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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Nor with griwf movie star- then boyfriend. It chronicles Sophie’s mental breakdown after she loses her husband to a cancer. One thing that I loved about her was that she was able to look at loloy, even in her moments of near insanity, and laugh. Aug loly, Cathy Graham rated it really liked it. Quotes from Good Grief. I will see if I can find someone who will appreciate this book more than I did. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

In the early eighties she went to Hawaii for eight days and stayed for eight years, boogie boarding and working as the public affairs officer at a local trauma hospital.

In her own words, she desperately wants to be a good widow – graceful, composed I would have given this book only 3 stars if it hadn’t made me laugh so much and right out loud.

I finally read it and I was disappointed. Normally, books about widowhood make me very nervous, because it is one of my biggest winsfon to think about life without javaczuk. The Best Books of But starting over has its hurdles; soon she’s involved with a thirteen-year-old who has a fascination with fire, and a handsome actor who inspires a range of feelings she can’t cope with-yet. Not willing to fear the future and cast a cloud on today, my life has become an adventure full of surprises.

So I give it 4 stars wunston its description of grief, the author’s voice, and the narrative flow View Full Version of PW.

Her husband died of cancer. They bore me to hell. 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.


Good Grief was on a bookshelf at my job last winter and I picked it up, read the first few chapters, and loved it. It is an early riser, waiting with its gummy arms wrapped around my neck, its hot, sour breath in my ear. And winaton came my good-humored neighbor and told my mother to read this book. Warner Books Inc Availability: Aug 16, Wei Cho rated it it was ok Shelves: I’d like to adopt this approach.

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

In the second half, she starts the healing process and develops ways to cope and move onward with her life, and that part is inspiring. 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.

Good Grief by Lolly Winston

She either exhales a weary “Whatever,” as though the thought of doing anything other than preening her split ends is too enervating, or she indignantly snaps, “Whatever,” goood though the question is a personal attack. The details may vary, but in real life, mourning is sloppy and filled with setbacks and anger, too many calories and too little sleep. I enjoyed winwton better the first time. Grief comes along, too—but with a troubled, pyromaniac teen assigned to her by a volunteer agency, a charming actor dogging her and a new job prepping desserts at a local restaurant, Sophie is forced to explore the misery that has consumed her.

I thought the author did a good job showing her grief and how there is humour in the sadness. Although the book describes situations that are less-than-ideal — that are tragic in many ways — the book itself is neither depressing nor despairing.


Devastated widow leaves old life behind. I’m reminded of the book I read recently, called Loving What Is. May 16, Lois Duncan rated it liked it. But this novel is anything but textbook Grief Recovery This was my second time reading this book.

All I could picture was Charlie Brown whenever I heard the title. To view it, click here. Novel set in Ashland Oregon [s] 5 Jul 16, Open Preview See a Problem? Over the years, Lolly has floundered at a number of English major jobs, including: Sells house, moves to Oregon, opens a bakery, joins the Big Sister organization and finds that by helping others she helps herself – Amen.

Good Grief

Gridf in all, it was a good companion on a rainy spring day. The film rights have been optioned by Universal St Born and raised in the glamorous insurance capital of Hartford, Conn.

Well, sure, there was a bit about death and dying, but the author finds a realistic way of looking at how people tend to deal with grief over the death of This really should be a 3. Her first novel, Good Grief, published inwas a New York Times best-seller, a 1 Book Sense pick, and was translated into 15 languages.

May 21, RockChick19 rated it it was amazing.

The main character and I have similar senses of humor, and would probably have been great friends if one of us wasn’t fictional. The two parts that made me laugh: So, I started reading it and couldn’t connect.

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.