Good Grief

by Lolly Winston | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0446694843 Global Overview for this book
Registered by awakeagain of Port Murray, New Jersey USA on 3/24/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by awakeagain from Port Murray, New Jersey USA on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Review
Some widows face their loss with denial. Sophie Stanton's reaction is one of pure bafflement. "How can I be a widow?" Sophie asks at the opening of Lolly Winston's sweet debut novel, Good Grief. "I'm only thirty-six. I just got used to the idea of being married." Sophie's young widowhood forces her to do all kinds of crazy things--drive her car through her garage door, for instance. That's on one of the rare occasions when she bothers to get out of bed. The Christmas season especially terrifies her: "I must write a memo to the Minister of Happier Days requesting that the holidays be cancelled this year." But widowhood also forces her to do something very sane. After the death of her computer programmer husband, she reexamines her life as a public relations agent in money-obsessed Silicon Valley. Sophie decides to ease her grief, or at least her loneliness, by moving in with her best friend Ruth in Ashland, Oregon. But it's her difficult relationship with psycho teen punker Crystal, to whom she becomes a Big Sister, that mysteriously brings her at least a few steps out of her grief. Winston allows Sophie life after widowhood: The novel almost indiscernibly turns into a gentle romantic comedy and a quirky portrait of life in an artsy small town. At all stops on her journey from widow to survivor, Sophie is a lively, crabby, delightfully imperfect character.

Journal Entry 2 by awakeagain from Port Murray, New Jersey USA on Sunday, June 14, 2009
This book follows Sophie Stanton's journey through grief after losing her husband. In tiny baby steps, Sophie finds a new place in the world and maybe even the heart for a new relationship. But most of all she learns who she is and what she can be.

Journal Entry 3 by awakeagain from Port Murray, New Jersey USA on Saturday, June 20, 2009
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Journal Entry 4 by imawinn2 from Neenah, Wisconsin USA on Monday, June 29, 2009
I picked this book out of the Judge a Book by its Cover bookbox. I couldn't resist the description and I must admit it had me giggling. It sounds like a funny book and I look forward to reading it. Thanks for throwing it in the box!

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