Monday, September 9, 2013

The Good House by Ann Leary

A Review by Maggie:

Hildy Good is a recovering alcoholic and a real estate agent in  a fictional  New England town.  She is a descendant of a witch that was hung in Salem and because of this connection she claims to be clairvoyant and many believe she is--- However, Hildy is fooling everyone is town with her supernatural skills and her continued sobriety (not).  Hildy knows the townspeople  well and is successful with her business as she has lived here her entire life.  When she sells an expensive  home to beautiful newcomer Rebecca McAllister the two form a bond of friendship which proves a downfall  for both.  This book is not a page turner but  enjoyable and the writer does well with her description of small New England towns and   she creates interesting quirky characters.  I liked Ann Leary’s  memoir  An Innocent, A Broad   very much and that is why I picked up this book.  The Good House is being made into a movie with Meryl Streep playing Hildy .