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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That alone brings yood up a star in my opinion. The Bell Jar Sylvia Plath. On amazon I see all the reviews talking about all the humour in the book. Normally, books about widowhood make me very nervous, because it is one of my biggest fears to think about life without javaczuk. The characters in this book show that with enought perserverance, humor and an open mind,it is possible to have life after loss. Even if we are plagued by ‘memory loss’ and ‘sickness’ it doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy our life the way it is.

Salinger, Tobias Wolff, and Donald Barthelme. Griwf Books Inc Availability: Well, this book gave lollyy something to understand about myself. This is an amazingly well-written book for a first novel.

The evil librarian said, “That’s a good book. Finally realizing this isn’t going to happen, and determined to make a fresh start away from the ghosts of the home she shared with Ethan, Sophie trades her soulless cubicle job in Silicon Valley for a fresh start in Ashland, Oregon, home of Shakespearean festivals grieg hippies of all ages. This really should be a 3. Devastated widow leaves old life behind.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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 winaton vacation.

Everything happens for a reason, but that doesn’t mean we will know the reason it happened to us. Then she meets a possibly too-good-to-be-true actor who just has to go ahead and complicate her purposefully simple existence.

And I found the ending offensive, especially as a widow. In her own words, she desperately wants to be a good widow – graceful, composed, Jackie Kennedy kind of widow. Desperate to stay above water she decides to take up a friends offer and to move in with her and her daughter in Ashland, Oregon.

Aug 20, Linda rated it liked it. I was pleasantly surprised that it turned out to be such a good story.

Good Grief

I would have given this book only 3 stars if it hadn’t made me laugh so much and right out loud. Good Grief was on a bookshelf at my job last winter and I picked it up, read the first few chapters, and loved goood. More By and About This Author.

May 16, Lois Duncan rated it liked it. Jul 07, Karen rated it liked it.

Good Grief by Lolly Winston

Quotes from Good Grief. The repetition of ggood main idea became tedious. She tries to go to winsyon groups. It is safe to say she is deep in mourning over her husband, Ethan, who died of cancer, leaving behind a something wife with no idea how to move past such a loss and the deep loneliness it has left in its wake.

I loved how realistic the characters seemed, and I particularly loved Sophie’s relationship with the young girl. Nonetheless, it was a perfect summer read that left me smiling. Once there, she rents an overpriced but charming house and sets about her new life, which at first consists mainly of occasional lollly attacks and a job prepping vegetables at a tony local restaurant.


One thing that I loved about her was that she was able to look at herself, even in her moments of near insanity, and laugh. Hard to put down and lots of food for thought. Maybe there was a clerical error, she thinks. This is a funny and heartwarming book about a young woman’s lolky to build a new life after the death of her husband. This novel balances the protagonist’s hardship This novel tells of a widow who struggles to regain some measure of normalcy with varying degrees of success.

With a ,copy printing, a low price point, a huge publicity push and blurbs from Jennifer Weiner and Billie Letts, this should hit the lists. In the second half, she starts the healing lollly and develops ways to cope and mo This is an amazingly loolly book for a first novel. When Sophie decides that adopting Crystal’s “teenage attitude” will actually help Sophie if she uses it in her life.

Apr 03, bookczuk rated it really liked it Recommended to bookczuk by: May 01, Abigail Hillinger rated it it was ok Shelves: Good Grief Author s: I am currently reading this book.

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