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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More than Sophie’s tough times battling depression after losing her husband of 3 years to cancer, the story has a good dose of compassion, friendship and companionship This is a glimpse into grief, and how differently it is handled. Sep 05, Lize rated it really liked it Shelves: Born and raised in the glamorous insurance capital of Hartford, Conn. All I could picture was Charlie Brown whenever I heard the title.


Alas, Sophie is more of a Jack Daniels kind. This is an amazingly well-written book for a first novel.

One of my favorites. She was fascinating, but I didn’t connect with her either. Throughout this heartbreaking, gorgeous look at loss, Winston imbues her heroine and her narrative with the kind of grace, bitter humor and rapier-sharp realness that will dig deep into a reader’s heart and refuse to let go. The Best Books of Jul 26, Saleh MoonWalker rated it liked it Shelves: May 21, RockChick19 rated it it was amazing.

The first few chapters were definitely her strongest. I lo,ly the resolution of some of the plots was a bit too facile but I so enjoyed the majority of this book. Maybe because I thought it would be a chick lit book.

Good Grief

Apr 06, Cheryl rated it it was amazing. At 2 years now after my husband died, and having met a great number of young widows in those two years, it’s absolu I read this about a month after my husband died, and I remember thinking at the time how amazing it was that someone absolutely GOT so many of the crazy things that were going through my head.


Regardless, this book was very enjoyable overall. I’m sure Joan Didion would have a stroke if she saw herself compared to Lolly Winston, but this book reminded me so much of “The Year of Magical Thinking. To ask other readers questions about Good Griefplease sign up. It chronicles Sophie’s mental breakdown after she loses her husband to a cancer.

I guess my personal agenda of wanting society to accept those grieving with more tolerance has jaded my opinion of this book. Yes, yes, and yes. She’s great at self-deprecating humor and very intuitive, but she keeps seeming to go toward the genre that’s “easy”.

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,” as though the question is a personal attack.

Her father and her stepmother take care Sophie Stanton is a widow at age Open Preview See a Problem? I think I just liked the title. The swift and easy romantic involvement wasn’t the least bit convincing to me. Novel set in Ashland Oregon [s]. What a pleasant surprise Lolly Winston’s story turned out to be.

BookPage review by Amy Scribner. This was a really good read, a perfect balance between deep emotions and light-heartedness. Sophie is wounded terribly, but she’s also funny, fresh and utterly believable.

View all 4 comments. Refresh and try again. Self-medicating with ice cream for breakfast, breaking down at the supermarket, and showing up to work in her bathrobe and bunny slippers-soon she’s not only lost her husband, but her job, house Relating to the loss of spouse was also easy for me to relate to as it was like a death in the family even though he is very much alive. I could see myself in her shoes throughout the whole book. When Sophie is working as a waitress and accidently tips some hot shrimp down a woman’s blouse.


And it definitely was not a chick-lit-book — it was just a story about people and life. Bilo bi super da iz tugovanja svi dobijemo peticu, kao i glavna protagonistica!

The two parts that made me laugh: Most people might disagree with this assessment, but I have worked around people that have lost loved ones and they were not as “put together” 10 years later as this character was less than one year later.

Good Grief by Lolly Winston

I think the only thing that had me rating this novel with only three stars is the main character’s ability to cope with the death of her husband so quickly and neatly.

I wonder why the author decided to leave the name out of the story? Normally, books about widowhood make me very nervous, because it is one of my biggest fears to think about life without wibston. More By and About This Author. I’m reminded of the book I read recently, called Loving What Is. When Sophie decides to up and leave her town and move across the country with her recently-separated friend, I thought, okay, cool.

I loved it all the same. Maybe there was a clerical error, she thinks. Good Grief Author s: 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.

Grief comes along, too—but with a troubled, pyromaniac teen griev to her by a volunteer agency, a charming actor dogging her and a new job prepping desserts at a local restaurant, Sophie winsfon forced to explore the misery that has consumed her.

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