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The good house / Ann Leary.

Leary, Ann. (Author).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250015549
  • ISBN: 1250015545
  • Physical Description: 292 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2013.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Hildy Good lives in a small town on Boston's North Shore. She's a successful real-estate broker and a good neighbor, mother, and grandmother. She's also a raging alcoholic. Her family staged an intervention for her a year ago, which has left Hildy feeling lonely and unjustly persecuted and with no lasting change beyond fooling herself into thinking that moderation is the key to her drinking problem. But in the midst of battling her demons, Hildy soon finds herself embroiled in the underbelly of her New England town: there's a scandal, some mysticism, babies, old houses, drinking, and desire, and a love story between two craggy sixty-somethings. What will it take to keep Hildy Good from drinking--for good? --Adapted from publisher description.
Subject: Women alcoholics > Fiction.
Older people > Fiction.
FICTION / Contemporary Women.
Boston Region (Mass.) > Fiction.
Genre: Humorous fiction.
Love stories.
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  • Baker & Taylor
    "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 herabout a year before this story takes place--"if they invite you over for dinner, and it's not a major holiday," she advises "run for your life"--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"--
  • Baker & Taylor
    Successful real-estate broker, family woman and raging alcoholic Hildy Good embarks on a life of denial and loneliness while resenting the intervention of her loved ones and becoming embroiled in a scandal in her New England town that involves two craggy seniors.
  • Baker & Taylor
    Successful real-estate broker, mother, and raging alcoholic Hildy Good embarks on a life of denial and loneliness while resenting the intervention of her loved ones and becoming embroiled in a scandal in her New England town.
  • McMillan Palgrave

    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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