The Resource The good house : a novel, Ann Leary

The good house : a novel, Ann Leary

Label
The good house : a novel
Title
The good house
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Ann Leary
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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--"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"--
Summary
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
Theme
Pace
Tone
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10160823
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leary, Ann
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women alcoholics
  • Older people
  • Boston (Mass.)
  • Love stories
Target audience
adult
Label
The good house : a novel, Ann Leary
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn813220879
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781250015549
Lccn
2012037901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)813220879
Label
The good house : a novel, Ann Leary
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn813220879
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
292 pages
Isbn
9781250015549
Lccn
2012037901
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)813220879

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