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The Good House [compact Disc]

A Novel

By Ann Leary

"Fresh, sharp and masterfully told, Hildy’s tale is as intoxicating as it is sobering."—People magazine 

A riveting novel in which an engaging and wildly irreverent woman is in complete denial—about herself, her drinking, and her love for a man she’s known all her life

Ann Leary's 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.

Format

Nonmusical Sound Recording

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • CD F Leary [8 DISC], Book on CD Fiction

ISBN

9781427228888


Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Leary, Ann
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. 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.
Title: The good house [compact disc] : a novel / Ann Leary.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, p2012.
Subject: Women alcoholics -- Fiction Older people -- Fiction Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction
Isbn: 9781427228888
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 3
Call Number: F Leary
Oclc: 822329835
Upc: 9781427228888
Bib Id: 425242

Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Leary, Ann
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. 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.
Title: The good house [compact disc] : a novel / Ann Leary.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, p2012.
Description: 8 sound discs (10 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Women alcoholics -- Fiction
Subjects: Older people -- Fiction
Subjects: Boston (Mass.) -- Fiction
Genre: Audiobooks
Genre: Humorous stories.
Genre: Love stories.
Other Author: Hurt, Mary Beth
Notes: Title from container.
Notes: Duration: 10:00:00.
Notes: Read by Mary Beth Hurt.
Notes: Compact discs.
ISBN: 9781427228888
Publisher Number: DD4458
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 3
Call Number: F Leary
Medium: [compact disc] :