THE GOOD HOUSE tells the story of Hildy Good, who lives in a small town on Boston’s North Shore. Hildy is a successful real-estate broker, good neighbor, mother and grandmother. She’s also a raging alcoholic. Hildy’s family held an intervention for her about a year before this story takes place --- “if they invite you over for dinner, and it’s not a major holiday,” she advises “run for your life” --- and now she feels lonely and unjustly persecuted. She has also fooled herself into thinking that moderation is the key to her drinking problem.
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