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This is an auction for THE GOOD HOUSE by Ann Leary.

"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

"Wendover’s top-flight real-estate agent, Hildy Good, was always the life of the party. Not only could she drink everyone under the table; she’d also capitalize on her heritage as the descendant of one of Salem’s witches by performing convincing mind-reading tricks that wowed with their accuracy. While the mentalist bit is a sham, the drinking’s the real thing, one that forces her family to stage an intervention that lands her in rehab. Alas, the treatment doesn’t take. Once out, Hildy drinks alone and in secret, until Rebecca McAllister comes to town. A kindred spirit burdened by an unhappy marriage, Rebecca shares her wine and her secrets about her affair with local psychologist Peter Newbold, insidiously pulling Hildy into her Fatal Attraction–like obsession. As Hildy recoils from Rebecca’s delusional fantasies, her drinking escalates to dangerous levels. 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 (US)

Very favourable reviews on Amazon.com.

Large format (trade) paperback 2013.

292 pages.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston ?North following the auction.

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  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

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