Ann Leary's THE GOOD HOUSE creates a one-of-a-kind character in Hildy Good, and gives us a raw, first-person glimpse into the mind of a middle-aged, outspoken wry New England realtor so real she might be someone you know...yet who also is hiding her alcoholism from her family, her town, and herself. By the end you'll be flipping pages, trying desperately to piece together what happened as much as the narrator is doing herself." - Jodi Picoult, "New York Times" bestselling author of "House Rules" and "Sing You Home""Leary's genius is to give us a true original: Hildy, a not-so-recovering alcoholic/realtor who crashlands among a colorful cast of New England neighbors, but Leary also says a great deal about the houses we choose to live, the people we're compelled to love, and the addictions we don't want to give up. So alive, I swear the pages of this wickedly funny and moving novel are breathing."--Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of "Pictures of You""I opened THE GOOD HOUSE and was instantly sucked in; I read the whole thing in one sitting and was sorry when it ended. The story is atmospheric, funny, poignant, gritty, and romantic, and Hildy Good is refreshingly candid and lovably flawed."--Kate Christensen, author of The Great Man
"Hildy is an original, irresistibly likable and thoroughly untrustworthy ... a genuinely funny novel about alcoholism."--"Kirkus", starred review"Leary's powerfully perceptive and smartly nuanced portrait of the perils of alcoholism is enhanced by her spot-on depiction of staid New England village life and the redemption to be found in traditions and community."--"Booklist"
"In Leary's third book ... the perils of addiction come to life. Sure to please fans of women's fiction featuring women of a certain age such as the novels of Jeanne Ray and Elizabeth Berg." --"Library Journal"show more