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Good grief
Winston, Lolly.
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New York : Time Warner Audiobooks, 2004.
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5 audio discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
36-year-old Sophie Stanton has just lost her husband to cancer. In no time, she finds she's lost not only her husband but her job and waistline as well. Hoping to reinvent her life, she moves to Ashland, Oregon. However, instead of finding a rugged Sam Shepard kind of guy, she finds herself involved in ever more hilariously confused adventures. Will she drop in a pile, or will she recover?
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Compact discs.

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Audiobook on CD


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Adapted from author Winston's debut novel, "Good Grief" is a brilliantly funny and heartwarming audiobook about a woman who learns to embrace a new life after the death of her husband. Abridged. 5 CDs.

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After three years of a happy marriage, Sophie's husband dies from cancer, leaving her, in her thirties, with a big house in San Jose, no children, and the terrible grief that seems at first to destroy her. She leaves her Silicon Valley marketing job after a meltdown whereby she arrived at work wearing her robe and slippers and moves to Oregon, where a friend lives. In the course of the first year, amid the bouts of misery and loneliness, she meets new people, including a very disturbed 13-year-old girl, a handsome actor, and a homeless man she finds wearing one of her late husband's sweaters. The protagonist here is grief: all-controlling, all-pervasive, crushing grief that sometimes cycles through all its stages in 15 minutes, sometimes over months. Sophie's grief is unpredictable and impervious to counseling, medication, and the suggestions of friends and family. Reader Amanda Foreman tells Sophie's story with great emotional clarity and gives distinct voices to the people in her life. Recommended for public libraries.-Barbara Valle, El Paso P.L., TX (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.