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Extended Audio Sample Good Grief, by Lolly Winston
3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5 3.90 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Lolly Winston Narrator: Amanda Foreman Publisher: Hachette Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2004 ISBN:
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When 36-year-old Sophie Stanton's husband dies of cancer, she desperately wants to be a graceful, composed Jackie Kennedy kind of widow. Alas, Sophie is more of a Jack Daniels kind. Adding her job and her waistline to her list of things lost, she moves from L.A. to Ashland, Oregon, prepared to defy the dismal weather and be rescued by Sam Shepard's twin. Instead, she finds an embittered 13-year-old girl with a fascination for fire, a job as Salad Girl at the local French restaurant, and an alarmingly cute actor who Sophie wished she didn't quite trust so much. Listeners will laugh and cry along with Sophie as she proves to the world and herself that she can recover from something devastating with darkly comic humor and her own type of class. Good Grief is the perfect audiobook for anyone who has ever been heartbroken, lost someone they've loved, or eaten too many Oreos. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 4/26/2011

    " Lolly Winston is a master of visual images of unique characters. While the theme of the book revolves around the loss of a spouse, it is funny and hopeful and real. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Bluefield | 4/22/2011

    " This book was heartbreaking, hilarious, poignant. I read it twice. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Betsy | 4/12/2011

    " Loved it. It was touching without being sappy and often funny enough to make me laugh out loud. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 4/11/2011

    " I read this book in one night. I wasn't expecting it to draw me in so much, but I got so absorbed in it. The characters were so well developed and the storyline was believable. I wish Lolly Winston would write many more novels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark | 4/1/2011

    " At times the author tries too hard, but over-all I liked this book. The author created vivid characters and realistic dialog which move the story quickly forward. I especially like that none of the characters, including Ethan, the deseased husband Sophie is grieving, is portrayed as perfect. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Katherine | 3/31/2011

    " There were some great insights about grief woven into the narrative, but neither the story nor the writing were very compelling. Plus, it really irritated me that Simone was supposedly four but was characterized like a two-year-old. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 3/30/2011

    " Great book! I loved the oreos and the ben & jerry's binges. I can totally relate to that! I laughed way more than I thought. This book touched my soul, I really felt for Sophie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amy | 3/24/2011

    " I thought this was a really lovely book. Very sad in places (it did have me crying a few times). A really great read with an uplifting message. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 3/22/2011

    " Loved it! It was funny in a sad sort of way. The plot sort of rolls along at the same pace -- no peak -- but it kept my interest anyway. Read it if you want something light and fun. "

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