Hildy Good is a recovering alcoholic, fresh out of rehab where she was sent following an intervention by her daughters. A witty and acerbic narrator, we see her continue to slip (through cleverly written prose) and the ramifications for those around her. I fell in love with The Good House from almost the first line in the novel and enjoyed seeing Hildy's interactions out in the world - cringeworthy though they may be at times. Ann Leary's novel is funny, dark and complicated. A must read this Christmas.