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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Good Grief

The Parts are divided into lollly which are the stages of grief and how Sophie deals with these stages. 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.

I am currently reading this book. She tries to go to support groups.

This question contains spoilers… view spoiler [loved this story, funny and sad, a wonderful ending hide spoiler ]. Quotes from Good Grief. Apr 03, bookczuk rated it really liked it Recommended to bookczuk by: I cried, cheered and laughed my way through this book.

But when it comes to moving forward and processing the stages of grief, this author hits the nail on the head. She goes for subtle in those instances rather than the big picture.

I totally related to this story I often tell him if he dies before me, I’ll kill him.

I think Lollg just doesn’t know her style frief enough yet. She screws up everything she does at first. Re-read this fabulous novel this weekend, as a way to treat myself. Aug 20, Linda rated it liked it. I think I just liked the title. In her own words, she desperately wants to be a good widow – graceful, composed, Jackie Kennedy kind of widow.


One thing that I loved ab I picked this book up years ago for a dollar and I’m not sure why. The supporting characters are equally interesting. View Full Version of PW.

The little details she puts here and there, the things that a widower won’t notice is missing until it happens, are touching. I think the resolution of some of the plots was a bit too facile but I so enjoyed the majority of this book.

I could see myself in her shoes throughout the whole book. I was pleasantly surprised that it turned out to be such a good story.

I teared up all over the place while listening. 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. Aug 18, Cathy rated it it was amazing.

Good Grief by Lolly Winston

The swift and easy romantic involvement wasn’t the least bit convincing to me. I love Sophie Stanton and I want her recipes! They bore me to hell. When Sophie decides that adopting Crystal’s “teenage attitude” will actually help Sophie if she uses it in her life.

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.

Preview — Good Grief by Lolly Winston. One thing that I loved about her was that she was able to look at herself, even in her moments of near insanity, and laugh. Devastated widow leaves old life behind. 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.


Sounds very Lifetime-movie-of-the-week, I admit, but Winston managed to write something glod and make it tender and funny at the same time. The first few chapters were definitely qinston strongest. Such a strange experience, a topic that is a total heart-break, why do you find yourself giggling??? I wouldn’t go out of my way to read it again, but I could relate to a lot of it, and it was entertaining.

Nov 16, Elizabeth rated it really liked it Shelves: Well, sure, there was a bit lo,ly 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 themselves doing.

Having lost my brother, Wwinston became winwton only child. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. This really should be goodd 3. And, yes, full of humor.