hildy is a descendant of one of the witches hung in nearby Salem, and is believed, by some, to have inherited psychic gifts. Not true, of course; she’s just good at reading people. Hildy is good at lots of things.  A successful real-estate broker, mother and grandmother, her days are full. But her nights have become lonely ever since her daughters, convinced their mother was drinking too much, staged an intervention and sent her off to rehab.  Now she’s in recovery—more or less.Alone and feeling unjustly persecuted, Hildy needs a friend. She finds one in Rebecca McCallister, a beautiful young mother and one of the town’s wealthy newcomers. Rebecca feels out-of-step in her new surroundings and is grateful for the friendship. And Hildy feels like a person of the world again, as she and Rebecca escape their worries with some harmless gossip, and a bottle of wine by the fire—just one of their secrets. But not everyone takes to Rebecca, who is herself the subject of town gossip. When Frank Getchell, an eccentric local who shares a complicated history with Hildy, tries to warn her away from Rebecca, Hildy attempts to protect her friend from a potential scandal. Soon, however, Hildy is busy trying to cover her own tracks and protect her reputation.  When a cluster of secrets become dangerously entwined, the reckless behavior of one threatens to expose the other, and this darkly comic novel takes a chilling turn.THE GOOD HOUSE, by Ann Leary is funny, poignant, and terrifying. A classic New England tale that lays bare the secrets of one little town, this spirited novel will stay with you long after the story has ended. 
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781250015549 (1250015545)
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Pages no: 292
Edition language: English
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3.0 The Good House
The three stars are for the narration done by Ms. Mary Beth Hurt. Bravo! She should give classes. That's how it's done. Now as for the story. Ok. First, the suspense stuff talked about in the blurb for this book happens on page 219 out of 295 pages. Which means this book pulled off the mother of ...
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4.0 The Good House
I have conflicting feelings about this book. On the one had I think it is a brilliantly written book that perfectly portrays the life (and thoughts) of a 'functioning' alcoholic. On the other had I hated Hidly. So much. I think that may stem from personal feelings about an alcoholic in my own family...
Momma182's Reviews
Momma182's Reviews rated it
4.0 The Good House
I have conflicting feelings about this book. On the one had I think it is a brilliantly written book that perfectly portrays the life (and thoughts) of a 'functioning' alcoholic. On the other had I hated Hidly. So much. I think that may stem from personal feelings about an alcoholic in my own family...
JDCMustReadBooks
JDCMustReadBooks rated it
5.0 The Good House
By Ann Leary ISBN-13: 9781250043030 Publisher: Picador Publication date: 10/1/2013 Format: audio May Rating: 5 Stars This was my first book by Ann Leary and she has definitely made my favorite author status! (Cannot wait to read her previous books)! The audio version was amazing-- the narr...
That's What She Read
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0.0 The Good House
Hildy is a tough character. On the one hand, she is witty and talented. She is caring, knowledgeable and not afraid of hard work. When she is sober, she is an admirable lady that one would be proud to have as a mother or friend. Unfortunately, it is her neediness that is painful to witness because s...
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