The Good House
How do you prove you're not an alcoholic?
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 t ...more
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First of all, I'm a Massachusetts native who's never spent any time on the North Shore, but had no trouble picturing ...more
I bought this book last weekend because I had read several good reviews here, but didn’t really look at the cover until my boyfriend was parking the car in front of his building. I pulled the book out of the bag, glanced at the back cover, and said, “Uh oh.” Andrew looked at me for a sec and then said, “Oh...is that a cover blurb from Jodi Picoult?”
This is the third – maybe fourth – time that a book featuring a cover blurb from Picoult has let m ...more
60 year old Hildy Good is a successful Real Estate Broker selling upscale historic homes on Boston's North Shore, and is a descendent of one of the witches hung during the Salem Witch Trials back in the 1600's. (she often uses this information to entice her clients) Hildy, however, is in denial about her drinking problem which leads to man...more
Hildy Good is 60 years old, an alcoholic, luxury home real estate ...more
Taking place in a small seaside town in Boston's North Shore, we are shown what it is like to live by the sea. Hildy, a real estate broker, knows many of the town's inhabitants and we are vividly brought into the every day lives of all types of characters. Hildy, hersel ...more
Hildy's escapades and all of her rationalizations kept me glued to the book - I wondered where all of the drinking and blackouts and secrets would land her. Towards the end, ...more
I wasn't sure I wanted to read this book about a reformed alcoholic but a couple of goodread friends recommended it and I had to give it a go and I am so glad I did as it is a wickedly entertaining and yet sad read.
Hildy Good is a middle-aged outspoken New England Realtor who is top of her game or so she thinks but is hiding her alcoholism from her family, her town and herself. I loved the depiction of small town life and the relationships formed and bro ...more
Once again I'm late to the party on this one as most of my friends he ...more
Hildy, the narrator, is a ball of fun. She is in complete denial about her alcoholism but her voice is so fresh and light that we kind of go into denial with her. That’s what mak ...more
As we age and life changes on us, we adapt...sometimes we do it well and excel in some areas....but sometimes ...more
Hildy has issues and as you read you will become aware of them and of the iss ...more
Hildy Good, a 60 year-old divorced alcoholic real estate agent, with two grown daughters, prides herself in being a lifelong townie in a the small town, Wendover, located in Boston's posh North Shore.
While the setting was appealing and the situation of being a "normal" person amid so much wealth gave Hildy an edge, the book dove into soap opera dra ...more
Hildy Good, the story's protagonist, is a woman with her fair share of baggage. She's 60, divorced, one of her descendants was hung during the famous Salem Witch Trials, and she is just out of rehab - pressured by her daughters to spend some time there to help her with her alcohol related issues. She is also well known in her in her tight-knit coastal community on Boston's North Shore. She's also a top-notch realtor in the area and, she claims that her instincts about people come from her years ...more
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