Summer Reading B2G1 Free
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    Original Essays | July 15, 2015

    Frank Wilczek: IMG You Are... Who?



    Writing a book is an unnatural act of communication. Speaking to a person, or even to an audience, is an interaction. Very different styles are... Continue »
    1. $20.97 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    spacer

This item may be
out of stock.

Click on the button below to search for this title in other formats.


Check for Availability
Add to Wishlist

This title in other editions

The Best of Good

The Best of Good Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Life was fine for Tom Good, called Good by almost everyone. He was actually getting paid to play music, started the band Point Blank, and penned three hits that became forever lodged in his generation's collective memory. Then, for no apparent reason and to everyone's surprise, he walked away from it all.

That was more than twenty years ago. Now Good has settled into a low-key life, writing and recording songs in his closet studio during the day and bartending in a San Diego music club at night. He feels so grounded and secure in his well-established routines with regard to his relationships, his clothes, his food, and his apartment, that minor alterations in these rituals can cause him to break out into a sweat. But the carefully crafted predictability of his life flies out the window the day Good learns that one of his old girlfriends is the single mother of a ten-year-old boy who looks just like him.

Sara Lewis, who won readers over with her previous novels, including Second Draft of My Life and The Answer Is Yes, once again reveals the ironies of everyday life with her signature humor and poignancy. The Best of Good is an irresistible tale of coming-of-age at the mid-point in life.

Synopsis:

Praise for But I Love You Anyway: "Lewis creates wonderful characters, full-bodied and slightly flawed....This is popular fiction at its best."--Booklist

About the Author

Sara Lewis is the author of four other novels, Second Draft of My Life, The Answer Is Yes, But I Love You Anyway, and Heart Conditions, as well as the collection Trying to Smile and Other Stories. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, McCall's, Redbook, Mademoiselle, Seventeen, Good Housekeeping, and other magazines as well as on National Public Radio. She lives in San Diego with her husband and two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780743436717
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Atria
Author:
Lewis, Sara
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Middle aged men
Subject:
Musicians
Subject:
Fathers and sons
Subject:
San Diego
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Atria Bks Hdcvr
Series Volume:
093-03
Publication Date:
20031202
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 15.344 oz

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

The Best of Good
0 stars - 0 reviews
$ In Stock
Product details 288 pages Atria Books - English 9780743436717 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Praise for But I Love You Anyway: "Lewis creates wonderful characters, full-bodied and slightly flawed....This is popular fiction at its best."--Booklist
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.