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They bore me to hell. No trivia or quizzes yet. As I mentioned in my other JE, maybe it is just the mood I am in. Once there, she rents an overpriced but charming house and sets about her new life, which at first consists mainly of occasional panic attacks and a job prepping vegetables at a tony local restaurant.

Re-read this fabulous novel this weekend, as a way to treat myself.

The ending was sort of sudden, but it’s okay. So, I started reading it and couldn’t connect. She’s not proud of the fact that she flunked the math on the Kelly Girl test.

I enjoyed it better the first time. The little details she puts here and there, the things that a widower won’t notice is missing until it happens, are touching. Apr 06, Cheryl rated it it was amazing. Thank goodness it didn’t have the gay best friend, though it did have the life lklly bakery come into the story.

I loved this book! Please email webmaster fantasticfiction. I honestly have no idea. She worries that she’ll betray sinston dead husband if she sleeps with another man. There were so many levels of seriousness in this story but with the way it was told gave such reality to the process of change in each of our lives.

Ainston Grief marks the arrival of an exciting and ambitious new voice. The main character and I have similar senses of humor, and would probably have been great friends if one of us wasn’t fictional.

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The story is engaging, the author has a light touch, but it seemed almost gold trivial in places,or perhaps contrived would be a better description, like the author is making sure all of the “steps of grieving” are included in the book. What an honest, raw depiction of an all encompassing loss.

That alone brings it up a star wisnton my opinion.

I chose it mainly because it was one of the few audiobooks in the sorry rural Arkansas library collection that I hadn’t read, and my expectations were low. I’ll not fear what tomorrow will hold for me as if I’m predestined to have grief in my live forever but feel a freedom to savor each moment as if it were a present!

I can’t believe how much of the book feels exactly like me! And along came my good-humored neighbor and told my mother to read this book.

It’s like if we have one hand in yesterday and one in tomorrow then our today is crucified. The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath. She spends her days at work and her nights cuddling with Ethan’s old clothes. Nonetheless, it was a perfect summer read that left me smiling. I plan on sharing it with a friend who lost her husband at a yo I picked up this paperback not expecting too much more than some light fluff for my vacation. The film rights have been optioned by Universal Studios.

I wonder if it’s visible, like a big red cartoon heart over my head?

Good Grief

Nov 16, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Shelves: Finally she makes a move across the country in an attempt to jar herself out of this breakdown. I am filled up with so much love for this book.

At gooc Sophie is a “good” widow, gracious and melancholy, but after she drives her car through the garage door, something snaps; she godo showing up at work in her bathrobe and hiding under displays in stores. Her father and her stepmother take care of her for a while, making sure she showers and eats.

Hopefully the next book she puts out won’t feel like that. See 1 question about Good Grief…. It was given to me right after my husband died and I couldn’t bear to open it.


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. And I found the ending winstonn, especially as a widow. Warner Books Inc Availability: Apr 03, bookczuk rated it really liked it Recommended to bookczuk by: The supporting characters are equally interesting.

Refresh and try again.

As we struggle this day to put our lives back together, I related to the teenager in this story and how she was ‘cutting’ to ‘feel’ something because her mother had abused her by neglect. Anyway, she’s always finding Crystal with some gigantic burn on her leg or with bloody arms and has to take her to the hospital. Granted, the circumstances of death were much different and I wonder if that has something to do with it, but I found a part of me not wanting the happy ending that I got.

Apr 21, Sunshine rated it liked it.

Good Grief by Lolly Winston

Guzzling cartons of ice-cream for breakfast, breaking down in the frozen food aisle of her local supermarket, showing up to work in her bathrobe and bunny slippers – soon she’s not only lost her husband, but her job and her waistline. She eats tons of food – pints of ice cream, packages of Oreos – while sitting in bed crying and watching COPS.

This book is about the first year of a young woman’s widowhood, and by necessity the first half is about her agony, grief and depression.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. This was a really good read, a perfect balance between deep emotions and light-heartedness.