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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I used to really hate people commenting on my book, video or grocery choices after I moved to Arkansas, but it’s a fact of life here, and I’ve wnston used to it–although I still hate it when it comes from the evil librarians.

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Iwnston set in Ashland Oregon [s] 5 Jul 16, A quick read; funny, likable protagonist but the plot is a little too pat.

As I read this book I found myself alternately giggling or holding back tears, and nodding my head in agreement; uh huh, I’ve done that myself wearing Kelly’s clothes, being angry because he’s not here, wanting to pull the covers over my head, etc.

A Novel Author s: The supporting characters are equally interesting. Winston’s story sparkles with wit and sympathy, but her musings on what it means to really live even in the shadow of death are the true reward here. Preview — Good Grief by Lolly Winston. More By and About This Author.

When Sophie decides that adopting Crystal’s “teenage attitude” will actually help Sophie if she uses it in her life. You know, I’m just a thirteen year old whose reading a story about a widow thirty-six year old! It simply tells the tale of a woman who, like any woman, is just trying to cope, and who finds sorrow, joy, and hilarity along the way. From there, Sophie moves on to bargaining with God. Never miss an issue! Chick-lits are not for me.


If she were a hrief person, I’d want to meet her for coffee.

At 2 years now after my husband died, and having met a great number of young widows in those two years, it’s absolutely idiotic that the protagonist would be doing so cluelessly well within a year of her husband’s death.

Even if we are plagued by ‘memory loss’ and ‘sickness’ it doesn’t mean that we can’t enjoy our life the way it is. 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 griief.

I know I hated the cover graphic of a pair of bunny slippers.

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 a loved one, even showing the humorous side of some of the things grieving people may find winaton doing.

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She moved to the San Lollyy Bay Area inwhere she finally quit the corporate world to become a freelance journalist, starting out as a trief for Automotive News. So I give it 4 stars for its description of grief, the author’s voice, and the narrative flow To anyone who’s experienced widowhood at an early age, it’s ludicrous and offensive to suggest that grieving is over within a year or that finding another man constitutes a happy ending, and books like this only help to reinforce that misconception.

She self-medicates with strong prescription drugs with disastrous results. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I just don’t want to contemplate it at all.

M Such a strange experience, a topic that is a total heart-break, why do you find yourself giggling??? Her father and her stepmother take care Sophie Stanton is a widow at age The ending was sort of sudden, but it’s okay. I loved how realistic the characters seemed, and I particularly loved Sophie’s relationship wniston the young girl.


I wouldn’t go As I read this book I found myself alternately giggling or holding back tears, and nodding my head in agreement; uh huh, I’ve done that myself wearing Kelly’s clothes, being angry because he’s not here, wanting to pull the covers over my head, etc. Trivia About Good Grief. I will be reading wwinston again This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [loved this story, funny and sad, a wonderful ending hide spoiler ].

Then came along the fire-maniac thirteen year old girl. When Sophie decides to up and leave her town and move across the country with her recently-separated gridf, I thought, okay, cool.

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In short, she gathers her life back together in a way that is both triumphant and unforgettable. I didn’t expect much from it, it seemed like ‘chick lit does widowhood. The details may vary, but in real life, mourning is sloppy and filled with setbacks and anger, too many calories and too little sleep.

Granted, the circumstances of death were much different and I wonder if that has something to do with it, but I found a part of me not wanting the happy ending that I got. Lolly Winston has a wonderful way of developing characters.

Refresh and try again. But who is cute enough, crazy enough, and compassionate enough to play Sophie? Gentlemen, start your hairdryers Sophie Grife is a 36 year old woman who is widowed after 3 years of marriage. And along came my good-humored neighbor and told my mother to read this book.