Editorial Reviews. Review. Some widows face their loss with denial . Sophie Good Grief: A Novel – Kindle edition by Lolly Winston. Download it. Good Grief: A Novel [Lolly Winston] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The brilliantly funny and heartwarming New York Times bestseller. Good Grief [Lolly Winston] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Grieving over the death of her husband from cancer, thirty-six-year-old Sophie.
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She moved to the San Francisco Bay Area inwhere she finally quit the corporate world to become a freelance journalist, starting out as a stringer for Automotive News. Not willing to fear the future and cast a cloud on today, my life has become an adventure full of lollyy. The swift and easy romantic involvement wasn’t the least bit convincing to me.
I was torn between giving it a 3 or a 4. Sophie takes in a “Little Sister” a child in need who she sees once a week to talk to and spend time with named Crystal.
I logged in this book a few days before writing this review, and found I missed the characters, their ins and outs, the folks they met along the way so much, I upgraded! Kind of a rogue widow. Winston acknowledges that the real mourning process is not a Jackie Kennedy photo: Brief for such a wonderful novel Her first novel, Good Grief, published inwas a New York Times best-seller, a 1 Book Sense pick, and was translated into 15 languages.
Sep 05, Lize rated it really liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. A Novel Author s: But at Rebekkila’s urging, I read this, and found it to be in the upper end of chick lit, with some believable characters, touching not griet on grief, but issues of trust, and some other I read this book in what basically turned out groef be a sick day, lolling on my couch.
I picked this book up years ago for a dollar and I’m not sure why. Paperbackpages. I felt I was going to go in a coma for her inactivity and lack of coping device since her husband’s death.
Things go on from there but I’ll keep mum because I don’t want to give away the whole book. Irritating as it was, the old bag was right. With ollly world rolling on, unaware of her pain, Sophie does the only sensible thing: I honestly have no idea. I am currently reading this book. She screws up everything she does at first.
Once This is a funny and heartwarming winton about a young woman’s fight to build a new life after the death of her husband.
Sophie Stanton is in her mid thirties and loses her young husband to cancer. Aug 20, Linda rated it liked it. You know that time when you’re too young to know better about books? I finally vood it and I was disappointed. I guess my personal agenda of wanting society to accept those grieving with more tolerance has jaded my opinion of this book.
But who am I to judge? I picked up this paperback not expecting too much more than some light fluff for my vacation. I think the only thing that had me rating this novel with only three stars is the main character’s ability to cope with the death of her husband so quickly grrief neatly. There’s nary a moment of triteness in this outstanding debut. Winston’s story sparkles with wit and sympathy, but her musings on what it means to really live even in the shadow of death are the true reward here.
So I give it 4 stars for its description of grief, the author’s voice, and the narrative winzton Ashland, Oregon United States. More By and About This Author.
And I found the ending offensive, especially as a widow. Her father and her stepmother take care of her for a while, making sure she showers and eats.
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Everything hurts—the telemarketers asking to speak to Ethan, mail with his name on it, his shirts, which still smell like him. Soon Sophie finds herself trying to cope with the demands of her eccentric mother-in-law and Crystal, a teenager with even less of a grip on life than Sophie.
In an age where women are expected to be high-achievers, Sophie desperately wants to be a good widow but things don’t turn out that way as she is not the sterotypical type. Once there, she rents an overpriced but charming house and sets about her new life, which at first consists grrief of occasional panic attacks and a lolyl prepping vegetables at a tony local restaurant.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Nov 16, Elizabeth winstkn it really liked it Shelves: May 01, Abigail Hillinger rated it it was ok Shelves: Preview — Good Grief by Lolly Winston. Born and raised in wunston glamorous insurance capital of Hartford, Conn. I teared up all over the place while listening. And falling in love again is all she needs.
It was funny as well as touching. Jul 26, Saleh MoonWalker rated it liked it Shelves: Books by Lolly Winston. The first few chapters were definitely her strongest.
Some of the descriptions of grief and the crazy things you think, feel, and do are absolutely spot on At first, I wasn’t sure if I should even buy it because of the expected start of the protagonist dying