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Thursday, December 27, 2012

The Good House

Book #86 Read in 2012
The Good House by Ann Leary

Hildy Good is a descendant of Sarah Good, Salem witch.  Hildy's curse is alcoholism.  Her family stages an intervention and sends her to rehab.  Little do they know that after rehab, Hildy drinks alone at night from the bottles in her cellar, while declaring herself alcohol free.  But Hildy cannot pull off this farce forever, and it eventually all catches up to her.  Along with Hildy's story, the novel also details an affair between Peter and Rebecca, the trials of a couple with an autistic son and the other happenings of the small town.

I liked the writing of this book.  Leary is good at description of both character and setting.  Hildy was a character that I went back and forth between liking and hating.  Liking won out in the end.  The book was a bit slow in the middle but quickly accelerated and kept my interest until the end.

I received a copy of this book from BookBrowse for review.

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