The Optimist's Guide to Letting Go

By Amy E. Reichert
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8.21 Hours 05/15/2018 unabridged
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Gina Zoberski wants to make it through one day without her fastidious mother, Lorraine, cataloguing all her faults, and her sullen teenage daughter, May, snubbing her. Too bad there's no chance of that. Her relentlessly sunny disposition annoys them both, no matter how hard she tries. Instead, Gina finds order and comfort in obsessive list-making and her work at Grilled G's, the gourmet grilled cheese food truck built by her late husband. But when Lorraine suffers a sudden stroke, Gina stumbles upon a family secret Lorraine's kept hidden for forty years. In the face of her mother's failing health and her daughter's rebellion, this optimist might find that piecing together the truth is the push she needs to let go . . .

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Summary

Summary

Gina Zoberski wants to make it through one day without her fastidious mother, Lorraine, cataloguing all her faults, and her sullen teenage daughter, May, snubbing her. Too bad there's no chance of that. Her relentlessly sunny disposition annoys them both, no matter how hard she tries. Instead, Gina finds order and comfort in obsessive list-making and her work at Grilled G's, the gourmet grilled cheese food truck built by her late husband.

But when Lorraine suffers a sudden stroke, Gina stumbles upon a family secret Lorraine's kept hidden for forty years. In the face of her mother's failing health and her daughter's rebellion, this optimist might find that piecing together the truth is the push she needs to let go . . .

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Written with Reichert’s hallmark humor and heart, The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go is a poignant, multi-generational tale of family ties and hidden pasts, of forgiveness, second chances, and the truths that set us free. Lose yourself in this rich and rewarding read!” Pam Jenoff, New York Times bestselling author
“Written with a keen and tender awareness of the devotion between women across generations, The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go is a beautiful read. The characters are wonderfully imperfect, and their relationships are recognizably flawed, making their journey around and around—and finally back to—each other immeasurably satisfying. Bravo!” Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author
“Poignant, tender, and simply wonderful. Amy Reichert has outdone herself. With characters that are as complicated as they are original and a voice that is warmhearted and wise, you will hug this book when you’re done.” Taylor Jenkins Reid, author of One True Loves
“Delightful and heartfelt…Reichert’s best book yet!” Karma Brown, author of In This Moment
“Bringing light to the subtle ways our lives intertwine, while giving hope for healing in the most unexpected places, The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go pushes us to see relationships on a deeper level. With charmingly developed characters who are thoughtfully crafted, this story will cling to readers through the final pages.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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Author Bio: Amy E. Reichert

Amy E. Reichert, author of The Coincidence of Coconut Cake and Luck, Love & Lemon Pie, loves to write stories that end well with characters you’d invite to dinner. A wife, mom, amateur chef, fix-it mistress, and cider enthusiast, she earned her MA in English literature and serves on her local library’s board of directors.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Fiction/Contemporary Women
Runtime: 8.21
Audience: Adult
Language: English